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  • Serbian Orthodox Church Reaches out to Jewish Community

    The Serbian Orthodox Church, anxious to make amends for a grossly anti-Semitic article in the most recent issue of its magazine “Pravoslaulje” (Orthodoxy), may cleanse its religious textbooks of provocatively anti-Semitic references. The church synod has apologized for publishing a piece titled “Jews are Crucifying Christ Again” in last month’s edition of the Patriarchate’s publication… More ▸

  • Serbian Leader Positive on Israel

    Serbia, one of the six socialist republics comprising Yugoslavia, has established good relations with Israel on all levels, according to its secretary of state for foreign affairs, Alexander Prija. On a visit here, Prija said he hoped diplomatic relations would be established between Yugoslavia and Israel, a matter he has already raised with the federal… More ▸

  • Sholem Aleichem Story Published in Serbian in Yugoslavia

    The Yugoslav journal “Jezh” published in its last issue a full translation of a story by Sholem Aleichem translated into Serbian. There are few translations from the Yiddish into Serbian because the overwhelming majority of Yugoslav Jews are of Sephardic origin and not at home with Yiddish. More ▸

  • German Court Drops Proceedings Against Slayer of Serbian Jews

    Legal proceedings against a Nazi diplomat convicted of responsibility for the killing of thousands of Serbian Jews have been suspended by the Bamberg Court of Assizes because “the defendant cannot be found.” The fugitive from justice is Counsellor of Legation Franz Rademacher, who headed the Jewish section of the German Foreign Office and was instrumental… More ▸

  • Ex-gestapo Chief for Serbia on Trial for Mass Murders

    The trial of Emanuel Schaefer, former Gestapo chief in Serbia, on charges of complicity in the murder of 6,000 Serbian Jews, opened in Cologne yesterday. Schaefer, who is currently serving a sentence based on membership in the Gestapo, is accused of having ordered Jewish women and children loaded into specially constructed vehicles in which they… More ▸

  • Former Nazi Official Charged with Murder of 1,500 Serbian Jews

    The trial of Dr. Franz Rademacher, former legation counsel to the Nazi Government, will open here February ###. He is charged with the murder of 1,500 Jews in Serbia in 1941. The Jewish cemetery in Wanne-Eickel, located in the Ruhr, has been transferred to the care of the Jewish Trust Corporation for Germany, with headquarters… More ▸

  • 30,000 Jews Executed in Serbia; Nazis Order Jews from Salonica into Mountains

    More than 30,000 Yugoslavian Jews have been massacred in Axis-occupied Serbia by the occupational authorities, according to information reaching official Yugoslavian circles here today. Several thousand Jews who escaped execution have either joined the ranks of the Yugoslav partisans or are living in the mountains as nomads, the report said. Nazi occupational authorities in Salonica,… More ▸

  • Jewish Women Fighting with Serbian Guerrillas, Nazi Radio Asserts

    Jewish women are fighting in the ranks of the Yugoslav guerrillas who continue to harass the Axis occupation forces in Serbia, it was alleged today in a Nazi broadcast from Belgrade. A number of Jewish women wearing soldiers’ uniforms are among prisoners captured by the German occupation forces, the Belgrade broadcaster stated. He also claimed… More ▸

  • Two Thousand Bulgarian Jews Reported Fighting with Chetniks in Serbia

    Increased anti-Semitic restrictions in Bulgaria and the recent warning by the government that all the Jews in the country would be concentrated in two ghettos have resulted in 2,000 Bulgarian Jews fleeing the country to Serbia, where they have joined the Chetnik guerrillas of Gen. Draja Mihailovitch, it was reliably reported here today. At present,… More ▸