Sunday, 15 April 2018

Jewish Community Holds Separate Commemoration for Jasenovac Victims

ZAGREB, April 15, 2018 - The head of the Jewish Community of Zagreb (ŽOZ) and of the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Communities in Croatia Ognjen Kraus said at a commemoration for the victims of the World War II concentration camp Jasenovac that the Croatian government and parliament must respect the constitution and the fact that the Ustasha salute "For the homeland, ready" is unconstitutional.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Jewish Community Demands a Law to Ban Ustasha Symbols

ZAGREB, April 13, 2018 - Speaking at the central commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day at Zagreb's Mirogoj cemetery on Thursday, the leader of the Jewish Community of Zagreb Ognjen Kraus expressed dissatisfaction with the treatment of Jews in Croatia and called on the authorities to adopt, as soon as possible, a law to ban the Ustasha salute "For the homeland, ready" and Ustasha symbols "under which the Jewish community was almost entirely destroyed."

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Osijek Commemorates Holocaust Victims

ZAGREB, April 12, 2018 - Wreath-laying ceremonies at the "Mother and Child" monument in Osijek's Oscar Nemon Park were held on Thursday to observe Yom HaShoah Day, that is Holocaust Remembrance Day, in that eastern Croatian town, with representatives of the Osijek Jewish Community warning against those who even today negate the Holocaust.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Nazi Hunter Efraim Zuroff Presents Croatian Edition of His Book

ZAGREB, April 10, 2018 - Israeli-American historian Efraim Zuroff, who has played a key role in the arrest of the remaining Nazi war criminals over the past 35 years, presented in Zagreb the Croatian edition of his book "Operation Last Chance: One Man's Quest to Bring Nazi Criminals to Justice" as part of the 12th Festival of Tolerance.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Commemorations at Jasenovac to Be Held Separately Again

Just like in previous years, the official commemoration will be boycotted by minority groups.

Friday, 16 March 2018

World Jewish Restitution Organization Delegation Visits Croatia

ZAGREB, March 16, 2018 - Deputy Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner on Friday received a delegation of the World Jewish Restitution Organization to discuss stepping up the restitution of property seized during and after WWII and possible changes to the law on the restitution of property seized in the former Yugoslavia.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

President Replies to Efraim Zuroff's Criticism after Controversial Speech

ZAGREB, March 15, 2018 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Wednesday rejected Simon Wiesenthal Centre director Efraim Zuroff's "misinterpretation," of her speech in Buenos Aires and said that his repeated attempts to impose a collective stigma on Croatia, its people and its emigration deserved condemnation.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Zagreb to Finally Get Holocaust Monument and Synagogue

ZAGREB, February 2, 2018 - Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić on Friday promised members of the Israeli-Croatian Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group that before he retires from politics he will erect a monument to the Holocaust victims in Zagreb and rebuild the synagogue in the city's Praška Street, destroyed by the Ustasha regime that ruled Croatia in World War II.

Monday, 23 October 2017

World Jewish Congress Launches Campaign Regarding the Ustasha in Croatia

Recent cases of historical revisionism in Croatia draw international attention.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

US Holocaust Envoy Visits Croatia

Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues at the US Department of State Thomas Yazdgerdi is in Zagreb.

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