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  • Croatian Jews hold own Holocaust commemoration, rebuking government

    April 18, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    Croatian Jews held a Holocaust commemoration a week before the scheduled government event that the community said it would boycott.

    Some 300 Jewish residents of Croatia attended the ceremony held Friday at the Nazi death camp at Jasenovac, near Zagreb, The Associated Press...

  • Croatian Jews to boycott country’s official Holocaust commemorations

    April 5, 2016 | 12:25 pm

    The Jewish community in Croatia said it will boycott the country’s official Holocaust commemoration events this year to protest alleged government inaction to curb neo-Nazism.

    The Coordinating Committee of the Jewish Communities of Croatia said it would hold its own commemoration...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center center urges dismissal of Croatia’s culture minister

    February 5, 2016 | 2:18 pm

    The Israel-based Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Croatia's government on Friday to dismiss its culture minister, saying he took a disdainful attitude toward Croatian resistance to fascism during World War Two.

    The Jewish human rights group expressed "shock and indignation at...

  • ‘Schindler’s List’ producer donating Oscar to Yad Vashem

    July 7, 2015 | 11:21 am

    A Croatian Holocaust survivor who worked as a producer on “Schindler’s List” will give his Academy Award from the movie to Yad Vashem.

    Branko Lustig, 83, a survivor of the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, said that the Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem...

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  • From Croatia to Israel to the NBA?

    February 12, 2015 | 3:45 pm

    Dragan Bender, a 17-year-old from Croatia, is heading to New York City for this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game festivities to see the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv believes Bender, a 6-foot-11 power forward, could one day be playing in the...

  • The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 31, 2013 | 2:11 am

    In The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic, Luka taught his granddaughter: “The first rule of swimming was to stay afloat.” Madgalena and Jadranka, two sisters who grew up on Rosmarina Island, Croatia, must find a path to balance in this novel. Through the details of...

  • Croatia to quit UN Golan force after reports of arms shipments

    February 28, 2013 | 8:55 am

    Croatia will pull its soldiers out of the U.N. peace force in the Golan Heights as a precautionary step, the government said on Thursday, after media reports that Croatian arms were being sent to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

    The Croatian government denied the...

  • The Bachelorette is Starting to Bore Me

    By Ilana Angel

    June 19, 2012 | 8:15 pm

    I love this show and I love Emily but I am starting to lose interest in the whole thing.  It is moving very slowly, Emily is sweet but wearing thin, and I’m not sure I see her with any of the men she has left.  There are a couple of great men, but I’m not seeing the chemistry she...

  • Croatia expected to take up restitution law amendment

    June 15, 2011 | 10:44 am

    The Croatian Parliament is expected to discuss a proposed amendment that could change the country’s restitution law and make it possible for foreigners, including Holocaust survivors, to file property claims.

    According to the Claims Coholnference, an organization dedicated to...

  • Historic Croatian synagogue vandalized

    June 1, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Police are investigating an attack on the entrance to the historic synagogue in the Croatian city of Split, on the Adriatic coast.

    Unidentified persons covered the walls, doors and the information plaque around the entrance to the synagogue and Jewish community office with spray...

  • Jewish Croatia: Through the Looking Glass

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    This past October I found myself, along with four other North American Jewish journalists, flying business class -- a wonderful way to fly -- to Croatia on Lufthansa Airlines. The Croatian Tourist Office in conjunction with Lufthansa had generously put together a 12 day guest...
  • Crypto - Jews Unmasked

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    This past October I found myself, along with four other North American Jewish journalists, flying business class -- a wonderful way to fly -- to Croatia on Lufthansa Airlines. The Croatian Tourist Office in conjunction with Lufthansa had generously put together a 12 day guest...
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