BISHOP EPHRAIM WELCOMED YAD VASHEM DELEGATION
On Monday January 30, His Grace Bishop Ephraim welcomed delegation of the International
School of Yad Vashem at his residency, in the capacity of Bishop of Banja Luka
and of the head of the Jasenovac Committee as well. [More »]
POLEMIC ABOUT RELIEF OF DUŠAN DŽAMONJA CONTINUE
Sculptor Dušan Džamonja in bitter polemics about the fate of his stone relief once exposed at the Memorial Area Jasenovac and now removed want the director of the Memorial Area Nataša Jovičić to be replaced. Leonida Kovač, author of the new exhibition at the Memorial Area answered.
Džamonja’s Relief Removed From Jasenovac
“Return My Relief to Jasenovac Now»
Document, not Monument
BISHOP HRIZOSTOM NEW MEMBER OF JASENOVAC COMMITTEE
His Grace Bishop of Bihać and Petrovac Chrisostom (Jević) was born on March
4 1952 in the village of Vođenica near Bosanski Petrovac in the Western part
of Bosnia, Bosanska Krajina. [More »]
BISHOP OF BANJA LUKA EPHRAIM NEW CHAIRMAN OF
Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on its session on November 2 2005 decided to accept request of His Grace (former) Bishop of Zahumlje and Herzegovina Atanasije (Jevtić) and relieve him of his post as chairman of Jasenovac Committee, due to the condition of his health. [More »]
WINTER SEMINAR FOR EDUCATORS OPENED AT YAD VASHEM
On Sunday January 8 Winter Seminar for Educators from Abroad held its opening session at “Prima Kings” hotel in Jerusalem. Seminar is organized by the International School for Holocaust Research of Yad Vashem and is headed by Mr. Ephraim Kaye. Already sixth time, Jasenovac Committee is participating at the Seminar, this time through Mr. Oleg Soldat, a professor of philosophy at the Gymnasium in Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska/Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hieromonk Jovan (Ćulibrk), coordinator of Jasenovac Committee also gave a speech at the opening session.
A NEW COOPERATION BETWEEN YAD VASHEM AND JASENOVAC MEMORIAL AREA
The International School for Holocaust Studies from Jerusalem sent a letter
of intentions to Jasenovac Memorial Area: forming of an European net of memorial
areas and institutions possible?
začetnik mreže spomen-područja Europe?
the Initiator of the European Memorial Areas Net
camp turned into educational centre
THE COUNCIL OF THE MEMORIAL AREA JASENOVAC DISINTEGRATED AFTER ELECTION OF RIGHT-WING POLITICIAN AS ITS HEAD
Three weeks after Zoran Prpić has been elected as the head of the Council of
the Memorial Area Jasenovac, the Council is still in disarray. The representatives
of the survivors, anti-fascist fighters and the Serbian community left the Council
because newly elected Prpić belongs to HDZ, party of the late president Tuđman
with ambiguous attitude towards Ustaši regime and its crimes in World War Two.
Interim agreement was that historian of the Serbian origin Zorica Stipetić will
be new head, as the representative of the main group of victims.
DŽAMONJA'S RELIEF "TO THE VICTIMS OF JASENOVAC" REMOVED FROM MEMORIAL
Allegedly by decision of the director Nataša Jovičić, the famous relief To
the Victims of Jasenovac has been removed from the Memoral Area Jasenovac. The
removal hapened in the moment when the Council of the Memorial Area is in the
crisis, since representatives of the survivors, antifascist fighters and Serbs
refused to participate in protest of election of Tuđman's HDZ party member Zoran
Prpić as chairman of the Council. Dušan Džamonja is world known sculptor which
works are also in Memorial Areas of Auschwity and Dachau.
Jasenovac gubi vjerodostojnost
"Jasenovačkim žrtvama" pohranjen u Zagrebačkoj gliptoteci
FOUNDATION ASSEMBLY OF FOUNDATION
On November 25 in Kozarska Dubica Foundation Jasenovac-Donja Gradina gathered its first assembly. [More »]
Serbian President in Yad Vashem
The President of Republic of Serbia Boris Tadic with his aides visited Memorial
institution for the Holocaust Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Tuesday, November 8.
The JRI Presents Awards to the Winners of the First Jasenovac Memorial Art Contest for Students in Republika Srpska, in Bosnia
The awards ceremony for the first annual Jasenovac Commemorative Art Contest
for students in Republika Srpska was held today in Donja Gradina at the Gradina
Memorial Park. [More »]
SEMINAR ON JASENOVAC CONCLUDES
A three day-long seminar for seminary professors regarding the Jasenovac death
camp, which was organized by the Committee for Jasenovac of the Holy Assembly
of Bishops, concluded in the monastery of Mostanica on October 21. [More »]
The Founding Assembly of the Association for Protection of the Memorial Site Donja Gradina
On Friday, September 16, the founding assembly of the Association for the protection of the Memorial site Donja Gradina is to be gathered [More »]
The Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro meets Chairman of Yad Vashem Directorate
On Monday, September 12, Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro in the State of Israel, Krinka Vidakovic-Petrov, had a working meeting with the Chairman of Yad Vashem Directorate, Mr. Avner Shalev. Two dignitaries discussed forthcoming projects of cooperation of Yad Vashem and Serbian specialists and institutions dealing with the Holocaust and the genocide during the World War Two, especially with the Museum of the Genocide Victims from Belgrade. Ambassador Vidakovic-Petrov in July this year opened the Summer Seminar for Holocaust Educators at Yad Vashem.
of Lipljan Teodosije with Pilgrims visited Yad Vashem
The group of Serbian pilgrims brought to the Holy Land by the “Dobročinstvo”
agency, visited Yad Vashem Memorial Authority in Jerusalem on Wednesday September
28. [More »]
The Renewal of the Church in Jasenovac Celebrated
On Sunday, September 4, 21st Anniversary of the renewal of the church in Jasenovac was celebrated by Liturgy, served by two bishops.[More »]
Communique of Jasenovac Committee of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Jasenovac Committee of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church met on July 14, 2005 in the bishop’s residence in Banja Luka. Out of its concern for the preservation of remembrance of this new Serbian Kosovo, of the Great-martyred Jasenovac as an event that changed Serbian history, the Holy Assembly of Bishops in 2003 founded the Jasenovac Committee, giving it the task of taking care of the Remembrance of the Newly Martyred and the locations where they perished. [More »]
Seminar for Educators from Croatia opened at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem
In the presence of the ambassador of Republic of Croatia in State of Israel, Mr. Ivan Del Vechio, seminar for holocaust educators from Croatia opened at International Holocaust School at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Monday, July 18 2005. Yad Vashem organized the seminar in cooperation with Humanitarian Fund ICHEIC and United States Holocaust Museum from Washington. Twenty three educators will participate in seminar that will last until July 31, headed by Ms, Zita Turgeman from International Holocaust School. In attachment: Seminar program (PDF Document / 100 kB).
Ambassador Krinka Vidaković-Petrov opened Summer Seminar for Educators from Abroad in Yad Vashem
Krinka Vidaković-Petrov, the ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro in State of Israel, opened Summer Seminar for Educators from Abroad in Hotel Prima Kings on sunday, June 26. [More »]
Croatian Prime Minister in Yad Vashem
Ivo Sanader, Croatian prime minister, visited Yad Vashem and laid a wreath in Ochel Yitzhor (Hall of Remembrance) on Tuesday, June 28. He was accompanied by Nataša Jovičić, the head of Jasenovac Memorial area in Croatia. [More »]
Lecture on Jasenovac in Swedish Christian Study Centre in Jerusalem
On Friday May 27 Hieromonk Jovan Culibrk held a lecture on Jasenovac concentration camp in Swedish Christian Study Centre in the Old City in Jerusalem. [More »]
JRI Republishes Major Work on the Holocaust in Yugoslavia "The Black Book"
On the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Jasenovac and the end of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia, the Jasenovac Research Institute is proud to announce its publication of one of the most important studies of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia - "The Crimes of the Fascist Occupants and Their Collaborators Against Jews in Yugoslavia" ("Zlocini fasistickih okupatora i nijihovih saradnika protiv Jevreja u Jugoslaviji"). It is generally agreed that this work is one of the two most important books on the Jewish dimension of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia ever produced (the other being Jasa Romano's study published nearly thirty years later). [More »]
Introducing the first issue of the JRI Quarterly Magazine
The first and only magazine devoted to Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia as well as the continuing search for justice and human rights in the Balkans. [More »]
Adress by Svetozar Marovic
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today as we are attending the opening ceremony of the new wing of the Yad Vashem Memorial Center, I wish at this place that is holy to all the world’s Jews, to briefly remind you of the innocent Jewish victims who perished during World War Two in territory of Serbia and Montenegro. Before World War Two around 34,000 Jews were living in Serbia and Montenegro accounting for almost half of all the Jews in the former Yugoslavia. Close to 29,000 or 86 per cent of them found their death in Nazi pogroms. [More »]
Adress by Borislav Paravac
Being here today, in this sacred place I bow my head before the shadows of millions of Jewish victims. Victims of Holocaust, millions of dead each and every time again, warn us living not to have those horrible times ever and nowhere repeated.
Coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the experience of the loss in my own family and my close friends in the Doboj camp in the World War I, in the death camp in Jasenovac – Gradina, in the World War II, where hundreds of thousands mostly Serbs, Jews and Roma were mercilessly murdered, I pay sincere tribute and understanding for the suffering of the Jewish people. [More »]
Adress by Stjepan Mesic
Mr. President of the State of Israel,
Distinguished Presidents and Prime Ministers,
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
As a rule museums are places where they keep beautiful and praiseworthy things. One goes to museums in order to enjoy the exhibits. The Museum which is nowbeing opened in Jerusalem differs completely from the standard understanding of a museum. It preserves the memory of something indescribably and incomprehensibly horrible. When visiting it, regardless of all previous knowledge of history, one is left speechless when faced with the truth about what some people were capable of doing to other people – only and exclusively because they were different, because they belonge to another race, nation and religion. [More »]