ZAGREB, 23 Might, 2021 – Author Jasminka Domaš gave a lecture in Zagreb earlier this week on the contribution of Jews to Croatian tradition and their lasting legacy, and offered her ebook “Kadišl i Nebeski Zločini” (Kadišl and Heavenly Crimes), impressed by the fates of Croatian Jews in the course of the 1941-45 Nazi-styled NDH.
A panel entitled “The Contribution of Jews to Croatian Tradition”, organised by the Centre for Promotion of Tolerance and Preservation of Holocaust Remembrance, is a part of a cultural and academic undertaking, “I Perceive You, I Hear You”, which focuses on studying concerning the Holocaust, the social significance of Jews and different nationwide minorities and their contribution to the cultural and different legacies in Croatia.
Domaš is a Croatian author, journalist and scientist of Jewish origin.
Jews are an inseparable a part of id of at this time’s Zagreb and Croatia
Talking concerning the contribution of Jews to Croatian tradition, Domaš named numerous necessary and profitable people, akin to medical doctors Mauro Sachs, Dragutin Schwarz and Izidor Steinhardt and social anthropologist Vera Stein Erlich, who contributed tremendously to the event of Croatian society.
Additionally, it’s inconceivable to speak concerning the Metropolis of Zagreb and its city look with out mentioning Jewish architects chargeable for the look of its centre at this time, she mentioned.
She recalled that the Zrinjevac meteorological column was a present to the town from Jewish physician Adolf Holzer. The Prister household donated the Music Pavillion to the town, whereas the Ethnographic Museum was based by Salamon Berger.
The Vatroslav Lisinski Live performance Corridor was named after Ignac Fuchs, the composer of the primary Croatian opera, Domaš mentioned, recalling additionally the destiny of Lea Deutch, who carried out on the Croatian Nationwide Theatre in Zagreb from the age of 5 and who within the NDH (Unbiased State of Croatia) was not spared loss of life in a Nazi camp.
“About 1,500 Jews stay in Zagreb at this time, and there are 2,000 in Croatia. Based on information, in 1941, about 12,000 Jews lived in Zagreb and 39,500 in NDH, so some 5,000 folks survived the warfare,” mentioned Domaš, who got here throughout some startling data throughout her analysis. “After 1938, 50,000 refugees from Germany and Austria handed by means of Zagreb, however nobody believed what they mentioned about what was taking place there, and it value so many individuals their lives”.
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