Ognjen Kraus: “Holocaust denial is going unpunished in the country and Jewish graves are being obliterated”

President of the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Communities in Croatia Ognjen Kraus said that Holocaust denial is going unpunished in the country and Jewish graves are being obliterated at a Yom Hashoah ceremony at Zagreb’s Mirogoj cemetery. 

Zagreb may soon rename streets dedicated to Nazi-backed Ustasha regime

Local authorities in Zagreb are proposing to rename four streets currently named after high-ranking officials linked to the Nazi-backed Ustasha regime in another move away from the historical revisionism prominent in the 1990s.

Croatia adopts the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

The Croatian government adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism. Croatia will preside IHRA in 2023 and 2024, so the government has established a National Coordination Body for the presidency over IHRA.

Croatia takes a step toward returning art looted during the Holocaust

The Croatian government is taking steps toward returning art to the heirs of Jews whose collections were plundered by the Ustase regime, which ruled a puppet state allied with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany during World War II.

Croatian Prime Minister appoints special advisor for combating antisemitism

Sara Lustig, daughter of the late Croatian-Jewish producer Branko Lustig, was recently appointed as a special advisor for combating antisemitism to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković. Lustig has been deputy head of the Croatian delegation to IHRA.

Croatian football fans perform Nazi salute in Milan

Dinamo Zagreb fans marched through the streets of Milan displaying the Nazi salute before their team was set to play against AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League.

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