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Croatia

“Stolperstein” in Memory of Chief Rabbi of Zagreb Re-installed

The Stolperstein (stumbling block) in memory of Miroslav Šalom Freiberger, the Zagreb chief rabbi who was killed in Auschwitz, was reinstalled in Zagreb's Amruševa Street, after it had been destroyed the previous month.

Most parliamentary groups in Croatia support draft law banning Ustasha symbols

The Jewish community of Zagreb reported that a majority of the political groups in the Croatian Parliament support an initiative for a legal framework to ban Ustasha insignia and the glorification of Ustasha war criminals in Croatia.

Swastika, letter U sprayed on Holocaust memorial in Varazdin

An unidentified perpetrator sprayed a swastika and the letter U on a monument to Holocaust victims in the northern Croatian city of Varazdin, local police said.

Croatian Jewish leader calls on government to ban Ustasha symbols

The president of the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Communities in Croatia, Dr. Ognjen Kraus, called on Prime Minister Andrej Plenković to finally make sure legislation was adopted to ban Ustasha symbols and insignia.

Croatian president leaves event over pro-Nazi salute

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic walked out of a state ceremony in protest after one of the participants wore a T-shirt displaying a salute used by the pro-Nazi Ustasha regime during World War II.

Jews, Serbs and Roma join Jasenovac commemoration

Jews, Serbs and Roma joined top Croatian officials for the first time in 4 years in commemorating the victims of the notorious Jasenovac concentration camp, warning that more needs to be done to curb right-wing sentiments in the country.

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