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Serbia

Serbia vows to block plan to turn Nazi death camp sites into shops

Serbia will adopt a law to create a memorial centre in Belgrade for tens of thousands of Jews, Serbs and Roma killed by Nazis in World War II, preventing plans to redevelop two concentration camp sites into commercial space.

Outcry as pre-school sets up in former Nazi concentration camp in Serbia

Although attempts to proposed Holocaust memorial on site of a former nazi concentration camp since the early 1990s, progress to approve it has been slow. In the meantime, parts of the site have been sold to private owners.

Belgrade Jews accuse opposition leader of embracing Nazi ally fans

Belgrade's Jewish community denounced comments from a Serbian opposition leader that appeared to embrace supporters of a Nazi collaborator.

Israeli president thanks Serbia for Holocaust restitution law

Serbia passed a law that allows for the restitution of heirless and unclaimed Jewish property seized during the Holocaust to the Jewish community.

Romanian and Serbian Holocaust survivors receive restitution payments

Romanian and Serbian Holocaust survivors have received payments totaling 2.5 million Euro as a result of efforts to obtain restitution of Jewish communal property.

Serbian ruling party says setting up office at concentration camp “not wrong”

A local branch of the Serbian Progressive Party rejected criticism of a decision to open an office at the site of former Nazi-run concentration camp Staro Sajmiste in Belgrade.

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