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Sunday, August 25 • 08:00 - 09:00
How politics in the West Balkans influenced the Jewish community: Collapse of Yugoslavia and its Jewish community

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This session will include a short overview of the history of Jewish communities in the western Balkans and will mainly focus on the period of the Yugoslav wars, and the connection between the Jewish communities, despite these communities’ countries being at war with one another.  It will also look at the role the Jewish organizations played in helping people of all religions and nationalities during the siege of Sarajevo.

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Sonja Viličić

Based in Belgrade, Serbia, Sonja worked for the Joint Distribution Committee in Budapest in various positions. She is also a graduate of the Melton Senior Educators Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sonja is one of the founders and an Executive Director of NGO Haver Srbija... Read More →

Sunday August 25, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 SAST