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6.7.2018. 10:19
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ICJW President Robyn Lenn OAM visited the Union of Jewish Women of Croatia, in Zagreb in 
November 201 7 .

The Union of Jewish Women is the oldest organization in the Jewish community, established in 1887, and they even were active during World War II, trying to save children in the camps by sending packages of food and medicine.... Today there are approximately 1,200 people in the whole of Croatia who identify as Jews. Our affiliate operates in four cities: Zagreb, Split, Osijek and Rijeka. In Zagreb they meet in the Jewish community building for regular meetings and  their literature club....

As President of the Union for many years, Dr. Melita Švob, a retired scientist in her eighties,
 every year since 2007 , has organized a winter gathering for Jewish women in Opatija, a resort 
on the Adriatic coast, as part of the Café Europe program sponsored by the Claims Conference. They  
enjoy excursions, lectures, concerts, and even dancing. 

This winter they brought their photos to create 
an exhibition of the history of Jewish life in Croatia, which was displayed in Zagreb.

 Melita has als 
been active in collecting the names of those who perished during the Holocaust and submitting them 
to the archive in Yad Vashem.

Robyn joined a party of UJWC members from Zagreb and Osijek on a two-day bus tour of the Zagorje 
region of Croatia, visiting castles and museums and talking to them about their lives and communities. 
She made a presentation to Melita to express the group’s appreciation of her work on their behalf.