Category: Homages to Colleagues
By Dr. Norman Markowitz, JRI Director, Professor of History, Rutgers University Traian Stoianovich, a world-renowned scholar of Balkan history and a member of our JRI Advisory Board passed away after a long struggle with cancer. Of Serbian Yugoslav background, Traian was born in Graješnica, Macedonia in 1920 and grew up in Rochester, New York. At a time […]
It is with great sadness that we must report the death of our friend and colleague Jovan Mirković. Jovan Mirković was one of the most important historians and authorities on the history of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia, particularly focusing on and dedicating his life to research on the Independent State of Croatia’s genocide during the Second World War against the Serbian, Jewish and Roma people and clergy. His work will have a lasting impact on the future of the scholarship on this subject.
JRI deeply mourns the loss of Dr. Smilja Avramov, who was for many years a Member of the Honorary Advisory Board of the Jasenovac Research Institute and a long-time supporter of our organization. We also remember her great contributions to the scholarship on and public awareness of the Holocaust in the NDH and former Yugoslavia and to the study of the extermination camp of Jasenovac.