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About 125 Years from the Birth of Diana Budisavljevic

Diana Budisavljevic, maiden name Obekser, born in Innsbruck January 15, 1891, the Austrian-born humanitarian who during World War II, saved 15 336 children from the Ustasha death camps in the Independent State of Croatia. Children who she was trying to save, were mostly Serbian from Kordun, Kozara, Croatian and Bosnian villages. This action was one of the toughest and most comprehensive rescued by humanitarian actions related to the concentration camps in World War II. 3 254 children died during the rescue or immediately after leaving the camp, exhausted by torture, hunger and disease, while more than 12 000 rescued children survived the war.

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