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Street named after Diana Budisavljević

    Diana Budisavljević (née Obexer; b. Innsbruck, Austria, 15 January 1891 – 20 August 1978, Innsbruck, Austria) was an Austrian humanitarian who led a major relief effort in Yugoslavia during World War II. Diana Obexer married Julije Budisavljević in 1917, who at that time worked as an assistant at the surgical clinic in Innsbruck. By 1919, the couple had moved to Zagreb, at the time part of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. From October 1941, she organized and provided assistance to mostly Serbian Orthodox women and children detained in the Ustaše camps in the Independent State of Croatia, a Nazi puppet state established in occupied Yugoslavia. The operation, known as « Action Diana Budisavljević », succeeded in saving around 10,000 children.

    Address : Ulica Diane Budisavljević, Banja Luka


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