Kladovo-Šabac affair (two books and a third reflection)
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Separated by the space of a уеаг and a distance of thousands of miles, two books were published - one in Israel and the other in Austria - devoted to the Kladovo-Šabac affair, one of the least known episodes in the Holocaust period. In the introduction to one of these books, the one in Hebrew, the authors define the parameters of the affair: "This book tells the story of 1,000 illegal immigrants who left from or via Vienna for Palestine in November 1939. In April 1941, they returned and fell into Nazi hands in Yugoslavia, and were never to complete their aliya journey. Their twenty months, stay in Yugoslavia, first in the village of Kladovo and then in the town of Šabac, gave this group its name and their bitter fate the title, "The Kladovo-Šabac Affair." What happened to them, as a story of the life and death of European Jewry in the Holocaust period, runs from forced migration and expulsion on the eve of the war and in its initial moments to planned mass murder, the Final Solution.
Source:Kladovo transport: zbornik radova sa okruglog stola, 2006, 559-585
- Belgrade : The Jewish Historical Musem of Federation of Jewish Communities in Yugoslavia