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» Vukovar is an indelible part of European and World History
In this article we have collected some of the songs and verses dedicated to the tragic destiny of the city of Vukovar and its citizens. The destiny of numerous victims is still not known. This Baroque city on the Danube river was savagely destroyed in 1991.
» How do Croatians Communicate? By David Byler 8th Generation Croatian-American
Submitted By David Byler | Published 11/12/2013 | Opinions , Croatian Life Stories , Community | Unrated
"How do Croatians Communicate" is a vital topic for many of us. Croatian musicians, poets, artists, politicians, preachers, and marketing people of all varieties, no less than those from any culture or from any ethnicity, are communicators. Our success depends on persistent and pervasive communication. A song heard only by a few birds in the forest, as pleasant and appreciative an audience as they may seem to be, is somehow unsatisfyin
» Phil Boskovich, King of Onions, descendant of Croatian immigrants, dies in 2013 at the age of 97
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/5/2013 | People , Education , Croatian Life Stories , Croatian Cuisine , Business | Unrated
Boskovich was born in Los Angeles in 1915 to Croatian immigrants. After graduating from North Hollywood High School in 1933, he joined his father, Stjepan, on the family’s small farm, according to a release from the company. His brother Joe, cofounder of the company, died in 2008. Today, Boskovich Farms grows produce on more than 15,000 acres in California and Mexico and employs more than 500 people in Ventura
» George Mikan gentle giant and the first big dominant basketball player in the history of NBA has Croatian roots
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/20/2013 | Sports , People , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
George  Mikan, a famous Croatian-American basketball player, the first big and dominant man in the NBA (212 cm tall). He was born in Joliet, and baptized in the Croatian Roman Catholic Church in. His grandfather, whose name is also George Mikan, was born in Croatia, as Juraj Mikan (in Croatian, Juraj = George), and he once said th efollowing: "I am proud of my grandson, and am glad that we Croatians have made a contr
» Joseph Thomas Rukavina 1922-2013 Croatian humanitarian and Democratic activist in the USA
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/19/2013 | People , In Memoriam , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Joseph Thomas Rukavina, 91 years old of White Bear Lake, MN died on June 10, 2013 at Southview Acres Health Care Center  in West St. Paul. Joe was a long time activist within the Democratic party and so proud of his work with three Croatian American groups:  Croatian Fraternal Union, MN Croatian Cultural Society and the National Federation of Croatian Americans (co-founder).  He was honored with awards from both the Repub
» Nikola Primorac Croatian captain of City of Ragusa craft sailing from Liverpool to New York and back in 1870
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/18/2013 | People , History , Entertainment , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
There are honored people in Croatian maritime history who contributed to the various fields of maritime affairs. One of them is Captain Nikola Primorac, born in Dubrovnik on July 27, 1840, who sailed in his small boat across the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York and back to Liverpool, England. In Liverpool he made a bet with one Englishman for 100 pound sterling that he will cross the Atlantic in a small boat. It was se
» Don Wolf author of autobiographical photo monograph Croatian Love Story
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/26/2013 | People , Entertainment , Education , Culture And Arts , Croatian Life Stories , Community , Charity | Unrated
Long before Don Wolf was born, the outline for A Croatian Love Story was formed in the 1900’s. An ethnic neighborhood was the site where determined women and men struggled to build, to educate and to become citizens. These Croatian immigrants formed the strong shoulders supporting cherished traditions as they learned to live in and to love their new country. Don’s photographs depict Croatian life both in
» Call for proposals for international conference on Croatian history, language, and migration
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 05/16/2013 | History , Education , Croatian Life Stories , Community | Unrated
The conference to be held from 5-7 February, 2014, honours 30 years of Croatian Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. The focus of the conference is on the development of the identity and political consciousness of Croatians in Croatia or abroad through the exploration of the construction and expression of personal and group identities of Croatians of all social classes, in all periods from the Middle Ages to the modern day.
» Adam Eterovich 1931-2013 distinguished researcher of the history and culture of Croatian diaspora in the USA
Submitted By Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/2/2013 | Science , People , In Memoriam , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Adam Eterovich's studies of Croatian diaspora in the USA are inavoidable for understanding the contribution Croatians to the history of the USA. He has accumulated and published a list of several hundred thosanad of names of Croatian Americans. On his well known web-site www.croatians.com Mr. Eterovich has selected dozens of interesting biographies, some of which left indelible mark in the history of the USA, like Ni


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