B’nai Brith has had a presence in Canada since its earliest days, with roots stretching back to 1875. We are Canadian Jewry’s most senior human rights advocacy organization and is the only national independent voice speaking out on behalf of grassroots Jewish Canadians.
The Letters of Hilda Dajč
In 1941, among the concentration camps established by the Nazi government in occupied Serbia, one was founded in Zemun, a town situated not far from the country’s capital Belgrade. It was part of the territory taken over by the Independent State of Croatia, a Nazi-satellite at that time, but control of the camp was almost completely held by SS Units. During 1941/1942, the Germans nicknamed Sajmište concentration camp the Judenlager Semlin (Jewish camp in Zemun). It was a place where thousands of Jewish people were interned before being gassed in a van.