Leon Geršković

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Leon Geršković
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Personal details
Born (1910-02-02)2 February 1910
Bučje, Pleternica, Austro-Hungarian Empire, (now Croatia)
Died 1 April 1992(1992-04-01) (aged 82)
Zagreb, Croatia
Nationality Croat
Alma mater University of Zagreb

Dr. Leon Geršković (2 February 1910 – 1 April 1992) was Croatian Jewish lawyer, legal scholar and politician.[1][2]

Geršković was born in Bučje, Pleternica on February 2, 1910. He attended the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb and graduated in 1933. Since 1935, he was a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia. Geršković was active member of the syndicate at the textile factory "Hermann Pollack & Sohn" in Zagreb.[3][2] After graduation, Geršković worked as a lawyer, when in 1940 he opened his own private law office.[3] Geršković joined the Partisans in 1941. In 1943, he became the first editor of Slobodna Dalmacija. From 1944, Geršković was the chief of administration at ZAVNOH.[2][4] He was a recipient of the "Partizanska Spomenica 1941" (Partisan memorial 1941).[3][2] Repeatedly he was the elected member of the SFR Yugoslavia National Assembly, state secretary at the federal executive council and member of the Parliament of the Socialist Republic of Croatia. He was a university professor who taught constitutional law and the municipal system. Geršković was one of the founders of Faculty of Political Science at the University of Zagreb in 1962, and its first dean until 1965. Also, he was a professor at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. Geršković started the journal "Politička Misao". Between 1946 and 1974, Geršković participated in the writing of the constitution of Yugoslavia.[4][2] He died on April 1, 1992 in Zagreb and was buried at the Mirogoj Cemetery.[5]

Works[edit]

  • Dokumenti o razvoju narodne vlasti (1946)
  • Historija narodne vlasti (1950)
  • Nauka o administraciji (1951)
  • Društveno upravljanje u Jugoslaviji (1957)
  • Polazne osnove pravnog sistema u udruženom radu (1972)
  • Ustavne teme (1976)
  • Socijalistička zajednica rada (1976)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivo Goldstein (2005, p. 28)
  2. ^ a b c d e Jaša Romano (1980, p. 373)
  3. ^ a b c Emil Ivanc (1985, pp. 367, 368)
  4. ^ a b August Kovačec (2002, p. 175)
  5. ^ (Croatian) Gradska groblja Zagreb: Leon Geršković, Mirogoj mjesto ukopa RKT-7-I-43

Bibliography[edit]

  • Goldstein, Ivo (2005). Židovi u Zagrebu 1918 - 1941. Zagreb: Novi Liber. ISBN 953-6045-23-0. 
  • Kovačec, August (2002). Hrvatska opća enciklopedija 4. Zagreb: Leksikografski Zavod Miroslav Krleža. ISBN 953-6036-34-7. 
  • Ivanc, Emil (1985). Črnomerec u narodnooslobodilačkoj borbi. Zagreb: ITRO August Cesarec, OOUR izdavačka djelatnost. 
  • Romano, Jaša (1980). Jevreji Jugoslavije 1941-1945: žrtve genocida i učesnici narodnooslobodilačkog rata. Beograd: Jevrejski Istorijski Muzej, Saveza jevrejskih opština Jugoslavije.