Julia Batino

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Julia Batino (Bitola 1914-Jasenovac concentration camp, Croatia 1942) was a Macedonian Jewish antifascist and women's rights activist. She was made President of the Bitola WIZO (Croatian ZICO Ženska Internacionalna Cionisticka Organizacija, Women's International Zionist Organisation) 1934, an organization which was actively involved in the progressive women's movement in Yugoslavia, and Batino directed her energies towards the emancipation of Jewish women, particularly young women.[1] Batino's connections to the Jewish community in Belgrade enabled her to send a certain number of Jewish girls from Bitola to work or study in Belgrade each year, among them Haim Estreya Ovadya, among the first women to join the partisan movement in 1941.[2]

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  1. ^ Francisca de Haan, Krasimira Daskalova, Anna Loutfi - Biographical dictionary of women's movements and feminisms in ... - 2006 Page 381 "In 1934, an antifascist and women's rights activist, Julia Batino (born in Bitola 1914-died in Jasenovac concentration camp, Croatia 1942) was made President of the Bitola ZICO. The organization became actively involved in the progressive women's movement in Yugoslavia and Batino herself directed her energies towards the emancipation of Jewish women, with a special emphasis on young women."
  2. ^ Biographical dictionary of women's movements and feminisms in ... - Page 381 "Born in Bitola on 25 December 1922, into a very poor family (no data regarding her parents exists), Estreya Ovadya was a member of the Bitola Ženska Internacionalna Cionisticka Organizacija (ZICO, Women's International Zionist Organisation)"