The Diary Of Diana B.

The Diary Of Diana B.

Croatia 88 min.

Firmly believing her own life is no more precious than the lives of the innocent people being persecuted, with the help of a few friends, Diana embarks on a perilous campaign of rescuing more than 10,000 Serbian children from the Ustasha camps in Nazi-occupied Croatia.

Diana Budisavljevic, a distinguished Austrian, leads a comfortable life among the Zagreb upper-middle class. In the fall of 1941 she learns that Jewish and Christian Orthodox women and children are being taken to the Ustasha camps, where they are left to die. Since the Jewish community can only send provisions to Jewish prisoners, the Christian Orthodoxs are left helpless. Taking matters into her own hands, Diana begins organizing a campaign that will have saved more than 10,000 children. Based on her diaries, this captivating true story combines fiction, survivors’ testimonies and rarely seen archives of World War II Croatia and Ustasha camps.


  • Fri 18.10.2019. 20:00


Rector's palace

Poljana Šime Budinića, 23000 Zadar

Original title
Dnevnik Diane Budisavljević
Dana Budisavljević
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