A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Vladan Bataveljic

Vladan Bataveljic was born in Kutlovo, district of Kragujevac. Graduates from Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 1929. Specialization in law studies finishes in Grenoble, France. Establishes a law office in Belgrade, Poenkareova 32. Owner and editor of the magazine for literature and art "Razmena" with office in Beogradska street 35, Belgrade. Writes poetry, does caricature drawing and writes art and literary criticism.

Speaks English, French and German. Works as judge in Pančevo and Sombor. He was one of the editors of the professional publication "Pravna misao" (Thoughts in Law). At outbreak of WWII enters as volunteer, becomes POW in German officer's camp at Ösnabrick. After end of war enters into diplomatic service at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is consul and expert for property law in Chicago and later in New York. As an amateur photographer assists wife Olga in gathering documentation about the painter Milena Pavlovic Barilli during her New York period.


Vladan Bataveljić rodjen je 1906. u Kutlovu, okrug Kragujevac. Pravni fakultet u Beogradu završio je 1929. Na specijalizaciju odlazi u Grenobl, Francuska. Po završetku studija otvara advokatsku kancelariju u Poenkareovoj 32 u Beogradu. Vlasnik je i odgovorni urednik časopisa za literaturu i umetnost "Razmena" sa kancelarijom u Beogradskoj ul. 35. Bavi se pisanjem poezije, karikaturom i likovnom i literarnom kritikom.

Govori engleski, nemački i francuski. Radi kao sudija u Pančevu i Somboru. Jedan je od urednika profesionalnog pravnog časopisa "Pravna misao". Odlazi u rat kao dobrovoljac, biva zarobljen od strane Nemaca i do kraja rata provodi u oficirskom lageru Osnabrik. Zapošljava se u Sekretarijatu Inostranih Poslova posle rata i po službenoj dužnosti buva premešten u Čikago a zatim u Njujork kao konzul i stručnjak za imovinsko pravne odnose. Kao fotograf amater pomaže supruzi Olgi u prikupljanju gradje slikarke Milene Pavlović Barili u njenom njujorškom periodu.


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Mitchell Paige

Mitchell Paige was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic efforts on Oct. 26th, 1942 at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

Col. Paige was born in a small western Pennsylvania town of Charleroi, near the Ohio state line. His parents were Serb immigrants who came to the U.S. around the turn of the 20th century from the Serbian Vojna Krajina, which was back then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. .

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All Roads Lead to Jackson

Serbian American Contributions in Amador County, California, since the Gold Rush
Milina Jovanović offers a unique compilation of individual and family immigration stories that include enormous contributions to the development of California and significant community involvement. In this version of people’s history she chronicles how Serbian Americans have strengthened community, region, state, and country through the endeavors and struggles of 150 years. This book also focuses on women’s contributions that are too often overlooked. Ms. Jovanović’s study reveals that Jackson not only remains an original and symbolic home to Serbian Americans and Serbian Orthodox religion, but also an oasis where the Serbian community has preserved its positive reputation and social influence.

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