Ingrid Kalanj Lyras collection
Contains a biographical sketch, written as a letter, describing the experiences of the donor's great grandmother, Marija Obradovic Kalanj, a Bosnian Serb, who, with her family, lef tBenakovac (Bosnia) in 1937 to farm land they had purchased in Serbia. In 1941 they were forcibly expelled by ethnic Albanians and returned to Benakovac. Over the next two years various members of the family were murdered by the Nazis or Croatian Ustaša (Ustashi); Marija was shot by the Ustashi in 1943. A color photograph of a portrait of Marija and Mileta Kalanj, a color photography of the Kalanj family headstone, and a photocopy of a photograph, circa 1924, or Marija and Mileta Kalanj are included.
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