Vranetic, a Yugoslav partisan who saved Jews during the Holocaust and
went on to head the organization that honors non-Jews who saved Jews
from the Nazis, has died in Israel. He was 84.
Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial recognized Vranetic in 1970 as a
"Righteous Among the Nations" for helping Jews find hiding
places in Croatia during World War II.
who was nicknamed Ivica, later moved to Israel and married one of the
women he saved. He was granted honorary Israeli citizenship and in
1986 was elected chairman of "Righteous Among the Nations."
than 22,700 non-Jews have been recognized by Yad Vashem for risking
their lives to save Jews.
is survived by his wife, Arna Montilio. He is to be buried Thursday
in Tel Aviv.