Diana Budisavljević

1891 - 1978

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Diana Budisavljević (née Obexer; 15 January 1891 – 20 August 1978) was an Austrian humanitarian who led a major relief effort in Yugoslavia during World War II. From October 1941, on her initiative and involving many co-workers, she organized and provided assistance to mostly Serbian Orthodox women and children detained in the Ustaše camps in the Independent State of Croatia, a Nazi puppet state established in occupied Yugoslavia. The operation, known as "Action Diana Budisavljević", succeeded in saving around 10,000 children. Budisavljević described the course of the Action in a diary, starting with 23 October 1941 and the final entry on 7 February 1947. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diana Budisavljević has received more than 94,910 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Diana Budisavljević is the 231st most popular social activist (down from 217th in 2019), the 484th most popular biography from Austria and the 4th most popular Austrian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Diana Budisavljević ranks 231 out of 544Before her are David Riazanov, Vera Figner, Alexander Antonov, Ryszard Siwiec, Ludolf von Alvensleben, and Anna Hazare. After her are Rajendra K. Pachauri, Cassivellaunus, C. Rajagopalachari, Flora MacDonald, Hazi Aslanov, and Joseph von Sonnenfels.

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Among people born in 1891, Diana Budisavljević ranks 83Before her are Francisco Lázaro, Werner Lorenz, Wilder Penfield, Jan Mukařovský, Prince Constantine Constantinovich of Russia, and Bruno Loerzer. After her are Jose P. Laurel, Charles Munch, Walter Eucken, Yrjö Väisälä, Milton L. Humason, and Jüri Lossmann. Among people deceased in 1978, Diana Budisavljević ranks 75Before her are José Manuel Moreno, Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, Max Mallowan, George Maciunas, Karl Lennart Oesch, and Fernando Peyroteo. After her are Wadie Haddad, Jacques Bergier, Louis Prima, Viggo Brun, Luigi Allemandi, and Gabriel Ramanantsoa.

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Among people born in Austria, Diana Budisavljević ranks 484 out of 1,075Before her are Josef Frank (1885), Hieronymus von Colloredo (1732), Georg Rafael Donner (1693), Infanta Blanca of Spain (1868), Wolfgang Schüssel (1945), and Martin Weinek (1964). After her are Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620), Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria (1827), Marianna Martines (1744), Ernst Fuchs (1930), Josyf Slipyj (1892), and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882).


Among social activists born in Austria, Diana Budisavljević ranks 4Before her are Alfred Hermann Fried (1864), Bertha Pappenheim (1859), and Maria Altmann (1916).