Ivo Goldstein (Zagreb, 1958) is now full Professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb and the chief of the Cathedra for the Croatian History at the University. He is a full professor of the Croatian History of the 20th century. In last few years he also lectures history of the Jews of Croatia.
In 1999 he published “Croatia. A History” in London and Montreal (Hurst Publishers, Mc Gill University Press, 2. ed. 2005., 3. ed. 2010), which is one of the rare histories of Croatia from Antiquity to nowadays published in foreign languages, published also in Slovenian (Ljubljana 2008) and Albanian (Tirana 2012). Together with his father Slavko, he published «Holokaust u Zagrebu» («Holocaust in Zagreb», Zagreb 2001). He is also the author of «Židovi u Zagrebu 1918-1941» (Jews in Zagreb 1918-1941, Zagreb 2004). He published the book „Hrvatska 1918-2008“ (Croatia 1918-2008“, Zagreb 2008), which is a synthetic view on the last 90 years of Croatian history. His „Twenty years of Independent Croatia“ (2010) incited a fervent public debate. He was the editor, translator, and author of commentaries of Herzl’s „The Jewish State“ (Judenstaat, Zagreb 2011), which was the first Serbocroatian translation of this emblematic text ever. Ivo and Slavko Goldstein in 2015 published Tito, the biography of the Yugoslav communist leader.
Goldstein is an active member of the Jewish Community of Zagreb and since 2006 president of the newly registered Jewish Religious Community „Bet Israel“ in Zagreb. He is co-president of the Holocaust section at the European Congress for Jewish Studies in Moscow (July 2006). Goldstein was the member of the Academic Working Group as a delegate of Croatia in Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research.
Place: Klub Mama / Multimedijalni Institut, Zagreb
Interviewers: Marina Gržinić, Sefik Tatlić
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret