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George Budimir and Mim Bizic October 18, 2015
I've always admired George Budimir's many contributions to a better understanding of our Serbian heritage through his writings in the American SRBOBRAN, in SERB WORLD magazine, and now, eBRITIC magazine. How happy I was to meet him at the Draza Miahilovich Grounds (Chetnik Hall) in Winona, Ontario, Canada when our St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Choir from Aliquippa, PA, were guests of the St. Nicholas Choir of Hamilton, Ontario, and we attended the KSS Slava. I'm sure you will love the story he wrote entitled "Their Legacy is in the Seed They Sowed!"
All these people are gone from us now. In and around the Hamilton’s cemeteries you’ll find their graves and their tombstones. There are proud names upon them. As time and events test our resolve, the mirror of memory of these good people will hearten and inspire us in our own future endeavours.
A more detailed biography of George Budimir will be forthcoming, but in an effort to get this page to my audience as soon as possible, let me just say that George Budimir is a living legend, both in his adopted Canadian homeland, and in the USA. George retired from serving the Ministry of Transportation in Canada. He was also the editor of th e English section of SERBIA, the Voice of the Serbian Fighters for Freedom newspaper.
George wrote the book Krajina: The Tragedy of a People written in 1998 which explains the Yugsolav War from 1991-1995 and the unfairness of it all. It has 191 pages and was published by the Canadian Serbian Council.
George also aurthored the wonderful book entitled: BEARING WITNESS.
Bizic, Milana Karlo. A Review: Bearing Witness: The Tale of a People and Their Legacy (An Immigrants Story) by George Budimir. American SRBOBRAN [Pittsburgh, PA] 1 Mar 2006, p. 26-27. Witnesses people living a vigorous, but almost idyllic village life of good times and bad by possessing the wonderful qualities of love, trust, tolerance and self-reliance. In the village, honor, reputation and your word were valued above all else and tales of the Kosovo Battle highlight the tale, along with beautiful proverbs, until evil strikes in 1941.
From the Grimsby, Ontario Library: Bearing Witness: The tale of a people and their Legacy, by George Djuro Budimir, another local gentleman who writes beautifully of his early life in Croatia, and his journey to a new life in Canada, then in Grimsby. More people should read this book."
Was Voyvoda Djurich the Last of His Kind? Read it here on Aleksandra Rebic's link:
George (Djuro) Budimir was born on March 23, 1928 in the village of Nadvrelo, Lika, Yugoslavia to parents Toma and Anka.
During World War II George was a member of Chetniks Dinara Division.
At the end of that war, like thousands of others, he left his country rather than to submit to communist tyranny.
In January 1948, after three years of life as refugee in camps in Italy and Germany, George moved to Great Britain.
In 1957 he emigrated to Canada landing in Hamilton, Ontario, where he happily immersed himself in Serbian culture. He was one of the founders of St. Nicholas S. O. Church, and an active member of Chetniks Movement of Ravne Gore serving as a long-time editor of newspaper Serbia (English Section).
George’s passion is reading and collecting books on the history of his culture and heritage for Chetnik’s Winona Library.
George received his education in Yugoslavia, Italy, Great Britain and Canada at Hamilton’s Mohawk College.
George retired from the Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation and Communication – Electronic Technology.
In addition to his technical articles and manuals, he has written many essays and stories for publications such as Serb World, American Srbobran, Voice of Canadian Serbs, Britic, and others.
He has published Nikola Tesla (for Landmarks in Serbian Culture and History), has authored the book Bearing Witness and co-authored Krajina, Tragedy of a People, and Rocks and Rattlesnakes, The Civil War in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for The Canadian Serbian Council.