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Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor shares life philosophy in art, writing

Earlier, we wrote about our meeting with Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor Ava Kadishson Schieber. We have also compiled a video playlist of our January 11, 2013 interview with the artist sharing her philosophies on life and survival.

Ava Kadishson Schieber poses with Hoy reporter Azra Halilovic following an interview on Friday, January 11, 2012. Both fled former Yugoslavia due to religious persecution — Kadishson Schieber from the communists in 1949, and Halilovic from the Chetniks in 1992.

Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor revisits past in art, inspires hope

Ava Kadishson Schieber fled her hometown of Novi Sad, Serbia in 1949 when it was overrun by Nazis and later subjugated by the communist regime that the artist and writer could begin a new life and express her creativity.

The official US Census form, pictured on March 18, 2010 in Washington, DC, is required to be filled out and returned to the US Government by April 1, 2010. The all-important US tally determines everything from the number of seats a district is entitled in the US Congress, to the amount of dollars jurisdictions are given for federal projects. The first census was taken in 1790, when the population of the country was less than the current population of Los Angeles -- around four million. AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

How the Census blurs cultural identity, language

The U.S. Census Bureau is not distinguishing among several languages and nations of former Yugoslavia, hitting a sensitive nerve for many people.

Admir Obradovic, a native of Bosnia, eats a traditional meal of burek, phyllo dough beef pie, at Cafe Slasticarna Drina in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago on Tuesday. Obradovic has been living in the United States for 14 years but is not a citizen so cannot vote. He said he is not enthusiastic about either candidate, but would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama if he could vote (AZRA HALILOVIC/HOY).

Election 2012: The view from Chicago’s Bosnian community

Chicago’s Albany Park community is home to many ethnic groups with strong opinions about the 2012 presidential race. Among these are Bosnians, most of whom came to Chicago after the wars in the 1990s.