Jovanka Budisavljević Broz

Jovanka Budisavljević Broz

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Death 20 Oct 2013 (aged 88)
Belgrade, City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia
Burial Belgrade, Belgrade, City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia
Memorial ID 119009439 · View Source
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Jovanka Budisavljević Broz was the former First Lady of Yugoslavia and the widow of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito. They were married from 1952 until his death in 1980. Following her husband's death, all of her property was nationalized and she was placed under house arrest for a time.As an immediate witness and insider of the entire turbulent epoch in the history of the Balkans, she was the subject of immense regional media interest in the decades following the conflicts in the early 1990s. However, she maintained an extremely low-key existence since 1980 and rarely gave interviews. She lived the remainder of her life in Belgrade, Serbia. She was reported to be living in relative poverty as of 2006, after a government inquiry found that her house in Dedinje, a suburb (next to the Royal Palace) of Belgrade, had received no maintenance since her arrest. Efforts were being made to improve her living conditions.


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  • Created by: Filipche
  • Added: 20 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 119009439
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jovanka Budisavljević Broz (7 Dec 1924–20 Oct 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 119009439, citing House of Flowers Mausoleum, Belgrade, Belgrade, City of Belgrade (Grad Beograd), Serbia ; Maintained by Filipche (contributor 48110784) .