A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Vladan Bataveljic

Vladan Bataveljic was born in Kutlovo, district of Kragujevac. Graduates from Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 1929. Specialization in law studies finishes in Grenoble, France. Establishes a law office in Belgrade, Poenkareova 32. Owner and editor of the magazine for literature and art "Razmena" with office in Beogradska street 35, Belgrade. Writes poetry, does caricature drawing and writes art and literary criticism.

Speaks English, French and German. Works as judge in Pančevo and Sombor. He was one of the editors of the professional publication "Pravna misao" (Thoughts in Law). At outbreak of WWII enters as volunteer, becomes POW in German officer's camp at Ösnabrick. After end of war enters into diplomatic service at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is consul and expert for property law in Chicago and later in New York. As an amateur photographer assists wife Olga in gathering documentation about the painter Milena Pavlovic Barilli during her New York period.


Vladan Bataveljić rodjen je 1906. u Kutlovu, okrug Kragujevac. Pravni fakultet u Beogradu završio je 1929. Na specijalizaciju odlazi u Grenobl, Francuska. Po završetku studija otvara advokatsku kancelariju u Poenkareovoj 32 u Beogradu. Vlasnik je i odgovorni urednik časopisa za literaturu i umetnost "Razmena" sa kancelarijom u Beogradskoj ul. 35. Bavi se pisanjem poezije, karikaturom i likovnom i literarnom kritikom.

Govori engleski, nemački i francuski. Radi kao sudija u Pančevu i Somboru. Jedan je od urednika profesionalnog pravnog časopisa "Pravna misao". Odlazi u rat kao dobrovoljac, biva zarobljen od strane Nemaca i do kraja rata provodi u oficirskom lageru Osnabrik. Zapošljava se u Sekretarijatu Inostranih Poslova posle rata i po službenoj dužnosti buva premešten u Čikago a zatim u Njujork kao konzul i stručnjak za imovinsko pravne odnose. Kao fotograf amater pomaže supruzi Olgi u prikupljanju gradje slikarke Milene Pavlović Barili u njenom njujorškom periodu.


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Nikola Tesla (July 10th, 1856 - January 7th, 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor and visionary genius. Tesla is recognized among the most accomplished scientists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His patents and theoretical work form the basis of modern polyphase alternating current electric power (AC) systems of motors, generators and transformers, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.

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The Presence of Transcendence

Essays on Facing the Other through Holiness, History and Text

by Bogoljub Sijakovic

The essays collected in this book venture into various domains of philosophy, such as ontology and epistemology, anthropology and ethics, philosophy of history and history of philosophy, philosophy of religion and theory of the mystical, poetics and hermeneutics. The problems here thematized, which are brought to us primarily by the tradition of Hellenism and Christianity as well as life itself, are both traditional and contemporary: self-knowledge and knowledge of God, transcendence and paradoxy, theodicy and anthropodicy, sacrifice, violence, holiness, responsibility, decision-making, evil, guilt, repentance, forgiveness, memory, as well as: wisdom, suffering, good, the other, freedom, fate, history, the Balkans, war, rationality, and also: reading, dialogue, poetry, metaphysic of light.