Ivo Goldstein

Ivo Goldstein (b. in 1958) is a Croatian historian, author and diplomat. He received his PhD in history at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, where he works as a full professor since 2007. His area of expertise is Byzantium and Croatian history in the Middle Ages, especially the early Middle Ages, and in the last decade he dedicated his work to investigating the Croatian history of 20th century and the Jews in Croatia.

He is former president of Bet Israel, a Jewish community in Zagreb, which he founded with his father, historian Slavko Goldstein. In 2013 Goldstein was named as ambassador of Croatia to France and UNESCO. In 2017 his term as ambassador to France ended, but he still remains ambassador to UNESCO. He is an editor of numerous editions of Institute for Croatian History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, the Jewish community in Zagreb, Bet Israel and Novi Liber. Ivo Goldstein won the City of Zagreb prize for the book Jews in Zagreb 1918-1941, as well as for his total scientific contribution. He was also decorated with the Order of Danica Hrvatska for his total scientific contribution.

Goldstein's rich opus is composed of more than twenty books and two hundred of scientific and professional papers published in Croatia and abroad. He is the author of many significant titles, such as Jasenovac and Bleiburg Are Not the Same (2011; coauthor with his father Slavko Goldstein), Tito (2015). With Vladimir Anić he wrote Dictionary of Foreign Words (1999) and is coauthor of Croatian Encyclopedic Dictionary (2002). With Slavko Goldstein he wrote The Holocaust in Croatia that was jointly published by the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2015.