Oton Vinski

Oton Vinski (born Otto Weiss; Osijek, 20 March 1877 – 1942, Jasenovac concentration camp) was an influential Croatian banker who was killed during the Holocaust.

Oton Vinski
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Oton Vinski with his dog
Born(1877-03-20)20 March 1877
Died1942 (aged 65)
Cause of deathMurdered in Holocaust
Spouse(s)Štefanija Vinski (née Alexander)
ChildrenZdenko Vinski
Ivo Vinski
Parent(s)Franjo and Berta Weiss

Vinski was born in Osijek on 20 March 1877, as Otto Weiss, to a Jewish family of Franjo and Berta Weiss. Vinski was married to Štefanija (née Alexander) Vinski, of the notable Zagreb Jewish family, Alexander. Together they had two sons: Zdenko and Ivo. In 1918, Vinski changed his name and surname. He was employed as a procurator and chief executive of the "Croatian Discount Bank" in Zagreb. During World War II, Vinski was arrested and deported to Jasenovac concentration camp together with his mother in law Ilka Alexander, where they were both killed in 1942. When his wife returned home, nobody was left. By mere chance Vinski's wife and sons have survived the Holocaust. His wife died in Zagreb 1959.[1][2]


  1. ^ (in Croatian) B.M.; HR-DAZG-1154 Obitelj Vinski; Državni arhiv u Zagrebu; 30 Listopad 2008, Zagreb
  2. ^ Ivo Goldstein (2005, p. 299)


  • Goldstein, Ivo (2005). Židovi u Zagrebu 1918 - 1941. Zagreb: Novi Liber. ISBN 953-6045-23-0.