DAVIČO, HAJIM S. (1854–1918), Serbian author and diplomat. Born into a patriotic Belgrade family, Davičo held consular posts in Munich, Salonika, and Trieste, but is mainly remembered as the pioneer of Jewish secular literature in Serbia. His two short story collections, Perla (1891) and Sa Jalije ("From Jalija," 1898), describe life among the Belgrade Sephardim and tensions between radicalism and Jewish tradition. He also engaged in business, acting as a supplier to Prince Milosh, and was a leading member of the Sephardi community. His signature appears on various petitions that Belgrade Jews addressed from time to time to the Serbian authorities. -ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Ž. Lebl, Dokonačnog rešenja" – Jevreji u Beogradu 1521–1942 (2001), 78, 92–93.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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