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Roza Papo

Roza Papo was a Bosnian Jewish physician and general who made history as the first woman to rise to the rank of general on the Balkan Peninsula. She dedicated her life to serving her country, both during the Second World War as a member of the Yugoslav Partisans, and in her post-war career as a renowned infectologist. Her contributions to medicine and her bravery on the battlefield earned her numerous awards and recognition.

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