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Bosnian Serbs mark 60th anniversary of dismantling of Croatia's "Auschwitz"
Xinhuanet ^ | 2005-04-18

Posted on 04/17/2005 9:33:43 PM PDT by DTA

Bosnian Serbs mark 60th anniversary of dismantling of Croatia's "Auschwitz"

BELGRADE, April 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Bosnian Serb President Dragan Cavic and about 3,000 people, mostly Serbs, gathered in Bosnia's northern village of Donja Gradina on Sunday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the dismantlement of the Jasenovac camp, Croatia's most notorious death camp in World War II.

The Jasenovac camp, known as Croatia's Auschwitz and located about 100 km southeast of Croatia's capital Zagreb, was set up in 1941 by Croatia's pro-Nazi Ustasha regime. Donja Gradina used to be part of the Jasenovac camp complex.

"In this place genocide was committed, the most serious crime against humanity, by killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women, children and elderly only for being of another religion, nation or ideology," Cavic said at the ceremony which marked an attempted escape in 1945 by about 600 inmates, of whom only 90 survived, several days before the camp was dismantled.

"Blood cannot be removed by (another) blood," Cavic said, reminding people of the bloody Balkans wars in the 1990s that killed more than 200,000 people during clashes between people with different nations and religions.

"We in Bosnia, but also people in our neighborhood, are facing a historic exam to show whether we have found the strength to end the vicious circle in which today's victim becomes tomorrow's criminal, and today's hatred becomes tomorrow's revenge," the president said.

Boris Tadic, president of Serbia and Montenegro, also attended the ceremony.

Croatians and Serbs have held separate commemorations for the dismantlement of the Jasenovac camp since the Balkans wars.

Following Sunday's ceremony, Croatia will hold another ceremonynext Sunday in Jasenovac, reports from Zagreb said.

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center estimates that about 600,000 people, including Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and Croatian resistance supporters against the fascist regime, were murdered in the Jasenovac camp, while the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum puts the figure at up to 100,000.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: genocide; holocaust; holocaustrevisionism; nazi; theholocaust; wwii

1 posted on 04/17/2005 9:33:48 PM PDT by DTA
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To: DTA

Ironically, even the Waffen SS were appalled by the basic brutality of their Croatian "Allies". That region, and particularly the Serbs, were responsible for tying up hundreds of thousands of Nazi forces that could have turned the tide on the Eastern Front, and left us with a very different picture of life on this planet today. It would have increased the likelyhood that the Atomic Bomb would have been used in Europe against Nazi formations and/or population centers.

Of course that same region started the "War to end all Wars" (WWI) by some screwball Serbian anarchist killing the Hapsburg Heir to the throne. It seems to me that it's a good place to avoid.


2 posted on 04/17/2005 9:49:52 PM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord (I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
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To: SJackson; dennisw; Alouette; Balkans; joan; jb6; Lion in Winter; MarMema
>>>>>> The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center estimates that about 600,000 people, including Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and Croatian resistance supporters against the fascist regime, were murdered in the Jasenovac camp, while the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum puts the figure at up to 100,000.<<<<

In Donja Gradina alone Croatian Nazis a.k.a. Ustashas murdered more than 360,000 Serbs, Jews and Gypsies in the most bestial way.

However, the claim of USHMM is not surprising. During Bosnia civil war, USHMM was the venue of racist Anti-Serb activity ; Their belated admition of genocide commited by Croatian and Bosnian Muslim Nazis against Serbs, Jews and Gysies made construct "Bosnian Muslims are Jews, Serbs are Nazis" possible.

Since it seems that USHMM is into Holocaust diminishing business if it suits nefarious goals, perhaps they could pluck Ernst Zundel from German jail and hire him as a consultant. Perhaps David Irwing should apply for a job as well.

Another high-profile Holocaust diminisher, late Croatian President Tudjman, known for claim that only 900 000 Jews were murdered in The Holocaust has been already assigned an important role. He was present during the official opening of USHMM.

USHMM has done more damage to the memory of The Holocaust victims then Stormfront and other scum ever will.

3 posted on 04/17/2005 10:17:31 PM PDT by DTA
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To: DTA

Memory Eternal.


4 posted on 04/17/2005 10:59:38 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: MarMema; SJackson; dennisw; Alouette
I have checked Google news. Out of more than 4000 English-speaking media outlets worldwide, only four have reported this event, none of them from North America or EU!

"Jerusalem - Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, Avner Shalev, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Srpska, Dragan Cavic, will attend a commemoration ceremony in Donja Gradina, Jasenovac on April 17, 2005. The ceremony commemorates the 60th anniversary of the escape attempt at Jasenovac - the largest concentration and extermination camp in Croatia - on April 22, 1945, and the camp’s dissolution a few days later. Mr. Shalev will speak at the ceremony on behalf of the State of Israel and the Jewish people, in the presence of delegations from the World Jewish Congress and the Republic of Srpska."

No agency reported Mr. Shalev speech.

Keeping Jasenovac, the fourth largest extermination camp in WWII under wraps of silence is an act of The Holocaust diminishing.

5 posted on 04/18/2005 6:05:18 AM PDT by DTA
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To: DTA; FormerLib

Ping to FL.


6 posted on 04/18/2005 9:37:43 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: MarMema

Why is there a difference of half-million victims between the figures published by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, I wonder?

Perhaps the Holocaust Museum established that number during the Clinton administration...


7 posted on 04/18/2005 9:50:32 AM PDT by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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