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  • Croatia Is Brazenly Attempting to Rewrite its Holocaust Crimes Out of History

    10/09/2017 12:54:41 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    The Tablet ^ | October 9, 2017 | Menachem Z. Rosensaft
    A memorial plaque with an Ustasha pro-Nazi slogan is pictured after it was moved from the vicinity of the WWII extermination camp of Jasenovac, to a Croatian memorial site near Novska on September 7, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / STRINGER) An alarming and expanding wave of revisionism in Eastern EuropeThe leadership of the small Jewish community in Croatia, along with representatives of the countryÂ’s Serb minority, has boycotted the last two government-sponsored Holocaust commemorations in 2016 and 2017. Demonstrating impressive moral courage and integrity, they refuse to condone a historical revisionism with echoes of Holocaust denial that aims to rehabilitate...
  • The Mihailovich Monument: No Taking Down of Monuments to Legacy

    08/27/2017 6:39:34 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 27, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    The Mihailovich Monument in Chetnik Memorial Park at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Libertyville, IL on a beautiful Summer evening in Chicagoland. Photo by Aleksandra Rebic June 22, 2017 THE MIHAILOVICH MONUMENT: NO TAKING DOWN OF MONUMENTS TO LEGACYWith all the focus on monuments and statues in America recently forced upon us by people with a political agenda, none of us should be surprised that monuments dedicated to General Draza Mihailovich have become a target. It was inevitable. We cannot be apathetic or take anything for granted. "Initiatives" to "remove" the General Mihailovich Monument at St. Sava Serbian...
  • THE SECRET SERBIAN RESCUE MISSION OF WORLD WAR II/U.S. Congressman Ted Poe from Texas honors HALYARD

    08/10/2017 7:19:36 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic / U.S. Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas)
    The Mihailovich Monument in Chetnik Memorial Park at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Libertyville, IL on a beautiful Summer evening in Chicagoland.Photo by Aleksandra Rebic June 22, 2017 ________________________________ Aleksandra's Note: The following presentation was made on July 26, 2017 by U.S. Congressman Ted Poe from Texas. Following the text is a video presentation published online three years ago reflecting the same theme. On both occasions, the remarks of Congressman Ted Poe were made publicly and therefore saved for posterity. So nice to see an American politician who recognizes the debt this great country owes to the Serbians. Today,...
  • HALYARD MISSION VETERAN LT. COL. MILTON FRIEND REMEMBERS GENERAL MIHAILOVICH ON ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

    06/06/2017 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | June 6, 2017/June 6, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic/Staci Sturrock
    Aleksandra's Note: On this website you'll find much information regarding Lt. Col. Milton Friend of the USAF, particularly in the way his life path has crossed with that of Serbia's legendary General Draza Mihailovich, both before the General's death and decades after his passing. Lt. Col. Friend has been directly involved in the effort to establish a monument in Washington, D.C. honoring General Mihailovich and his saving of over 500 American airmen in WWII, and in the Mihailovich rehabilitation process in Belgrade, Serbia that ended successfully in May of 2015. I'm reposting a news story here from 2010 in honor...
  • THIS WAS GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH

    04/27/2017 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    THIS WAS GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICHThere is no grave site. There is no marker for his remains. It is as if they wanted to remove him not just from the earth but from the history of his country and the consciousness of his people. But they failed. Nowhere is this more evident than in those hills of Serbia they call Ravna Gora. And it is in those Ravna Gora hills where the true soul and spirit of Serbia can still be found. July 17th is an important day for those who knew who he was and what he did. His name...
  • Jasenovac victims honored at former death camp site

    04/26/2017 1:05:08 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    B92 ^ | April 24, 2017 | BETA
    Photo: TanjugJasenovac victims honored at former death camp site Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday attended a commemoration for the Jasenovac victims, held at the site of one of the death camp's largest killing grounds. The camp in Donja Gradina - now a town in the Serb Republic (RS), in Bosnia-Herzegovina, near the border with Croatia - was formed in 1942 as part of the Jasenovac complex of concentration camps, operated by the Ustasha regime of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH). By the end of the Second World War and the disintegration of this Nazi-allied entity, hundreds of...
  • Remembering Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, Halyard Mission Hero, as Winter turns to Spring

    04/17/2017 4:02:26 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, O.S.S. and Aleksandra Rebic "Forgotten 500" Halyard Mission Reunion / Michigan June 2009. Photo: Rebic collection.This year, 2017, the world will be marking the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War Two, the era of the "Greatest Generation". For me, one of the measures of a man who dies is how deeply the loss is felt in the hearts of those who knew him, and if they didn't know him personally, were affected by his work or by his existence on this earth in a positive way. WWII OSS radioman Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian was short in...
  • Ustasha symbols, “Kill the Serb” banners in center of Croatian Capital

    04/11/2017 2:37:23 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    InSerbia ^ | April 11, 2017 | InSerbia with Agencies [RTS]
    Photo: "Antifascisticki vijesnik" Zagreb police needed almost 24 hours to determine whether on the Zagreb main Ban Jelacic Square on Monday, on the occasion of marking the day of establishment of NDH [Independent State of Croatia April 10, 1941], rallied a group of pro-fascist youth, who carried banners with Ustasha symbols and words “Kill the Serb” and nationalist flag with first white box on the chessboard (NDH flag). Although photographs published by portal “Antifascisticki vijesnik” clearly show everything, police in Zagreb claims they missed the group of people who rallied at the central city square, as well as banners...
  • The Chetnik Freedom Fighters as Immigrants in New Lands

    03/25/2017 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 2017 | Andy Evans
    The Chetnik Freedom Fighters as Immigrants in New LandsSerbian Chetnik immigrants in the UK in 1948. Photo courtesy of Andy Evans"What a difference time makes. Pictured are immigrants to the UK in 1948. These brave men were the first ones to stand up and fight against fascist rule dominating Europe in 1941. They had lost everything but decided to stay and fight for their homeland and democracy against overwhelming odds. For three years the Western Powers hailed the Serbian Chetniks as heroes until the winds of power altered direction and it was evident Communist Russia would be the liberator of...
  • REMEMBERING THE NATO BOMBING OF SERBIA IN 1999 - WHAT IS OWED TO THE SERBS.

    03/24/2017 1:10:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 58 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | March 24, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    One of those moments you never forget: 18 years ago, before the dawn on March 25, 1999, I stepped outside the door to find The New York Times there on the ground with the headline announcing that NATO had begun its bombing campaign against the Serbs in the former Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999. I remember looking at that front page of the paper before picking it up and thinking - "They are really doing it... It's no longer a threat... It's real... It's real... What a mistake... What a mistake..." Then I picked up the paper and went back...
  • Croatia Threatened with Lawsuit by WWII Victims

    03/20/2017 3:09:52 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    Balkan Insight ^ | March 20, 2017 | Sven Milekic
    Croatia has been threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t support victims of the WWII fascist Ustasa movement in their claims for reparations - although one expert doubted Zagreb would back the case. Ustasa guards stripping prisoners before they enter the Jasenovac concentration camp. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsUS lawyer Jonathan Levy said on Monday that he will lay charges against Croatia if it fails to back claims against the Vatican Bank made by victims of the Croatian WWII fascist Ustasa movement. Certain people in the Vatican allegedly sponsored the exiled Ustasa government after WWII and helped to transfer parts of its...
  • Croatian Holocaust victims seek $3.5 billion in compensation

    03/15/2017 12:20:35 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 27 replies
    Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the US.Visitor walks past display at US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Reuters) Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the United States, local media and officials said Monday. The group wants compensation from the Croatian government for property seized from ethnic Serbs, Roma and Jews, as well as for their suffering during the war, state-run HRT television reported. The suit was filed in a...
  • Croatian Jews to boycott Holocaust remembrance event over 'relativization' of crimes

    01/25/2017 3:31:48 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2017 | Reporting by Igor Ilic; editing by Mark Heinrich
    Croatian Jews said on Monday they would boycott the country's main Holocaust remembrance event this week, accusing the authorities of playing down crimes perpetrated under the Nazi-backed Ustasa regime during World War Two.Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic addresses a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held on Jan. 27 each year, the date in 1945 when the biggest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz in occupied Poland, was liberated by Soviet troops. Three months ago, rightist veterans of Croatia's 1991-95 independence war raised a commemorative plaque in the town of...
  • Bosnian Serb nationalist leader [DODIK] rejects US sanctions on him

    01/19/2017 10:36:51 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2017 | By Amer Cohadzic | AP
    <p>SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik has dismissed U.S. sanctions imposed on him for obstructing the peace accords that ended Bosnia’s war two decades ago, calling it a reversible act of revenge by the departing Obama administration.</p>
  • Lavrov: Kosovo Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo

    01/18/2017 11:56:24 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    B92/Sputnik ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sputnik
    Lavrov: Kosovo Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo Russian Foreign Minister on Tuesday said that a new war in the Balkans must be avoided, and that Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo and Metohija. Lavrov is seen in Moscow on Tuesday (Tanjug/AP) Speaking during his annual news conference in Moscow, Lavrov touched on the latest tensions between Belgrade and Pristina. "The forces of Kosovo Albanians should not be present in the north of Kosovo and Metohija, which is inhabited by Serbs," said Lavrov. He also commented on the talk of "a war in the Balkans." "I...
  • Pro-Nazi slogan at Croatia death camp condemned

    12/07/2016 12:27:04 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2016 | AFP
    People lay flower wreaths at the Jasenovac camp, known as "Croatia's Auschwitz", situated about 100 kilometres southeast of Zagreb (AFP Photo/)Zagreb (AFP) - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre on Tuesday condemned a pro-Nazi slogan on a memorial plaque in a small Croatian town that housed a notorious World War II death camp. Former paramilitaries placed the plaque in central Jasenovac to honour 11 fellow fighters killed in the area at the start of Croatia's 1990s independence war. It carries the official emblem of the HOS paramilitary forces, which includes the slogan used by the country's WWII Ustasha regime. "It is...
  • House Passes Legislation to Honor OSS Veterans with Congressional Gold Medal

    12/06/2016 10:31:05 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Congressman Bob Latta ^ | November 30, 2016 | Drew Griffin
    Aleksandra's Note: I sure wish OSS veterans George "Guv" Musulin, Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, Nick Lalich and others were alive to see this!A great step forward in "official recognition" of rescue operations such as the HALYARD MISSION in WWII Yugoslavia which was made possible by General Draza Mihailovich, his Chetniks, and the Serbian people loyal to them.Bravo!Sincerely,Aleksandra Rebic***** Congressman Latta with OSS Veterans and their families House Passes Legislation to Honor OSS Veterans with Congressional Gold MedalPassage applauded by legislation authors, Congressman Latta, Senator Blunt, and Senator WarnerLegislation to honor veterans of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) with a Congressional...
  • US commemorates Serbian support during WWII [Halyard Mission]

    11/23/2016 1:05:21 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane
    PRANJANI, Serbia -- The sky was black with the billowing smoke of the downed B-17 bombers and the canopies of Allied Airmen parachuting to an unknown fate behind Nazi lines in German-occupied Serbia. This is the sight the villagers of Pranjani remember from the late summer of 1944. Operation Halyard was an Office of Strategic Services mission to rescue more than 500 Allied Airmen who were scattered around a mountainous region in Serbia after their bombers were shot down by the Germans in WWII. It remains the largest rescue operation of American Airmen in history. The U.S. State Department, U.S....
  • Nazis show no mercy to Serbian civilians / 70 years since THE KRAGUJEVAC MASSACRE of October 1941

    10/23/2016 1:35:44 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | October 23, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic
    70 YEARS SINCETHE KRAGUJEVAC MASSACRE of October 1941:A Legacy of 'Never Forget'German soldiers escorting Serbian civilians from Kragujevac and its surrounding area to be executed in October 1941. Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.The policy was the Nazi response to the first successful organized uprising in occupied Europe. The Serbian resistance forces under the command of Serbia’s General Draza Mihailovich not only threatened Germany’s southern flank in Europe and her occupation of Serbia after Yugoslavia fell to Hitler in April of 1941, but critically delayed Hitler’s planned attack on the Soviet Union that summer. The Germans retaliated, but it wasn’t...
  • Croatia’s election is a warning about the return of nationalism to the Balkans

    09/15/2016 1:01:12 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 12, 2016 | Paul Mason
    With xenophobia and regional tensions on the rise, the EU has to get tough with the new Croatian government – all cultural nods and winks towards second world war fascism must go.Andrej Plenkovic, president of HDZ, waves to his supporters in Zagreb, Croatia on 8 September 2016. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters Amid the alleys and ancient churches of Šibenik, Croatia, the late-summer tourists look quizzical as a tough old man harangues a meeting in the public square. “In 1945, people worked for free to build factories, roads, new houses. We wanted to build a better country then,” he says. “Find me...