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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Croatian Jews to Boycott Official Holocaust Remembrance

    05/03/2016 2:02:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    VOA News ^ | April 04, 2016
    Croatia's Jews will boycott the country's official ceremony honoring the victims of the pro-Nazi regime of World War II, accusing the current government of doing little against what they say is a resurgence of neo-Naziism. The main Jewish agency says it will hold its own commemoration "in line with the Jewish tradition." ... Every April, Croatia honors the victims of the Jasenovac death camp, operated by the pro-Nazi Ustasha regime of World War II. The camp is known as Croatia's own Auschwitz. Historians still debate the exact number of people murdered in the camp, with some saying the total is...
  • Third Commemoration Takes Place at Jasenovac

    04/27/2016 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    Total Croatia News ^ | April 24, 2016 | Vedran Pavlic
    After a commemoration organized by the Jewish Communities last week [April 15, 2016] and the official state commemoration on Friday [April 22], the third commemoration takes place at Jasenovac camp.
  • Holocaust survivor sheds light on little-known concentration camp [JASENOVAC]

    06/14/2015 12:52:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | June 11, 2015 | Melanie Feuk
    Alexander Pollak (center) poses with his team of supporters at the Humble Rotary luncheon June 10, 2015.Humble resident, Alexander Pollak, has made it his mission to bring the atrocities at the concentration camp, Jasenovac, to light. Pollak’s father, along with countless others, perished at Jasenovac. Jasenovac is a name that is not as widely recognized, but is among one of the worst World War II concentration camps. Located in Croatia, Jasenovac’s existence remains under the radar because its records were intentionally destroyed. Pollak had the chance to share his mission during the Humble Rotary luncheon June 10. Pollak’s friend, Michelle...
  • Croatian leader at Jasenovac: Evil should not be forgotten

    05/10/2014 1:24:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    B92 ^ | May 5, 2014 | Tanjug
    JASENOVAC -- A commemoration marking the 69th anniversary of the breakout of prisoners of the Ustasha death camp Jasenovac was held on Sunday [May 4, 2014.](Beta/Hina) Attending the event, Croatian President Ivo Josipović said genocide had occurred at that location and that it should never be forgotten. Josipović called on everyone to protect the memory of the people who had died in that camp, a place that would remain in collective memory forever, the Croatian electronic media reported. "Evil should be called by its real name, opposed and denied any opportunity to happen ever again," he stated. Evil is not...
  • Jasenovac, Croatia and the politics of genocide

    04/24/2014 4:38:37 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Reiss Institute ^ | April 22, 2014 | Nebojsa Malic
    On April 22, 1945, a group of surviving inmates broke out of Nazi Croatia’s main death camp, Jasenovac. Just fifty years later, their memories – and the grisly history of Jasenovac – had become prey to politics, propaganda, and historical revisionism more concerned with the 1990s Yugoslav wars than with the truth about “Independent Croatia” and its factory of death. South Gate of Jasenovac III “Brickworks” camp; (via Donja Gradina Memorial Association) On April 10, 1941, four days after armies of the German Reich and their allies attacked the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Croat nationalists (Ustasha) allied with Hitler and Mussolini...
  • Patriarch holds memorial service for Jasenovac victims

    04/23/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    B92 ^ | April 22, 2014 | Tanjug
    MLAKA -- Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Tuesday held a memorial service in Mlaka near Jasenovac, the site of Croatia's WW2 death camp.(Photo: Tanjug, file) April 22 is the anniversary of the Jasenovac breakthrough staged by the camp's prisoners. The day is also marked in Serbia as Holocaust Remembrance Day. After liturgy services lead by Patriarch Irinej, Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan and other clerical dignitaries, a commemoration was held to honor the Jasenovac victims. "The church in Mlaka is built on the land of the sufferers where hundreds...
  • Serbian Republic marks Croatia's Jasenovac death camp uprising

    04/12/2010 2:43:56 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies · 512+ views
    Serbianna ^ | April 12, 2010 | XINHUA
    Republika Srpska marked the 65th anniversary of the uprising in Jasenovac concentration camp, one of the most brutal death camps of World War Two, in Donja Gradina, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday. Donja Gradina was the main burial site for the Jasenovac extermination camp located in the vicinity of a town by the same name. Jasenovac was established by the Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia (NDH) during World War Two. The number of people slaughtered at Jasenovac, most of whom were Serbs, Jews, Roma and opponents of the Ustasha regime, totals in the hundreds of thousands. About 1,000 prisoners rose...
  • Washington D.C. Commemorates Victims of Jasenovac Death Camp

    05/08/2009 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 713+ views
    RAS International ^ | May 6, 2009 | RAS
    Washington D.C. — On May 5, 2009, Washington, D.C.’s City Council passed a resolution recognizing April 22 as the Nation’s Capital Jasenovac Day. The Resolution, prepared by RAS, the International Serbian Organization, and sponsored by the Chairman of the City Council, is to educate the residents of Washington, D.C. about the holocaust that happened at Jasenovac death camp during WWII. “This resolution signifies that the Capital City of the United States, home of the US Holocaust Museum, honors the innocent victims of the Ustasha Nazi regime, that their suffering and deaths will not be forgotten, diminished or revised, and that...
  • Holocaust Survivors of Jasenovac Testimonial Book Banned on April 10th

    04/15/2009 12:30:36 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies · 1,100+ views
    Wanda Schindley | April 14, 2009 | Wanda Schindley
    On April 10th, the day the Independent State of Croatia was born in 1941 to begin a state-mandated campaign of genocide against Serbs, Jews, and Romas, a U.S. judge, for the first time in Western history, issued (on behalf of Barry Lituchy) a permanent ban against a book containing testimonies of Holocaust/genocide survivors.Below: I. Brief History of the Lawsuit A. Initial demands of Lituchy, et al. B. Demands in the Complaint C. Claims in the Complaint D. The lawsuit against Kingsborough E. Preliminary Injunction F. Settlement demands G. Lituchy’s attacks II. Current Status A. Appeal to the Second Circuit III....
  • Croatia: ""Jasenovac more important than Bleiburg""

    04/18/2008 3:17:37 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 8 replies · 272+ views
    B92 ^ | April 17, 2008 | Staff
    17 April 2008 | 12:05 | Source: Tanjug ZAGREB -- Stjepan Mesic has criticized the Croatian parliament’s decision to spend more money on the commemoration for Bleiburg victims than Jasenovac victims. “The fact is, not one Jasenovac victim was to blame for the Bleiburg victims, but a lot of Bleiburg victims were guilty for a lot of victims at Jasenovac,” said the Croatian president, stressing that the excuse that Jasenovac had received money earlier and Bleiburg had not, did not wash. A commemoration for Second World War war crimes in Yugoslavia should be held in Jasenovac because it was the...
  • Should We Worry About a Bosnian Muslim Massacring People in Trolley Square?

    02/15/2007 4:20:12 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 46 replies · 1,720+ views
    Banner of Liberty ^ | 15 February 2007 | Mary Mostert, Analyst
    On Monday, the day the mass murderer Sulejman Talovic gunned down nine unsuspecting shoppers in Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, five of whom died instantly, every report was calling it a “massacre.” Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Police Detective Robin Snyder observed: "We're just trying to figure out where it started and why this happened. There was one shooter. We have no indication that anyone else was involved in this. That shooter is dead." Eyewitnesses described the gunman as “white, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, with brown hair.” The New York Post headlines screamed “UTAH...
  • Serbs, Jews, Gypsies mark 60th anniversary of dismantling of Croatia's "Auschwitz"

    04/18/2005 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Destro · 29 replies · 1,123+ views ^ | 2005-04-18 12:02:16 | Xinhuanet
    Serbs, Jews Gypsies mark 60th anniversary of dismantling of Croatia's "Auschwitz" 2005-04-18 12:02:16 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...
  • At Croatia reunion, survivors mark passage from prisoners to fighters

    10/29/2003 6:43:53 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 253+ views
    JTA ^ | 10-28-03 | Vlasta Kovac
    ZAGREB, Croatia, Oct. 29 (JTA) — The primary image of European Jews during World War II is of sickly prisoners stuck in ghettos and concentration camps. But in Croatia, Jews are remembering a group that turned that stereotype on its head. Two recent events honored a little-known but heroic World War II story: a Jewish combat battalion made up of inmates of a former Italian-run concentration camp on the Croatian island of Rab. The Rab Jewish battalion — originally 245 Jews aged 15-30 with little military training, and one medical unit with 35 girls who offered to serve as nurses...
  • Croatia Fails Serb Refugees

    09/02/2003 8:06:38 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 25 replies · 492+ views
    Human Rights Watch ^ | 3 September 2003
    Ethnic Discrimination Slows Refugee Return (Zagreb, September 3, 2003) Eight years after the end of the war in Croatia, ethnic discrimination continues to impede the return of hundreds of thousands of Croatian Serbs displaced by the war, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. "The impediments to return are insurmountable. It is time that the government of Croatia starts being part of the solution rather than part of the problem." Lotte Leicht, Brussels office director of Human Rights Watch. The 61-page report, “Broken Promises: Impediments to Refugee Return to Croatia," describes the plight of displaced Croatian Serbs...
  • The Vampire Nurse of Vukovar: Vesna Bosanac

    02/05/2003 2:23:25 PM PST · by Ichabod Walrus · 35 replies · 4,857+ views
    Feb 05, 2003 | Ichabod Walrus
    THE VAMPIRE NURSE OF VUKOVAR VESNA BOSANAC Involuntary blood taking from Vukovar Serbs In the Vukovar Hospital, which was between 30 July and 19 November 1991 managed by Dr. Vesna BOSANAC, many serious abuses of medical ethics and international law of war have been committed - from refusal to provide adequate medical treatment to wounded Serb civilians and members of the Serb territorial defense to physical liquidation. Among the gravest crimes committed in the Vukovar Hospital, which are that more serious since some perpetrators were physicians, is involuntary blood taking from Serb civilians, who were for this particular...
  • Holocaust exhibit a breakthrough as Croatia addresses wartime past

    11/23/2002 7:38:12 AM PST · by kosta50 · 81 replies · 1,483+ views
    JTA (Global News Service of the Jewish People) ^ | November 22, 2002 | Adam B. ElliK
    NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (JTA) — A Holocaust exhibit at a prestigious art museum in Zagreb is being hailed as a major step forward in Croatia’s willingness to deal honestly with its World War II history. Croatian President Stepan Mesic recently inaugurated the exhibit, entitled “The Courage to Remember,” at the capital’s Mimara Art Museum. “This is not an exhibition for historians, but one for those who want to revise history,” Mesic said in a speech at the opening. “This is not an exhibition for those who know but for those who do not know, and even more so for...