Skip to comments.Croatia Is Brazenly Attempting to Rewrite its Holocaust Crimes Out of History
Posted on 10/09/2017 12:54:41 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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 Europe
The leadership of the small Jewish community in Croatia, along with representatives of the countrys 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 Ustasha, a Croatian fascist movement led by the nationalist dictator Ante Pavelić that aggressively and ardently murdered hundreds of thousands of Serbs and tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.
The present stand-off between the Croatian Jewish community and the Croatian government (celebrating Croatian independence yesterday) over the manner in which the Holocaust is commemoratedor not commemoratedand the effective rehabilitation and glorification of the Ustasha came to a head after a March 2016 Israel-Croatia soccer match, where Croatian spectators shouted the notorious Ustasha slogan Za dom spremni, or Ready for the Homeland, in the presence of the Croatian prime minister, who apparently sat by without reacting.
Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic subsequently issued a statement in which he said the Croatian government, and I personally, condemn the crimes of the Ustasha regime. However, revitalization of the Ustasha regime is only exceptionally condemned, Dr. Ognjen Kraus, president of the Coordinating Committee of the Jewish Communities of Croatia, said at that time. It is an avalanche that reminds us of what was happening in the so-called independent state of Croatia.
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That’s okay the EU is constantly re-writing the Muslim conflicts with europe from ~ 700 A.D. to ~1800 A.D. out of history as well.
Well they are making room for new ones too..
Civil War in US, History of Croatia, or US in Vietnam in my kid’s textbooks... Seems like all histories are modified to make some look better and some look worse than they were ... or as in the case in Vietnam, to avoid the truth.
The so-called “independent” Croatian state in WWII was a fascist, collaborationist regime that in no sense was independent. It was at all times under Axis occupation until near the end of the war, albeit with vigorous opposition from Tito’s partisans.
NDH was as independent as say Canada is from Washington
“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
I suspect that like most Europeans, Croatians were terrified after the communist atrocities in Spain’s Civil War were known to the world, and the Western democracies did nothing to spare them the same horrors of communism. Anyone who opposed communism, especially closer to the USSR borders, would be welcomed with open arms. Hitler and Mussolini came to power when their legitimate governments saw them as defenses against communism.
Who controls today writes history’s revisions.
Yup... And Katyn was a Nazi atrocity until it was disproven by an admission from the Soviets.
If Hitler or Tojo had won the day a completely different narrative would have been spun and almost everyone would have accepted it as truth.
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