Labor Camp Jasenovac

Wherever you look, whether in books, tourist or other flyers and brochures, newspapers, digital or online media, Jasenovac site for World War II victims is portrayed as Jasenovac Concentration Camp (at times it has been referred to as an extermination camp) – within the context of the Holocaust. This portrayal of Jasenovac camp was initiated […]

On High Alert – Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  With October 7th general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) approaching fast, preparations have entered into their final phase after all running political parties and independents have submitted their full candidates’ lists to the Central Election Commission (CIK), which among other things verifies candidates. This election comes in the middle of the country’s worst […]

Croatia – Freedom’s Triumph Yet To Rise!

This weekend of 5th August 2018, like the same date days of past 23 years – as Croatia commemorates the 23rd Anniversary of military operation Storm, Victory Day, War Veterans’ Day and Homeland Gratitude Day – is sure to ruffle up many media pro-Serbian and pro-communist Yugoslavia feathers, dredging up persistently false Serb claims that […]

Croatia Introduces Special Quotas For Students From Diaspora

If you are of Croatian descent, live outside Croatia, and want to study in Croatia – act now and commence benefitting from special quotas. Croatian government has, via its Central State Office for Croats Outside the Republic of Croatia, announced the ability of enrolment of students into higher and university studies through a special quota […]

Give It Up Efraim Zuroff!

When Holocaust deniers hunter himself falls into the category of genocide deniers then you really get a problem of pervasive moral decay being forced onto the world. After the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia ruled that Srebrenica massacres (1995) was genocide, Efraim Zuroff, of Simon Wiesenthal Center, had said repeatedly that Srebrenica was […]

Jubilant Croatia

Yes Croatia came second in the FIFA World Cup 2018, yes the team Captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball for best player at the FIFA World Cup 2018 and – yes the Croatian national pride and spirit are infectious; exhilarating. Experiencing the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Croatia has been eye-opening for me; the […]

Congratulations Croatia!

  Winning in Semi-finals against England in FIFA World Cup 2018 (11 July 2018) Croatia enters the Finals! To play France on Sunday 15 July 2018. Such happiness – such glory!  So proud! All photos from the Semi-finals match are those from Croatian Football Federation (HNS)          

FIFA World Cup 2018: Australians To Support Croatia In Semi-final Against England

It’s Wednesday 11 July 2018. I’m sitting in Zagreb, Croatia. Only hours to the FIFA World Cup Semi-final match where Croatia plays against England! The whole of Croatia is geared up to watch the game and celebrate. It’s an atmosphere that takes ones breath away with the glory of patriotic love and pride. In the […]

Croatian Diaspora – The Magic Bullet

Beyond chanting mantras and slogans on the political platform in Croatia, the devil seems to lie in the details. How does the Croatian diaspora engagement take place and in what form? Or is there real engagement at all? A few days ago I attended a Croatian Diaspora Conference in the city of Osijek, third one […]

Tree of Knowledge Grows In Croatia

Landing in Croatia a few days ago I knew it was going to be an experience akin to entering into the grounds of political clutter that leave one standing in disbelief at crossroads where the past is clear but the future not. So much to fix and so many voices pulling in same and desired […]

Croatia: New Fact-finding Research Into WWII Jasenovac Camp Absolutely Essential

  Lies loom large over some historian’s craft. Whether some accounts of history are outright lies or details which have not been proven with evidence presented as fact – they are all lies. And yet, to our dismay, deception hasn’t really figured as a category of historical analysis. Attempts at new fact-finding research into historical […]

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