Croatia Remembers Victim Vukovar

Vukovar Croatia rembrance Day

18 November is Remembrance Day for victims of Vukovar and for Vukovar as victim of Serb aggression against Croatia in the 1990’s.  Remembering are moments filled with overwhelming sadness and grief that still weigh heavily upon thousands of victims who survived the brutal aggression, upon family and friends of those who have fallen for freedom from communism in Croatia, upon a whole nation of people – Croats – throughout the world.

Yesterday, across Croatia candles were lit to honour the memory and for the 22nd year (since 1991) affirm the pledge and promise: Do not forget Vukovar! I join them in remembering.

A reminder of how it was for Vukovar, for Croatia in 1991:

Here, I have chosen some photographs of how Croatia remembers Vukovar, which were taken on the eve of 18 November. (CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE)

Osijek 2013 Remembering Vukovar

Zagreb Remembers Vukovar Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

Zagreb Remembers Vukovar Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

In Zagreb Croatia  Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

In Zagreb Croatia Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

Remembering Vukovar in Zagreb November 2013 Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

Remembering Vukovar in Zagreb November 2013
Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

Zagreb remembers Vukovar 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Zagreb remembers Vukovar 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Varazdin Croatia remembers Vukovar - November 2013 Photo: Zeljko Hajdinjak/Cropix

Varazdin Croatia remembers Vukovar – November 2013
Photo: Zeljko Hajdinjak/Cropix

Split, Croatia remembers Vukovar - Nov 2013 Photo: Jadran Babic/Cropix

Split, Croatia remembers Vukovar – Nov 2013
Photo: Jadran Babic/Cropix

In Split, Croatia - remembering Vukovar Photo: Tino Juric/Pixsell

In Split, Croatia – remembering Vukovar
Photo: Tino Juric/Pixsell

Zagreb remembers Vukovar - Nov 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Zagreb remembers Vukovar – Nov 2013
Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Makarska, Croatia, remembers Vukovar - November 2013 Photo: Ivo Ravlic/Cropix

Makarska, Croatia, remembers Vukovar – November 2013
Photo: Ivo Ravlic/Cropix

Osijek, Croatia, remembers Vukovar - November 2013 Photo: Davor Javorovic/Pixsell

Osijek, Croatia, remembers Vukovar – November 2013
Photo: Davor Javorovic/Pixsell

Remembering Vukovar in Zagreb - November 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Remembering Vukovar in Zagreb – November 2013
Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Zagreb remembering Vukovar - November 2013 Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

Zagreb remembering Vukovar – November 2013
Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

Zagreb remembering Vukovar - November 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Zagreb remembering Vukovar – November 2013
Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Split, Croatia, hearts for victims of Vukovar - November 2013 Photo: Jadran Babic/Cropix

Split, Croatia, hearts for victims of Vukovar – November 2013
Photo: Jadran Babic/Cropix

Varazdin, Croatia, remembers Vukovar - November 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Varazdin, Croatia, remembers Vukovar – November 2013
Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Remembering Vukovar in Zagreb - November 2013 Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

Remembering Vukovar in Zagreb – November 2013
Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

A procession of honour in Zagreb, Croatia - remembering Vukovar - Nov 2013 Photo: Patrik Macek/Pixsell

A procession of honour in Zagreb, Croatia – remembering Vukovar – Nov 2013
Photo: Patrik Macek/Pixsell

Remembering victims of Vukovar - Zagreb, Croatia, Nov 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Remembering victims of Vukovar – Zagreb, Croatia, Nov 2013
Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

I will keep the memory of Vukovar - Zagreb, Nov 2013 Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

I will keep the memory of Vukovar – Zagreb, Nov 2013
Photo: Ivan Klindic/Cropix

Remembering Vukovar in Zagreb - Nov 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Remembering Vukovar in Zagreb – Nov 2013
Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Honouring the memory of victims of Vukovar Zagreb, Croatia - November 2013 Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Honouring the memory of victims of Vukovar
Zagreb, Croatia – November 2013
Photo: Goran Stanzl/Pixsell

Remembering Vukovar in Makarska, Croatia - November 2013 Photo: Ivo Ravlic/Cropix

Remembering Vukovar in Makarska, Croatia – November 2013
Photo: Ivo Ravlic/Cropix

Varazdin, Croatia, remembers Vukovar - Nov 2013 Photo: Zeljko Hajdinjak/Cropix

Varazdin, Croatia, remembers Vukovar – Nov 2013
Photo: Zeljko Hajdinjak/Cropix

Makarska, Croatia, honours the memory of Vukovar victims - Nov 2013 Photo: Ivo Ravlic/Cropix

Makarska, Croatia, honours the memory of Vukovar victims – Nov 2013
Photo: Ivo Ravlic/Cropix

Comments

  1. Never Forgotten …

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    • Bosniak-Jewish Solidarity says:

      Vukovar was introduction what ‘Greater Serbia’ had in mind for Croats (Catholics) and Bosniaks (Muslims). It was a message that Draza Mihailovic’s “Instrukcije” are alive and “we will crush you” and “this is Serbia.” They used weapons afforded to them by the Yugoslav People’s Army and they were so convinced they will win, they practically laughed at Tudjman and Izetbegovic and dismissed them as irrelevant. But, heroes of Vukovar sent a strong message to JNA, then Europe’s third largest military power and the power of freedom and democracy won over the power of tyranny and dictatorship. It started in Vukovar, continued through Sarajevo and Bihac, culminated to Srebrenica, and ended with a magnificent victory of Croatian army and the defeat of the so called “Republic of Serbian Krajina.” Rest in Hell RSK, and Rest in Peace dear heroes of Vukovar and the heroes of the 1995 Operation Storm.

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  2. Never forget Vukovar. ❤

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  3. I join in remembrance with love and blessings…

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  4. Sounds odd to say, but, such brutality should never be forgotten. So, so many people lost their lives. This was a terrible chapter in history. These are very beautiful images of remembrance 🙂

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  5. I ask that people do not forget Skabrnja on this day as well.
    Vukovar, in Slavonia,
    Skabrnja, in Dalmatia
    Two places where resistance fell on the same day and together they show how Serb aggression was indiscriminate and a plan for Greater Serbia.
    Vukovar was a multi ethnic city, Serbs included, yet that did not stop the aggression where Serbs turned on their Croat neighbors.
    Skabrnja was a small town that never ever had a single Serb living there and never had anything to do with Serbs or Serbia ever yet that did not stop the aggression.
    These two towns show that no matter what the connection to Serbia or Serbs a place had, the fact is that the goal was for Serbs to conquer as much land and murder as many Croats as possible.

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  6. Asta seara se va disputa returul meciului de baraj pentru calificarea la CM 2014 BRAZILIA ,
    CROATIA-ISLANDA !!!
    Forza CROATIA !!!
    Aliosa.

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  7. prayingforoneday says:

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