Bleiburg, Jasenovac and Hangar Ovcara – inseparable Croatian trinity of pain

An article titled “About Croatian Deaths” by dr. Slobodan Lang was published Thursday 11 October in Croatia’s “Hrvatski List” (No. 490, pages 39 – 40). Its contents encapsulating Croatia’s symbols of pain, memorial area, unique symbols of injustice, agony, suffering, war and post-war crimes into a plea for every person’s right to a grave to […]

Croatia: Government attempting to belittle WWII Communist Crimes

While the Croatian Social Democrat led government has declined to continue sponsoring the WWII Bleiburg Tragedy commemorations, its leaders have decided to pay respects to victims at the Tezno mass grave (about 15,000 murdered there). The only problem is that Tezno mass grave is only one of many places of WWII, and after, where communist […]

Croatia: Commemorating the 82,085 recorded deaths in WWII Jasenovac area concentration camps

22 April 2012 marks the 67th anniversary of the Jasenovac concentration camp prisoner break-out. A commemoration was held at that largest detention and work camp of the Independent State of Croatia (1941 – 1945). Out of 1073 prisoners still held there on 22 April 1945, 600 of them broke out and barely 100 of them […]

Bleiburg Massacres: the Shame of the British Army and Yugoslav communists

To call the Bleiburg Massacres commemoration a “happening” is awful, and utterly disrespectful of the dead. That’s what Croatia’s president Ivo Josipovic did this week when he commented on the decision by the parliamentary presidency to stop sponsoring the annual commemoration at Bleiburg (Austria). Josipovic said this week that the Parliament presidency’s decision was good […]

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