Croatia: President Paid Respects To Victims Of WWII Jasenovac Camp And Prime Minister Did Not!

  The past week has marked the 70th anniversary of liberation of WWII concentration camps throughout Europe. In Croatia, on 22 April 1945 some 600 prisoners at the Jasenovac camp revolted and broke out; most were killed in this break out. 22nd April is the official Remembrance Day for the victims of Jasenovac camp. On […]

Croatia: Ironically The Real Rescuer Of These Jews, Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac Still Awaits Recognition As Righteous – Dr Esther Gitman

It has been over two years since the release of Dr Esther Gitman’s book “When Courage Prevailed: The Rescue and Survival of Jews in the Independent State of Croatia 1941-1945” (see links to the book in the left margin of this blog website Home page). Her research findings have confirmed that Croatia’s WWII Archbishop Aloysius […]

Israeli Ambassador Rebukes Croatia’s Prime Minister Over Holocaust

The deplorable, hateful and blatant lie uttered by Croatia’s Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic on the occasion of Remembrance Day for the Victims of the Holocaust last Monday 27 January can, without doubt, be interpreted as an attempt to justify WWII and post-WWII massive communist crimes rather than to pay due regard and convey deep piety […]

Croatia: a hostage of WWII history or…?

Friday 13 July article by Zeljko Jurjevic “ The Homeland war is a shrine and it cannot be in the shadows of Ustashe, Partisans, and various (Radimir) Cacic’s and (Stjepan) Mesic’s …”  points to the issue that there are groups (in Croatia) in whose interests it is for Croatia to be seen as a country […]

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic: will his metaphoric Ustashi snake divert attention from post-WWII Communist crimes

When a Head of a country – a President – starts evoking a terrible long-gone past and resurrecting it, pinning it, maliciously, as active inclinations of today’s decent freedom loving citizens then we know that country is in danger of long-lasting disarray and disenchantment. This can no longer be seen as political rhetoric to win […]

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 […]

What if Hitler won the War?

A new edition of Robert Harris’s classic bestselling thriller Fatherland, to celebrate its 20th anniversary is hitting the bookshop shelves and online stores. It’s set in an alternate 1964, in a universe in which Hitler and the Nazis won World War II. Harris would not be the first to imagine an alternative history and fictionalise […]

All apologies for victims of the Holocaust not equally welcome?

During his visit to Israel last week Croatia’s president Ivo Josipovic apologised to the Jewish people for the role Croatia played during World War II in the crimes against Jews. In almost the same breath, Josipovic said: “amendments to the compensation law that will be made soon, will also include Holocaust survivors, private individuals, their […]

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