“We are committed to peace and a better future, but committed against our people, crimes do not dare and do not want to forget. We don’t need revenge and war, we don’t want to live in the past, but the truth about the crimes we will not suppress or hide,” – said on Wednesday the Serbian member of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik.
part of the puppet Independent state of Croatia (1941-1945) was part of the modern Republic of Croatia (RC) without Istria and much of Dalmatia and the whole of modern Bosnia and Herzegovina, some areas of Slovenia and syrmia. In the new state entities at that time there were about 6 million inhabitants, 2 million Serbs and Jews and Gypsies.
their Main enemies are ustashe declared Orthodox Serbs. NGKH leader Ante Pavelic and the Minister of education the writer Mile Budak wanted to solve the Serbian question radically: the third – to destroy a third force to make Catholic, one – third deported to Serbia. The slogan coined by Budak, said: “Serbs on willows”.
Speaking about the Jasenovac concentration camp, you need to understand its dimensions. So, the total length of the camp was 60 km, and covers an area of 240 square kilometers, which is comparable to a small European state.
In his report on the international historical-theological conference “Orthodox-Catholic dialogue after Jasenovac” the researchers Simo Brdar and Slavko Brdar wrote the following:
“following the example of his patron, Nazi Germany and other fascist regimes, NGKH for a more efficient “cleansing of the nation” from undesirable elements, was founded by concentration camps. They were intended for mass imprisonment and the systematic extermination of Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and anti-fascists. The creation, organization and management of the concentration camps in NGKH engaged in “Ustashskaya service supervision”. The first camp in NGKH was created on the island of Pag-Slano, on the Velebit near Gospic – Jadovno, and in Bosnia, near Travnik – Kruscica. Large camps were Danica in Koprivnica, Kerestinec, Loborgrad, Lepoglava, Jastrebarsko and Sisak.
The largest and most horrific was the concentration camp Jasenovac, which was created on the model of camps in Nazi Germany in August 1941. This camp was the main place of torture and death in NGKH. The horrors and atrocities that were committed in it, ustasha, he has no parallel in the history of mankind. The scale of the crimes is the third concentration camp in occupied Europe (1941-1945) after Auschwitz and Treblinka.
the Main place of execution Yasinovatsky camps, Donja Gradina, is located on the right Bank of the Sava, opposite the village of Jasenovac, on the territory of the Republic of Srpska.
At the end of April 1945, the ustasha committed the last massacre in yasenovets’, burned part of the archive and Spockoyno left the area. The people’s liberation army of Yugoslavia only 2 may 1945 entered Jasenovac. Yasenovets ‘ the field was littered with corpses from mass tombs everywhere oozing blood, as nedopoluchat wine. All the buildings of the camp, except for the burnt wooden structures remained intact. Since then begins a period of silence on Yasenovets ‘ and erase traces of criminal the ustasha genocide.
All previously performed studies, evidence, and sources say that in the concentration camp Jasenovac-Donja Gradina was eliminated 700 000 innocent men, women and children: 500,000 Serbs, 40,000 Gypsies, 33 000 127 000 Jews and anti-fascists. Of the total number of prisoners who were tortured by the ustasha in yasenovets’, 20 000 were children under the age of 12″.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej pointed to the fact that the cries of children were heard then and in the sky, but not in Zagreb and Catholic churches, the priests which were directly involved in atrocities. “Those who were supposed to preach love among people, sword and knife were doing criminal business”, – he concluded, adding that “the ongoing debate about the total number of victims, most objective researchers believe that there were more than a million”.