World War II


International commission for the truth on the Croatian system of concentration camps Jasenovac for the extermination of the Serbs, Jews and Roma.

Statement on the Jasenovac death toll:

Having studied more than a thousand books, articles, statements and documents and based on the results of forensic and anthropological excavations and explorations, The International Commission for the Truth on the Croatian System of Concentration Camps Jasenovac for the Extermination of the Serbs, Jews and Roma in the Second World War issues the following statement:

ŠUŠNJAR - Sanski Most, August 1941.

The slaughter in Šušnjar  is a name for  mass crimes against Serbian civilians in early August 1941, in the northwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, committed by Ustasha units (Volunteers in the Croatian army in the time of the Independent State of Croatia ) and members of the Muslim police, loyal  to coat lieder Anta Pavelic.

In the terrible massacre that occurred on the day of St. Elijah on August 1 and 2, 1941, the village of ŠuŠnjar, in Sanski Most, killed 5,500 Serbs and 40 Jews. Scientific teams in recent years have estimated that more than 7,000 people go to the brunt of the death of  Serb victims.

Until recently, this horrific massacre was not widely known; the Yugoslav communist authorities did not want to talk about the criminals and violate the "brotherhood and unity" that laid the foundation of socialist Yugoslavia.

A Story That Wanders Round the World

Holy Father,1 even though I address you only now, I’ve been doing so forever and ever. I am calling out to you from the bottom of the universe, where I am living my life both in this world and in the hereafter, so that I know not where I am. I am calling out to you from this madhouse where they placed me while I was alive. I even knew not that I was inside a madhouse, for everything was normal – that house had windows, albeit crooked. When I changed worlds, the madness continued inside my head, which is in a state of total chaos. I am inside a madhouse, but I’m not mad. In this world, where I am ostensibly alive, I am even better off than in that world of yours over there. But my memories are failing me, so that I don’t know who I am or where I come from. I don’t know whether I was born a Catholic or perhaps converted to Catholicism when those of Greek Orthodox faith were brought back to the faith of their fathers. When those who had been separated from it were brought back to Catholicism, where they could find eternal salvation.

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