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

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, 22 January 2015 at Jasenovac Memorial Centre Croatia’s President
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic,
22 January 2015 at
Jasenovac Memorial Centre

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 that morning in 2015, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic went to Jasenovac memorial site – on her own, alone, somber – bowing in deep respect to the victims who perished there during WWII.

Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic bows to the victims at Jasenovac Croatia’s President
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
bows to the victims at Jasenovac

At this moment, 70 years ago today, began the break out of the Jasenovac camp. I bow to the victims and express deep respect to the people who were tortured and killed here. Those were people who had first and last names…

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