Kusturica is making a film about the horrors in Jasenovac, the crimes against the family of our great scientist will be mentioned, and only when you see who will help him in everything! (VIDEO)
AUTHOR: RTRS / Alo.rs / Đ.M. DATE AND TIME: 14.02.2021. 21:00
He reminded that the World Jewish Congress addressed the Government of Croatia with an appeal to ban the denial of Ustasha crimes, and assessed that the revision of history could not be done and that Jasenovac really happened, as well as Auschwitz.
Emir Kusturica, Photo: Hello / Rajko Ri
He said that the film would also include the story of Rabbi Isak Daniel Danon , who was slaughtered in Jasenovac , together with Vukasin Mandrap , who was proclaimed the new martyr of Jasenovac, and who was butchered in Jasnovac in 1943, / after he said the Ustasha who slaughtered him: “Only you, child, do your job.”
Greif adds that the focus of this film will be the fate of two world-famous families, Tesla and Herzl, and notes that 14 members of the Tesla family and 13 members of the Herzl family were brutally killed in Jasenovac.
I hope that many more films about Jasenovac will be made and that the project of the famous Croatian director Lordan Zafranović and Ivo Goldstein from the Jewish community in Zagreb will be realized soon – said Greif.
He reminded that the World Jewish Congress addressed the Government of Croatia with an appeal to ban the denial of Ustasha crimes, and assessed that the revision of history could not be performed and that Jasenovac really happened, as did Auschwitz.
Therefore, we must make every effort to document the crimes committed by the German Nazis and the Croatian Ustashas. Film, as well as literature, can bring the truth to the world… We should make as many films as necessary so that Jasenovac and Auschwitz never happen again – Greif said for “Politika”.
Greif pointed out that he had no doubt that Mike Berenbaum, director of the Ziggy Ziring Institute at the American Jewish University, where he worked as a professor of Jewish studies, had done solid research to be an advisor on such a delicate topic as The Dara of Jasenovac. “Predrag Gaga Antonijevic.
He stated that the Ustasha methods of torture and killing may today seem like “fictional stories” or “science fiction” that even Alfred Hitchcock or Steven Spielberg could not invent, but that the cruel barbarism of executions, murders, slaughter and torture were true the horror of everyday life in Jasenovac, as it was in Auschwitz.
Greif suggested that a film director translate into film a real-life story of prominent Croatian actress Božidarka Frajt, born Božidarka Grublješić in an ethnic Serb family in BiH, whose identity was actually Serbian, and which was “adopted” during the Ustasha regime, while is a true identity hidden from her for decades.
Like “Dare from Jasenovac”, that story about Božidarka Freit could be the topic of the film “Božidarka from Kozara and Sisak”. I also met the surviving children from the Jasenovac and Jastrebarsko camps. Every story about camp children deserves at least one film – Greif pointed out.
He said that the Austrian Diana Budisavljevic, who saved 12,000 Serbian children from Jasenovac, deserved a good film to be made about her, which could be done by an Austrian, Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian or American director.
Historical facts are important, Jasenovac was not a “tourist summer resort”, but an extermination camp, and no protests can “send” it away, as well as protest against established historical facts. It is like killing victims again and justifying Ustasha crimes against humanity. – Greif pointed out.