“In the early morning of February 7, 1942, the [Croatian Nazi] Ustashas massacred Serbs in the villages of Drakulic, Motike, Sargovac and the Rakovac mine in Banja Luka, and according to official data so far, at least 2,300 people were killed, including 551 children. Under the command of Lieutenant Josip Mislov and Fr. Vjekoslav Filipovic of the “Ante Pavelic’s Physical Association”, the Ustashas, with the help of Banja Luka [Croatian Nazi] Ustashas, killed Serbs without a single fired bullet – axes, knives and picks.”
“I have to admit that I myself got not less than nine threats for my life from Croatians all over the world… to stop my researches and to leave this subject…
They imitated Nazi Germany. They adopted a very similar ideology. The Ustashcism is like nativism, like National Socialism. They were like brothers, like twins for Nazi Germany. Ante Pavelic, the leader, the Fuehrer of Croatia went very often to Berlin to learn more, new systems. So they were very close ideologies.”
– Holocaust Institute Historian-in-Chief Gideon Greif
“It should be noted that the dismemberment of Yugoslavia was an operation long prepared in Germany…
So, Berlin, at the time it was Bonn, thought that Serbian resistance contributed to German defeat in world wars. These people were to be punished.
Secondly, the next German idea was to reward Croats and Muslims who joined Germany and occupied certain positions in France during the war, to thank them because they chose German side…
[W]e today reflect upon with great sorrow because the Western world demonstrated it capability of utter perversions in order to conform to a German obsession…”
Brigadier-General Pierre Marie Gallois
Croatian soldiers joined by Albanian paramilitaries from Kosovo were united in their celebration of “Ustasha and Nazi ideology under the NATO flag” during a military exercise in Croatia. Together they sang songs in tribute to the genocide of hundreds of thousands of Serbs slaughtered by Croatian and Albanian Fascist forces allied with the Nazis during World War II in a military exercise commemorating Croatia’s 10-year NATO membership. This NATO event was called: Immediate Response.
Unlike the Germans, who rejected the symbol of the swastika after the war, the Croatians continue to proudly display their Fascist flag with the notorious checker board Ustasha insignia–with the apparent sanction of NATO.
“Hitler had no executioners more willing, no ally more passionate, than the Fascists of Croatia” — A. M. Rosenthal, New York Times “I must admit, I am obsessed by the criminal character of the independent state of Croatia. Even the Germans were appalled by the crimes committed in it. — Simon Wiesenthal