…during the years 1941-1945, in the satellite state of Croatia under the government of Croatian fascists, known as the Ustashi, supported by the Axis powers, as well as by the Croatian Catholic hierarchy, with the knowledge of the Vatican.
In order to justify his policy of extermination, the Sultan, Abdual Hamid, was known to say: “The way to get rid of the Armenian question is to get rid of the Armenians.”
This same maxim was adopted by the Croatian nationalists and clericals concerning the Serbian question in Croatia. According to the statutes of the Ustashi organization, “the name Ustashi was to be given to those who, in pre-war Yugoslavia, swore that by the destruction of the Yugoslav State he [they] helped in the extermination of Serbianism and the Orthodox Church.” (Nova Hrvatska, May 4, 1941.)
…the Orthodox Serbs in Croatia barely escaped complete extermination.
“That night they killed about 700 women…”
“Did you see the procession of women?”
“Yes, we were going one way, and they were going the other way.”
“How did they go?”
“When the women were going to their death, these were Serbian women, there were no Jewish women anymore, so they went to their death singing. They knew they were going their death and so they went there singing.” – Josip E. Continue reading
“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 Continue reading