Jasenovac Reseach Institute
Exhibits

Croatian fascist leader Ante Pavelic makes his first state visit to Nazi Germany 16 June 1941.
From left to right: Pavelic, Hitler, Hermann Goering.
The Ustashe symbol - the crucifix with knife, grenade and pistol - was present
when Ustashe took their military oaths.
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As a clerical-fascist state, the Catholic clergy were integrated into the highest levels of government.
Above, Zagreb Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac (far right) officiates at a Croatian state ceremony in 1941.
Recruitment Poster for Croatian and Bosnian Muslim SS Divisions.

In February 1943, SS leader Heinrich Himmler established two Croatian-Bosnian Muslim SS divisions:
the 13th "Handschar" and the 23rd "Kama" Waffen SS divisions. Unsuccessful in their
main task - to defeat Tito's Partisans - "it confined itself chiefly to massacring and pillaging the
defenseless [Serb] Christians." -from John Keegan's Waffen SS - The Asphalt Soldiers, 1970.
The recruitment poster above reads: Croatians of Herzeg-Bosnia! Your Great Leaders Adolf Hitler and the Fuhrer Dr. Ante Paveli CALL UPON YOU TO DEFEND YOUR HOMES ENLIST IN THE VOLUNTEER CROATIAN SS DIVISIONS
FORCED CONVERSION. The Ustashe promised Serbs that they would be spared death if they converted from
Eastern Orthodoxy to Roman Catholicism. Thousands converted, only to be killed anyway.
The Jasenovac camp complex was situated along the Sava River. Thousands of victims
were thrown into the Sava, some floating all the way to Belgrade.
Secretary of State, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII (center)
signs the Vatican's Concordat with Nazi Germany's foreign minister Franz von Papen
(seated left from Pacelli) at the Vatican, 20 July 1933.
Nada Tanic - Luburic and Maja Slomic - Budjon, the women commandants
of the women's camp in Stara Gradiska.
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A child in one of the Jasenovac Camps. (Photo courtesy of Marko Rucnov)
Hundreds of thousands of Serbs in the Independent State of Croatia were massacred
in their own towns and villages. This picture shows the exhumation of victims in
Sarajevo in April 1945 with relatives present for identification.
(Photo courtesy of Marko Rucnov)
Jasenovac Camp commander Maks Luburic and Nazi Lieutenant Schmidt interview Jasenovac
prisoners for forced labor in Nazi munitions factories in Germany at Jasenovac on
12 June 1942. Thousands of Serbs and Yugoslav Jews who were forced to work in Nazi
wartime industry have never received a penny in compensation from the official Claims Commission.
(Photo courtesy of Marko Rucnov)
WE ARE STILL WAITING!
Official Ustashe ceremony with Jasenovac Camp Commander Maks Luburic (second from left),
Croation Ustashe Fuhrer Ante Pavelic, German Nazi representative Gen. Glaise von Horstenan,
and Ustashe leader Kvartnik.
One of the central Jasenovac camps, "Ciglane" (the brick factory), as it appeared
after the departure of the Ustashe in April 1945.
(Photo courtesy of Marko Rucnov)
Croatian fascist leader Ante Pavelic awarding the Archbishop A. Stepinac the highest honor
(medal shown here in photograph) of the Croatian Nazi state. Stepinac was both an official and
an accomplice in the Holocaust in Yugoslavia. The Catholic Church to this day refuses to
acknowledge their involvement or the guilt of Stepinac.
(Photo courtesy of Marko Rucnov)
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