Politically Biased Reviews Scuttle Nomination of “Dara of Jasenovac” for an Academy Award
Critics published outrageous criticisms of the film, Dara of Jasenovac, directed by Predrag ‘Gaga’ Antonijević, which portrays the experience of Serb, Jewish, Roma prisoners in the Jasenovac concentration camp complex during World War II.. Several characterized the motivation behind the making of the film as simply Serbian “nationalistic propaganda” and chiding Serbs for claiming victimhood spanning centuries.
Pope Pius XII, Accused of Silence During the Holocaust, Knew Jews Were Being Killed, Researcher Says
(Religion News Service) —The long-awaited opening of Pope Pius XII’s wartime records lasted only a week before the Coronova virus outbreak shut down the Vatican archives. But that was long enough for documents to emerge that reflect badly on the pontiff accused of silence during the Holocaust, according to published reports. In that week alone, German researchers found that the pope, who never directly criticized the Nazi slaughter of Jews, knew from his own sources about Berlin’s death campaign early on.
The Jasenovac Research Institute Mourns the Passing of Historian and JRI Colleague Jovan Mirković
It is with great sadness that we must report the death of our friend and colleague Jovan Mirković. Jovan Mirković was one of the most important historians and authorities on the history of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia, particularly focusing on and dedicating his life to research on the Independent State of Croatia’s genocide during the Second World War against the Serbian, Jewish and Roma people and clergy. His work will have a lasting impact on the future of the scholarship on this subject.
75th Anniversary of the Break-out from Jasenovac
As today we mark the 75th anniversary of the Break-out by the prisoners of Jasenovac, and the end of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia, it is time to stop and to reflect for a moment on how important it is for us to continue our work, and to keep the memory of the victims of the Holocaust alive and in the minds of our fellow Jews, Serbs, Romas, Americans, and peoples around the world.
As is, it seems, for everyone, we must also sadly cancel our April Annual Conference due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are currently explore live-streaming as an alternative method to keeping our community strong and growing.
Efraim Zuroff Speaks on Holocaust Revisionism in Croatia and Eastern Europe
Legendary Nazi Hunter Efraim Zuroff speaks about his life’s work: catching the perpetrators, combating Holocaust denial and distortion with a focus on Croatia today
Jacob Sedlar’s New Movie ‘Embrace Destiny’ shown in New York Sparking Controversy from World Jewish Congress
Once again, Croats and Albanians are going way ahead of Serbs in public relations. The movie by Croats director Jakov Sedlar called “The hug of destiny” is a new provocation. This film was included in the “New York Sephardic Festivalini NYC’ that was held from 2/23/-3/2/2020 in New York City.
JRI Co-Hosting Efraim Zuroff in Brooklyn on March 8th at 11:30 AM
The Holocaust Memorial Committee & the Jasenovac Research Institute Cordially Invite you to a lecture by Dr. Efraim Zuroff, Chief Nazi Hunter of the Simon Weisenthal Center, Director of the Weisenthal Center’s Israle Office & Eastern European Affairs
1999 CNN Report “No Harm Done?” on the Trial of Jasenovac Death Camp Commander Dinko Sakić
Despite the fact that the trial of Dinko Sakic took place 20 years ago, and the man was found guilty, subsequent Croatian governments have continued to deny and distort the history of WWII and to pursue policies (like Tudjman) that seek to normalize the fascist Ustaše and their policies – policies that resulted in crimes of genocide against Serbs, Jews, and Romas.
Important Book Releases
— Jasenovac und der Holocaust in Jugoslawien: Analysen und Augenzeugenberichte, von Barry Lituchy, — Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia: Analyses and Survivor Testimonies, ed. by Barry Lituchy, 311 pp., 2006. — “Jasenovac – Auschwitz of the Balkans” by Gideon Greif
The Passing of A Great Warrior for Truth, Smilja Avramav
JRI deeply mourns the loss of Dr. Smilja Avramov, who was for many years a Member of the Honorary Advisory Board of the Jasenovac Research Institute and a long-time supporter of our organization. We also remember her great contributions to the scholarship on and public awareness of the Holocaust in the NDH and former Yugoslavia and to the study of the extermination camp of Jasenovac.
JRI Sponsors Unveiling of Monument Commemorating the Victims of Jadovno – Gospić – Pag
These camps were the precursor to the much larger Jasenovac camp complex, to which the surviving prisoners of this complex were sent in August 1941 as part of the Ustashe regime overall plan to exterminate all Jews, Serbs, Romas and political opponents within their territory. This permanent monument to the victims of Jadovno is the only one in the world outside of the former Yugoslavia.
The Jasenovac Research Institute hosts 18th Annual Days of Jasenovac Commemoration Ceremonies
The Lessons of Jasenovac for the Study of Human Rights and International Law in the 21st Century. Opening Remarks by Barry Lituchy Keynote Speakers: Stefan Karganović Mina Zirojević Dr. Ljilijana Petrović Dr. Ljilijana Petrović Danijel Simić
Stepinac, Revisionism and Denial: The Threat of Neo-Fascism in Croatia
Dear Friend, You are cordially invited to the 16th Annual Days of Jasenovac Commemorative Ceremonies on Saturday, April 22, 2017 and Sunday, April 23, 2017. Sponsored by the Jasenovac Research Institute.
1945 Documentary on Jasenovac
“They Will Make Room in the Barracks By Going to Their Deaths” In 1945, two Croatian documentary filmmakers released a seminal 16 minute documentary on the Jasenovac concentration and death camp in the Nazi-sponsored Independent State of Croatia, consisting of Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina, an ally of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy.
Keynote Speaker, Roma Historian
Noted Roma historian, Dr. Ian Hancock, was keynote speaker at Jasenovac Research Institute’s 8th Annual Jasenovac Day of Commemoration Ceremonies held in New York, April 25th-26th, 2009. “He is director of the Program of Romani Studies and the Romani Archives and Documentation Center at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been a professor of English, linguistics and Asian studies since 1972.
Book on Jasenovac Available. Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia: Analyses and Testimonies
As scholarship and awareness of the Holocaust grew rapidly in the 1990’s, information on Jasenovac and the genocides perpetrated against Serbs, Jews and Romas in Yugoslavia during World War II was absent from this discussion.