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Croatia

Croatian president leaves event over pro-Nazi salute

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic walked out of a state ceremony in protest after one of the participants wore a T-shirt displaying a salute used by the pro-Nazi Ustasha regime during World War II.

Jews, Serbs and Roma join Jasenovac commemoration

Jews, Serbs and Roma joined top Croatian officials for the first time in 4 years in commemorating the victims of the notorious Jasenovac concentration camp, warning that more needs to be done to curb right-wing sentiments in the country.

Jewish community of Zagreb opposes new Holocaust memorial

The Jewish Community of Zagreb opposes the erection of a Holocaust memorial monument because it does not mention the country’s complicity with the Nazi regime.

Croatian Jews, Serbs, Roma and anti-fascists gather at WWII site

Jewish, Serb, Roma and anti-fascist groups came together to commemorate the victims of the Jasenovac extermination camp in Croatia.

Croatian Jews to boycott ceremony at former Nazi camp

The Croatian Jewish community will not attend the official government commemoration for the victims of the Jasenovac concentration camp for the fourth straight year.

Croatia ombudsperson: WWII fascist symbols widespread

Croatia’s Ombudsperson said that Ustasha symbols have become increasingly visible in the country, while the crimes of the Nazi-allied movement are being downplayed by politicians and media.

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