The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican: The Croatian Massacre of the Serbs During World War II

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Vladimir Dedijer
Prometheus Books, 1992 - History - 444 pages
First-hand testimony of survivors and eyewitnesses is compiled in this shocking and graphic account of the crimes committed during World War II at the largest death camp in Yugoslavia. At the small Croatian town of Jasenovac, the fascist "Independent State of Croatia" (a satellite state of the Nazi Third Reich) constructed a concentration camp where more than 200,000 people, mostly Orthodox Serbs, were systematically murdered. Among the participants in this genocide were members of the Roman Catholic Clergy, from the Franciscan monk who became the camp commandant to the infamous Archbishop Stepinac, the spiritual advisor to the fascist state appointed by Pope Pius XII.

Vladimir Dedijer, a close associate of Marshall Tito, has collected irrefutable documentary and photographic evidence, attesting to thousands of atrocities and the complicity of the Catholic Church in these crimes. The events described in this important volume provide a historical context to the recent conflict in Yugoslavia and shed light on the motivations behind the apparently senseless ethnic and religious strife which tore Yugoslavia apart. The massacre at Jasenovac was the terrible culmination of centuries-old animosities between Orthodox Serbs and Catholic Croats, and a dark episode in the history of the Church, one that the Church has attempted to hush up for fifty years.

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This book is your perfect example of Communist-style distortion of history.
It is what Communists normally do: they blatantly lie and "gaslight" their victims. They terrorize and imprison, anyone
who tells the truth. The result: only the Communist propaganda is heard.
To understand this process more clearly, and to understand who Tito really was, read "Buried Alive" by Roman Ljeljak. This book was recently translated into English and is available on Amazon, and on google play.
The author writes at great personal risk because he is telling the truth. He also has a film out about Jasenovac: once again, its truth.
Also worth reading is Mr. Tolstoy's book (yes, he is the famous Russian novelist's descendant) entitled "The minister and the massacres".
That people like Vladimir Dedijer can concoct such blatant lies is a crime unto itself.
 

Contents

A Preliminary Note on the Historical Background
9
Foreword to the American Edition
15
Foreword to the First German Edition
23
Introduction
33
The Vaticans Attitude toward the Yugoslav Peoples
61
Initial Contacts between Pius XII and Pavelic
75
The Participation of Roman Catholic Priests in
83
Roman Catholic Dignitaries Welcome the Destruction
92
The Various Methods of Killing in Jasenovac
231
The Franciscan Miroslav Filipovic One of the Commandants of Jasenovac
268
The Holy Masses of Ivica Brkljacic
284
The Mass Murder of Children
288
THE POPES ATTITUDE TOWARD THE MASSACRES
311
Reports about the Intimate Conversations with the Pope and His Closest Collaborators
313
The Role of the Papal Legate Marcone
331
Eyewitness Testimonies about the Compulsory Conversions
348

Decorations for Roman Catholic Priests
103
Pope Pius XHs Special Attention to Pavelic and the Ustasha State
112
MASSACRES AMONG DISSENTERS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD
127
The State of Catholicism
129
The Participation of Vatican Clergy in the Mass Murders of Serbs
133
The Massascre in the Karitska Jama Gorge
155
The Massascre in the Church at Glina
165
The Massascre in the Village of Urije
172
Documents on Massacres under the Leadership of Priests
176
THE DEATH CAMP JASENOVAC 13 Decrees Concerning Sending People to the Camp
225
The Interrogation of the Accused Alojzije Stepinac Archbishop of Zagreb
375
Cloisters and Churches as Ustasha Bases
385
THE POPES LOYALTY TO THE USTASHE EVEN AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE
389
The Efforts of the Vatican to Save the NDH
391
Archbishop Stepinac Preserves the Ustasha Booty
414
I Was Guided by the Moral Principles
419
Afterword
425
From the Encyclopaedia Judaica
433
Copyright

About the author (1992)

The late Vladimir Dedijer held many high state offices in the government of Yugoslavia, including the post of official delegate from Yugoslavia to the United Nations. He was considered a leading authority on genocide in the twentieth century and, together with Jean-Paul Sartre, chaired the Bertrand Russell International Tribune on War Crimes. Dedijer was also a highly-respected scholar of modern history, who taught in universities throughout the world, and the author of many books, among which is his widely acclaimed biography of Tito.

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