The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican: The Croatian Massacre of the Serbs During World War II
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.
A Preliminary Note on the Historical Background
Foreword to the American Edition
Foreword to the First German Edition
The Vaticans Attitude toward the Yugoslav Peoples
Initial Contacts between Pius XII and Pavelić
The Participation of Roman Catholic Priests in
Roman Catholic Dignitaries Welcome the Destruction
The Various Methods of Killing in Jasenovac
The Franciscan Miroslav Filipovic
The Holy Masses of Ivica Brkljacic
Reports about the Intimate Conversations with the Pope
The Role of the Papal Legate Marcone
Eyewitness Testimonies about the Compulsory Conversions
The Interrogation of the Accused Alojzije Stepinac
Cloisters and Churches as Ustasha Bases
Decorations for Roman Catholic Priests
and the Ustasha State
The State of Catholicism
The Massascre in the Karitska Jama Gorge
The Massascre in the Church at Glina
The Massascre in the Village of Urije
Decrees Concerning Sending People to the Camp
The Efforts of the Vatican to Save the NDH
Archbishop Stepinac Preserves the Ustasha Booty
I Was Guided by the Moral Principles
From the Encyclopaedia Judaica