In the Ustashian camps complex in Jadovno on Velebit, the Ustashas killed 40.123 persons (from newborns to very old persons) in the most gruesome way during the camp’s existence of only 132 days. Amongst the victims were 38.010 Serbs, 1.998 Jews, 88 Croats, 11 Slovenians, nine Muslims, two Hungarians, two Czechs, one Gypsy and one Montenegrin.
Prof. Dr. Đuro Zatezalo made the list of all the names and published it in his capital work “Jadovno – the Ustashian camps complex 1941”. Zatezalo worked on collecting the data and making the listing with names for over 20 years by the end of 1991. Desintegration of SFR Yugoslavia prevented any further work making the list of people who were killed in these camps and theirs scaffolds only partial. The list contains data for only 10.502 victims.
Amongst 10.052 victims, 9.663 are Serbs (including 1.014 children up to the age of 15), 762 are Jews (including 15 children), 55 Croats, nine Muslims, eight Slovenians, one Hungarian, one Czech, one Gypsy and one Montenegrin.
According to social structure, farmers are the largest group with 71,9%, followed by children up to the age of 15 with 9,7%, 3,9% craftsmen, 3,3% workers, 2,1% railroad workers, 1,35 students, 1% landlords, 1% teachers and professors and 3,3% of those with other professions.
The list is made in alphabetical order according to the last names of the victims and divided by places, districts, cantons or by the places where the Ustashas took the prisoners.
During the making of lists, prof. dr. Đuro Zatezalo used archive and memoir database in the following archives:
Croatian state archives, Zagreb
Archive of Institute for the history of workers movement in Croatia, Zagreb
Historic archives of Bjelovar
Historic archives of Dubrovnik
Historic archives of Karlovac
Historic archives of Slavonski Brod
Historic archives of Rijeka
Historic archives of Zadar
Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
Archives of Bosnian Krajina, Banjaluka
Archives of Herzegovina, Mostar
Archives of Yugoslavia, Belgrade
Archives of Serbia, Belgrade
Archives of the Military Historical Institute, Belgrade
Archives of Vojvodina, Novi Sad
Archives of Serbian Orthodox Church, Belgrade,
State archive, Rome
Except for databases available in these archives, Zatezalo used databases of SUBNOR’s organizations (district and town board) regarding the victims from the Second World War.
Since the list is partial, as mentioned before, Association Jadovno 1941 urges all descendants of those who were killed in Jadovno to help in revealing the overall truth regarding this gruesome crime and to fill out the QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE 1941-1945 WAR VICTIMS if they have any data about their killed ancestors. If any descendants find out some data about their ancestors on the existing list and would like to update the data with additional information or to add a photography, it can also be done by filling the same QUESTIONNAIRE.