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The Jasenovac and Holocaust Memorial Foundation (JHMF) has tabled a proposal to the European Parliament to mark 21 August as International Day of Remembrance of Victims of the Ustasha regime of the Independent State of Croatia (ISC) during World War II.
Through a network of concentration camps, killing of Serbs, Jews and Gypsies was conducted on an industrial scale in the Nazi puppet regime which encompassed all of modern day Croatia and Bosnia. 21 August 1941 marks the date that the killing machine started.
All British parliamentarians have been invited to support this initiative and a special request for support was also sent to the chairman of the OSCE, Foreign Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dačić.
Dragana Tomasevic Mijatovic, director of the charity JHMF stated that only by remembering these innocent victims, whether murdered at home, thrown into bottomless “jame” pits or murdered in Croatian concentration camps, can we finally say “Never again”.
Dragana arranged the “Anatomy of Oblivion” exhibition, detailing the horrors of Jasenovac, which was presented at the House of Bishop Nikolaj at St Sava’s Church in London in February this year. Later in May, Dragana also presented a lecture in Stockholm to bring this terrible tragedy to a public forum.