22. April 1945. The great escape from Jasenovac death camp

Posted on April 22, 2013 by



Serbian children  prisoners in the Croatian death camp of Jasenovac

Not sooner than  22 April  1945. when  almost all the fighting in Europe was finished (except  battle for Berlin), the remaining surviving inmates, the last thousand of nearly dead skeletons broke through  barbed wire despite armed Croatian guards,  seeking at least last breath of freedom …


Cutting Serbian throats
Only 91 of them survived. To then took a terrible, unforgivable shame on the face and honor of communist “liberators”:  ” That what happened with World War II concentration camp of Jasenovac  did not happen at any other camp. In all countries of the fascist coalition concentration camps were transformed into memorials as a warning to mankind. Meanwhile all the premises and buildings  in Jasenovac concentration camp have been  destroyed, everything  was flattened and all  the traces of the Croats were removed.” That’s what happened on this day (and thereafter).

Below is the story from the perspective of  the Croatian butcher,  Mile Friganović:

“Franciscan Pero Brzica, Ante Zrinusic, Sipka and I waged a bet on who would slaughter more prisoners that night. The killing started and already after an hour I slaughtered much more than they did. It seemed to me that I was in seventh heaven. I had never felt such bliss in my life. And already after a few hours I slaughtered 1,100 people, while the others only managed to kill 300 to 400 each. And then, when I was experiencing the greatest ecstasy I noticed an elderly peasant standing and peacefully and calmly watching me slaughter my victims and them dying in the greatest pain. That look of his shook me: in the midst of the greatest ecstasy I suddenly froze and for some time couldn’t make a single move. And then I walked up to him and found out that he was some Vukasin [Mandrapa] from the village of Klepci near Capljina whose whole family had been killed, and who was sent to Jasenovac after having worked in the forests. He spoke this with incomprehensible peace which affected me more than the terrible cries around us. All at once I felt the wish to disrupt his peace with the most brutal torturing and, through his suffering, to restore my ecstasy and continue to enjoy the inflicting of pain.

Koljac folxdojcer   “I singled him out and sat him down on a log. I ordered him to cry out: ‘Long live Poglavnik [Fuehrer] Pavelić!’, or I would cut his ear off. Vukasin was silent. I ripped his ear off. He didn’t say a word. I told him once again to cry out ‘Long live Pavelić!’ or I would tear off the other ear too. I tore off the other ear. ‘Yell: “Long live Pavelić!”, or I’ll tear off your nose.’ And when I ordered him for the fourth time to yell ‘Long live Pavelić!’ and threatened to take his heart out with a knife, he looked at me, that is, somehow through me and over me into uncertainty and slowly said: ‘Do your job, child.’ [Radi ti, dijete, svoj posao.] After that, these words of his totally bewildered me. I froze, plucked out his eyes, tore out his heart, cut his throat from ear to ear and threw him into the pit. But then something broke within me and I could no longer kill that night.

“Franciscan Pero Brzica won the bet because he had slaughtered 1,360 prisoners and I paid the bet without a word.” (Qtd. in The Role of the Vatican in the Breakup of the Yugoslav State, by Dr. Milan Bulajić, Belgrade, 1994: 156-157; from a Jan., 1943, interview with Friganović by psychiatrist Dr. Nedo Zec, who was also an inmate at Jasenovac.)


The following photograph was referenced in:

Professor Edmond Paris: “Genocide in Satellite Croatia 1941 – 1945” on page 319.

The caption under the photograph reads (quote):
Her eyes were gourged out for the eye-ball collection of Ante Pavelic.
(End quote).


The following photograph was referenced in:

Professor Edmond Paris: “Genocide in Satellite Croatia 1941 – 1945″ on page 238.
The caption under the photograph reads (quote):

Victim of a special group of Ustashi called “skull crushers.” They used to photograph their deeds to show their chief, the Minister of the Interior, Andrija Artukovic, in the hope of receiving a decoration from him. (end quote)


It is important to know that even though Yugoslav Communists, lead by the Croatian Dictator Tito, downplayed the Ustashi genocide after WWII, many books were written in Tito’s Yugoslavia showing some of the Ustashi atrocities. For example, the photograph above is also shown in the book “Otpor golorukih kroz logore” (“Resistance of barehanded in concentration camps”), on page 72. The authors of the book are Djurica Labovic’ and Petar Raznatovic’. The book was published by “Grafika” Belgrade, in 1970.



And yet, Vatican is to canonize the supreme military vicar in the Independent State of Croatia ( NDH )  army, Aloisius Stepinac, whose responsibility for the bloodiest genocide ever is indisputable; Stepinac bore the blame for the monstrous crimes of Roman Catholic priests, ideologists and members of Ustasha and Domobran units . He was one of the initiators of the forcible conversion of the  Orthodox Serbs . In his letter to Pope Pius XII , to the middle of the 1943. he stated that there were about 244,000 Serbs forcibly converted, in Croatia.  These are some of his ” merits “.


Source: Srpska mreža;  RTS;  Jasenovac. org;  Edmond Paris: “Genocide in Satellite Croatia 1941 – 1945”