25 July 2015 – Memorial service for Sadilovci Martyrs to be served

Posted on July 20, 2015 by



In Sadilovci village, near the Korana river, in Kordun region (today Croatia), in the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, a memorial  service for 463 Serbs, victims of the horrible massacres shall be served. 


Plate with names of the victims usually gets damaged overnight


On 31.July 1942. the Ustasha criminals have murdered and and set fire to 463 men, women and children (of which 149 under the age of 13 ) from Sadilovci, Bugari, Lipovacha and surrounding villages.

The  only ‘sin’ of innocent victims was that they were Orthodox Serbs. In this horrible crimes during the Second World War, about 70% of the population of the Kordun  region was ethnically cleansed, dozens of predominately Serbian orthodox villages areas to exist.

When the Second world war started, the village Sadilovac had a population of 800.
Only 40 Sadilovci residents  survive to see the liberation, 1945.
Only five years after modern Croatia illegally seceded from Yugoslavia, and re – adopted their Nazi flag, anthem and Ideology of clerofascism, including persecution and ethnic cleaning of Serbs, in the worst tradition of their Nazi predecessors, during t
he criminal operation Storm 1995, the village ceased to exist.

The inhabitants were murdered and wiped away, meanwhile their property was looted,  destroyed; real estate has been destroyed and land was taken by the state of Croatia. Today, there’s no Serbs living there. 
He reminded that the 463 martyrs from Sadilovca killed and burned in the church.

Today in Sadilovac  which was completely burned down by Croatian forces on 04. August 1995, there’s no more Serbs, no more descendant of Uskoci who kept borders secure since the Ottoman times.
There’s only a single Serb Orthodox family of Gvozdenovic, struggling to survive in fanatic clerofascist Croatian society and it’s due to them that there is still someone to light candles and keep the memory of 463 martyrs alive.
At least once a year.

Memory eternal +


photo: http://www.krajinaforce.com

source: http://www.jadovno.com

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