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Pit at Jazovka

Jazovka is a pit in the Žumberak area of Croatia where the bodies of thousandsTemplate:Clarification-needed of Croatian soldiers and civilians were dumped during and after the Second World War. [1] The first victims were fascist Ustasha Croat soldiers captured by Partisan forces in 1942 in the vicinity of Krašić.

Although locally known, the pit was rediscovered in 1990,[1] after the fall of communism in Croatia. A pilgrimage to the site is held annually on June 22,[2] coinciding with the Anti-Fascist Struggle Day. The pilgrimages to the site have been organised by the Catholic Church in Croatia and there are stations of the cross line the path to the pit. The event is frequented by fringe right wing groups in Croatia.[3]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vinko Čavlović (2002-06-27). "Spomenar 27. lipnja - 3. srpnja - Domovinski rat" (in Croatian). Dom i svijet 391. Croatian Information Centre. http://www.hic.hr/dom/391/dom09.htm. Retrieved 2010-05-06. "29. lipnja 1990. - Kod žumberačkog sela Sošice otkrivena jama Jazovka, u kojoj se nalaze tijela tisuća hrvatskih vojnika i civila pobijenih neposredno nakon Drugog svjetskog rata."
  2. Katolici > Molitva na Jazovki
  3. "Kod Jazovke odana počast žrtvama partizanskih zločina" (in Croatian). Index.hr. 2006-06-22. http://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/kod-jazovke-odana-pocast-zrtvama-partizanskih-zlocina/320177.aspx. Retrieved 2010-06-05. "Organizatori - na čijem čelu je ove godine bilo Hrvatsko društvo političkih zatvorenika - navode kako se stratište kod jame Jazovka pohodi 22. lipnja "zato što hrvatski prerušenici u antifašiste i demokrate taj nadnevak podmeću za državni blagdan Republike Hrvatske"."

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