The Untold Holocaust
Untold truth about Holocaust of Jews in Serbia during WW2. Over 70 years Serbs and their lobby were hiding the truth and they were lying to the whole world. This is moment of THE TRUTH
Materials used from archives of prof Ljubica Stefan, historian, recipient of the Medal of the Righteous Among the Nations and her book “Serbian orthodox church and fascism” (Srpska pravoslavna crkva i fasizam).
Fascist SERBIA – A Threat To Peace
Barry S. Marjanovich
Wed, 18 Dec 1996
Serbians Hide Their Nazi Past
The Calgary Sun, Feb. 22, 1993:
by Paul Jackson
Sitting in the Ban Cafe in Zagreb, Jakov Sedlar looked at me and said, “I
simply had to get a female voice for the narration. No man could ever
tell the story with the quiet sympathy demanded.”
Sedlar, artistic director of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, was
telling me about his 20-minute documentary THE UNTOLD HOLOCAUST, and how
he persuaded Sally Kellerman – known internationally for her portrayal of
Major “Hot Lips” Houlihan in the movie version of M*A*S*H – to talk about
death rather than joy.
THE UNTOLD HOLOCAUST tells the story of Serbia’s wartime genocide against
its Jewish population between 1941 and 1945. I’d been pointed in its
direction by Zlatan Gleb, of the Zagreb Jewish Community Centre.
Wartime Croatia, then governed by the pro-Nazi administration has been
condemned for decades for its treatment of the Jews. Yet, said Gleb,
Serbia’s treatment of its Jewish population was even worse. But, until
Sedlar came along, Serbia had managed to conveniently whitewash its own
Sedlar is a remarkable man. Urbane and articulate, he’s driven not just
by artistic endeavour, but by a search for truth.
“I fully admit Croatia’s record during the Second World War was not one
of merit, but while accepting this, I also believe that fault on all
sides needs to be exposed in the name of justice and history.”
With the coming to Croatia of democracy and freedom from Serb-dominated
Communist Yugoslavia, Sedlar was able to produce his harrowing
documentary about the untold holocaust – the destruction of the Jewish
community in wartime Serbia under the Nazi-collaborationist government of
Serbian General Milan Nedic.
Kellerman’s captivating voice eerily dominates the film – her tone can
best be described as that of a gentle sadness. It’s a haunting film, for
The movie carefully details Serbia’s anti-Semitic campaign: Jews were not
allowed to own a radio or even use a telephone. They couldn’t visit the
theatre or cinema. That was just the beginning. As the war progressed,
Serbian police rounded up Jews for delivery to Nazi extermination camps.
For every captured Jew, Serbian police received a cash bounty. Belgrade
was actually the first city in Europe to be declared JUDENFREI – free of
Jews. Nedic’s government passed a law declaring all Jewish property was
now the property of Serbs.
The footage in THE UNTOLD HOLOCAUST is graphic, and so well documented
it’s hard to understand how this ugly secret could be hidden for so long.
Kellerman provides the reason, “The answer is the oldest one of all,” she
says, “the victors write the history.”
When Josip Tito’s Serb-dominated Communists took over power at the end of
the war it was convenient for them to cast Croatia as the fascist state
and whitewash Serbia of its own Nazi past.
Not only Croatian patriots such as Sedlar are now speaking out. Dr.
Philip J. Cohen, a prominent Maryland doctor and historian, recently
complained to ABC News about its one-sided coverage.
“As a Jew,” he wrote, “I detest Ustasha and I detest its memory. However
to brand the Croatian people with the Ustasha label is an unjustified
Cohen says while Croatia’s infamous concentration camp at Jasenovac is
often cited in the media, Serbia’s equally infamous death camps at
Jabuka, Sajmiste and Jajinci have until now been conveniently forgotten.
It’s time, insists Cohen, to recognize that Serbia, today so intent on
the genocide of the Muslim population of Bosnia-Herzegovina, participated
“zealously” in the European holocaust of the Jews.
For himself, Zlatan Gelb told me that under the democratically elected
government, Croatia’s Jewish population is today “protected like a bear
Gleb, ironically, wrote his masters’ of science thesis in communications
by comparing TV coverage of the Calgary and Sarajevo Olympics.
THE UNTOLD HOLOCAUST is a tragic film, but one that should force more
people to face up to hidden demons