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Published on Oct 5, 2017
Third part of a documentary film on the Independent State of Croatia (NDH).
“I remember there was a large room where children laid on straw. Some were sleeping. Others were dead, we just thought there were sleeping. Some roamed around, as if looking for something. They were crying and screaming, calling their mothers… Every morning, men came in with wheelbarrows. They loaded up the bodies of dead children and took them away. It was one of the hardest periods of my life, one that I will never forget.” This is how Milinko Čekić, now an eighty-year-old, remembers the part of his childhood he spent at the children’s camp in Sisak.
The Independent State of Croatia established camps for children. The most notorious ones were in Sisak and Jastrebarsko. Children were brought to these camps from all over NDH, but the majority came from Kozara, a mountain in the north-western region of Bosnia.
The third and last part of the documentary film on NDH speaks of the fates of Serbian children and why for years after World War II there were no children at Kozara, of why the first actual monument in Jasenovac was erected only in 1966, of new interpretations of history, of numbers, of the way we should now remember the victims of NDH.
The film includes, among others, interviews with: Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Jerusalem, director of films “Blood and Ashes of Jasenovac” and “Testament” Lordan Zafranović, historians from Serbia and Croatia: Ljubodrag Dimić, Hrvoje Klasić, Đuro Zatezalo, Josip Jurčević, Veljko Đurić, Dejan Ristić, Jovan Mirković, publicist Slavko Goldštajn, Bishop of Pakrac and Slavonia Dr Jovan Ćulibrk, Franciscan priest from Bosnia Marko Oršolić and the descendants of the victims of Jadovno Camp, Boris Begović and Dušan Bastašić.
Production team: author of the film Stevan Kostić, editor Goran Mijić, cameraman Aleksandar Agbaba, sound recorded by Saša Pribaković, expert consultants Dejan Ristić and Jovan Mirković, journalist collaborators Dragana Ignjić and Milica Jevtić, narrated by Dušan Radulović. The film was produced upon the proposal of the Editor in chief of the RTS News Programme, Nenad Lj. Stefanović.
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