By Deborah E. Lipstadt

Publish yr note: First released 1985

This such a lot whole examine thus far of yank press reactions to the Holocaust units forth in considerable element how the click national performed down or maybe neglected studies of Jewish persecutions over a twelve-year interval.

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On April 21 panic caught the prisoners and about a hundred of them hanged themselves. 060 persons. The ustashi closed them in a large factory building near the brick-kiln, fastened the windows and the doors with planks and placed guards to prevent the escape. Knowing what was awaiting them the men decided to force their way through and started bare-handed a death and life struggle. At 10 o'clock in the morning they broke the doors and the windows and ran out of the building. At the last moment about 460 of them became discouraged, but the others attacked the guards, strangled some of them with their hands and seized their arms.

The persecution of Jews began at the end of the summer 1941 and lasted till autumn 1942, when able men were mobilized for work in Backa and Baranja. Those who had survived all the tortures were tried and sentenced either to death or to imprisonment of long duration, or mobilized and sent as working units to Ukraina, wherefrom none of them returned. After occupying Hungary in 1944 the Germans sent the prisoners to the extermination camps, wherefrom only ten persons returned home. The life of the persons detained in the „Army".

The ustashi erected a ,,Children's Home" for them, but later on Luburic ordered that they should be executed, so that all of them were slain and buried at the Gradina. Reprisals of June 1944. — Owing to the escape of a student, 25 Jews, mostly intellectuals from Sarajevo, were condemned to death by starvation. Slaughterings in winter 1944 — 1945. — During all that winter blood was shed at the ,,Granik". Every night the ustashi drove there 150—200 persons, stripped them off naked and tied up with wire, killed and then threw them to the Sava.

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