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The following photograph was referenced in:

Avro Manhattan: "The Vatican's Holocaust", on page 79.
The caption under the photograph reads (quote):

"Indiscriminate mass deportations and mass executions became one of the most characteristic features of the Ustashi. Very often the life or death of the prisoners depended upon the whims of the local Commander or even the local Catholic priest.

Ustashi authorities would summon the Orthodox Serbs to perform public works or listen to some new law. Once they were gathered in a given place, they would be surrounded, marched outside the village or a town, and executed without further ado.

In most remote regions of Upper Dalmatia and Bosnia Herzegovina, there took place such veritable extermination. Women and children were not spared.

Some detachments of Ustashi, with the idea of saving themselves the trouble of burying bodies, shot their victims on bridges. In Brcko, for instance, the home town of Dzafer Kulenovic [a Muslim], the Ustashi Prime Minister, the Orthodox prisoners were all executed on the local bridge and then immediately hurled into the [Sava] river.

This photograph shows the bodies of people executed by the Ustashi and flung into river Kupa, in May 1945.

(End quote).



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First posted: March 31, 1997
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