"Genocide in Satellite Croatia 1941- 1945"
by Professor Edmond Paris
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Library of Congress catalog card number: 62-399
First printing, November 1961,
Second printing, May 1962
Published by: The American Institute for Balkan Affairs
1525 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago 14, Illinois
FROM INSIDE COVER:
This book portrays a shocking record of mass
slaughter and massive persecution of the Serbian Orthodox population in
the Nazi puppet state of Croatia in the years of 1941 - 1945. In
this mass extermination effort some 750,000 Serbs - men, women and children
- perished, along with most of their clergymen and their churches. The
Jews although much less numerous than the Serbs met the same fate.
These systematic and brutal massacres were at times even too much
for the Nazis to tolerate. The perpetrators of these crimes are the Croatian
Ustashi, a nazi-fascist movement under the leadership of the notorious
Ante Pavelich. In proportion to the population, these Nazi puppets exceeded
even what the nazis themselves had done in Germany. And those that they
did not exterminate, they sought - by fire and sword - to convert to Roman
The revolting fact is that the Ustashi were
actively aided in their diabolical work of extermination and persecution
by sizable segments of the Croatian Catholic clergy, many of whose
members were also members of the Ustashi organization. This is not a blind
charge by the author, for he cites names and places, frequently using their
own sources. This book is strong medicine, and any one who reads it must
be prepared to come away shocked and deeply disturbed.
BACK COVER (About the author):
was born in Paris of a university
family of the Roman Catholic religion. Possessing a mind open and
active to all kinds of philosophical, religious and social questions, he
followed the courses at the Sorbonne assiduously, completing his education
with sojourns in various other intellectual centers, such as Rome, Geneva,
Salamanca, and Montreal. Always careful to remain in contact with reality,
he traveled widely, comparing the ideas which he had acquired with "actual
Combined with his vast culture is his love for truth, and this is
clearly apparent in his books as well as in his lectures, which made him
a historical philosopher, a writer freed from any prejudice, and a keen
observer of his epoch...
THE INTRODUCTION of the book starts as following:
The greatest genocide during World
War II, in proportion to nation's population, took place, not in Nazi Germany
but in Nazi-created puppet state of Croatia. There, in the years 1941-1945,
some 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 26,000 Gypsies -- men, women and children
-- perished in a gigantic holocaust.
These are the figures used by most foreign authors, especially Germans,
who were in the best position to know...
...The magnitude and the
bestial nature of these atrocities makes it
difficult to believe that such a thing could have happened in an allegedly
civilized part of the world. Yet even a book such as this can attempt to tell
only a part of the story.
Serbian heads with hammers
Victim of a special group of Ustashi called "skull
saw on a Serbian neck
The Ustashi very often used the most primitive
weapons, such as forks, spades, hammers and saws, to torture their victims
prior to their execution... In this photograph Ustashi are holding
a knife, a gun and a saw. They are torturing an Orthodox Serb prior to
enjoyed mutilating people
An Ustashi, with a sadistic smile on his
face is chopping off a man's head with an axe. The axe is just entering
never had enough.
"His legs were broken, ears cut off,
eyes gourged, chest stabbed and finally the heart was extracted."
target: Serbian Orthodox priests and Jewish Rabbis
Job done. Smiling Ustashi hold severed
head of a priest by the hair.
with the Serbian heads
- and tortured!
The same (and worse) done to the women.
and children en masse expelled ... or worse
woman with eyes gourged out
Serbian children, survivors
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