The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican

The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican (1992) is a history by Vladimir Dedijer, a Yugoslav university professor and human rights activist, who was a World War II Partisan and communist revolutionary.

This English-language edition combines in a shortened version Dedijer's two books written in Serbian: Vatikan i Jasenovac and Vatikan i Jasenovac Dokumenti, published by Rad Publishing House Belgrade in 1987. It was published in English under the title, The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican: The Croatian Massacre of the Serbs During World War II by Prometheus Books, in 1992 (ISBN 978-0879757526). Described as a polemical work, without the usual support of bibliography and footnotes, this history explores the genocide in Croatia beginning in 1941 under the authority of Ante Pavelić, and conducted by secular Ustasha and Catholic religious figures, including clergy. Among the atrocities described is the massacre of prisoners at Jasenovac concentration camp, in which an estimated 200,000 Orthodox Serbs were killed. Dedijer used eyewitness accounts and testimony from postwar trials of officials responsible.[1]

This text was also published in German as Jasenovac, das jugoslawische Auschwitz und der Vatikan, by Ahriman-Verlag GmbH (January 31, 2001). He documents the repression and genocide in Yugoslavia during the war of Orthodox Christian Serbs by Catholics in Croatia, with the support of high-level Vatican officials.

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  1. ^ Fox, John (April 1995). "Review: The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican by Vladimir Dedijer". The Slavonic and East European Review. 73 (2): 358–360. JSTOR 4211828.

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  • Fox, John (April 1995). "Review: The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican by Vladimir Dedijer". The Slavonic and East European Review. 73 (2): 358–360. JSTOR 4211828.