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On the occasion of the Remembrance Day of Jadovno 1941, a memorial service was held at the Saran Pit on the Velebit Mountain in Croatia, marking the day when the Ustashas brutally murdered more than 40,000 persons, mainly Serbs, in the Jadovno death camp.
Memorial service was attended by BiH Presidency member from Republika Srpska Mladen Ivanic, Karlovac Deputy Mayor Sinisa Ljubojevic, descendants of the victims from Serbia, Srpska and region wide, as well as representatives of the Jadovno 1941 Associations of Citizens from Banjaluka and Belgrade.
President of the Banjaluka Jadovno 1941 Association of Citizens, Dusan Bastasic, has said that the prayer meeting runs without incident and that Croatian police are carrying out their job professionally.
Members of the Croatian veterans associations have not been spotted at the memorial dedicated to the victims of Jadovno and in the area where the memorial service was held, reports SRNA reporter.
After the memorial service, the pilgrims will take the Martyrs’ path of Saint Sava of Gornji Karlovac starting from Brusane place to the Katina Pit, where his disfigured body was thrown into in the summer of 1941, and where the Holy Cross is going to be erected and the memorial service served.
A brief memorial service will be held for the victims of the village of Stupacinovo, where a concentration camp of the same name was located in the summer of 1941, near which there are five caves. On the way back, the participants of the prayer meeting will tour the Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre in Smiljan.
On the occasion of marking 75 years since the crimes in the Gospic – Jadovno-Pag 1941 death camps compound and Remembrance Day of Jadovno, the prayer meeting began last night at the Church of Presentation of Virgin Mary in Plaski, Croatia.
Jadovno Remembrance Day 1941-2016 is marked with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac.
The organisers of the gathering are the Jadovno 1941 Associations of Citizens from Banjaluka and Belgrade and the Diocese of Gornji Karlovac.
According to the current data, which are not final, 40,123 persons, mainly Serbs, were brutally murdered within the compound of Jadovno death camp.