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13 APRIL 2017

On Friday, April 14th, 2017 Jasenovac Memorial Museum will be open till 1 pm due to Easter holiday. On April 15th, 16th and 17th, 2017 the museum will be closed for visitors.

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25 NOVEMBER 2016

Jasenovac Memorial Museum will be closed to visitors from November 26th 2016 until December 2nd 2016 due to maintenance.

 

From December 3rd 2016 winter opening hours will take effect:

 

Monday - Friday: 9 -16 h

 

The museum is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays.

 

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28 SEPTEMBER 2016

Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister, president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died at the age of 93. We remember his visit to Jasenovac Memorial Site in 2010 as an important state and friendly visit and his consequent letter of support gave us strength for our future work. 


 


 

 

 

 

 

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24 JULY 2015

Director of the Jasenovac Memorial Site, Ms Nataša Jovičić visited Israel as part of the delegation of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ms Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, as President's special adviser for Holocaust issues. During her visit to the Yad Vashem she signed a joint statement on cooperation between Yad Vashem and the Office of the President and she took part in organising the arrival of the delegation of the President of the Republic of Croatia to the ceremony on the occasion when Branko Lustig presented his Oscar to Yad Vashem. Branko Lustig donated to Yad Vashem the Oscar awarded to him by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for "Schindler's List", directed by Steven Spielberg. The Oscar is displayed in Yad Vashem's Visual Center.

 

As President's special adviser for Holocaust issues, Ms Nataša Jovičić was present at the meetings with the President of the State of Israel, Mr Reuven Rivlin, the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu and with the Knesset Speaker, Mr Yulij Edelstein.

 

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5 SEPTEMBER 2013

On 5 September 2013 a historical exhibition “Thanking the People of Norway” was opened in The Defence Museum (Forsvarsmuseet) in Oslo. The author of the exhibition is Nataša Mataušić, museum counsellor in Croatian History Museum. Manager of the documentation research project is Gorana Ognjenović, a scientific researcher at the University of Oslo.

 

The exhibition and corresponding catalogue were financed by The Fritt Ord Foundation from Oslo, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb, Falstad Centre and Jasenovac Memorial Site. The exhibition was opened under the high patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Norway and the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Norway. In August 2012, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the arrival of first detainees from Yugoslavia to forced labour camps in Norway during the Second World War, the exhibition was held in Falstad Centre (Falstadsenteret) near Trondheim.

 

Based on contemporary works and research, the intention of the exhibition was to try to show, on twenty-one exhibition posters, the circumstances which led to sending a great number of men from the territory of the former Independent State of Croatia to forced labour Nazi camps in Norway, to show the troubles they faced together with other imprisoned men from Yugoslavia until they returned to Yugoslavia after the war ended. The exhibition especially emphasises the help that people of Norway provided to these men in overcoming the difficulties and the importance of that help in making their life during the imprisonment easier.

 

 

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12 MAY 2013

Charter of the Republic of Croatia awarded to Jasenovac Memorial Site 

 

President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr Ivo Josipović awarded The Charter of the Republic of Croatia to the Public Institution Jasenovac Memorial Site. The Charter is awarded for exceptional and extraordinary contribution to the commemoration of victions od Jasenovac and Stara Gradiška concentration camps, for promoting of truth and facing the past and for scientific research, publishing and educational and international co-operation in Croatia and the world. The Charter is awarded on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the founding of Jasenovac Memorial Site. The Charter was received by Ms Nataša Jovičić, director of Jasenovac Memorial Site.

 

http://www.holocaustremembrance.com/media-room/news-archive/plaquette-republic-croatia-awarded-jasenovac-memorial-site

 

 

 

 

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18 MARCH 2013

On Sunday 21th April 2013 at 10.30 a.m., a commemoration and a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Jasenovac Memorial Site, by the Flower monument, in memory of 22nd April 1945. That is the day when detainees attempted a breakthrough from Concentration Camp Jasenovac and on this occasion we are honouring all who perished at that camp as well as those detainees who survived.

 

The commemoration is under the patronage of the Croatian Parliament.

 

All present will be addressed by Mr. Zoran Milanović, President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Josip Leko, President of the Croatian Parliament and Mr. Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia.

 

Visitors are asked to assemble in front of the Memorial Museum by 9.45.

 

 

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2 AUGUST 2012

On 2 August 2012 the Jasenovac Memorial Site and the Ministry of Culture hosted a commemoration ceremony at the Roma and Sinti cemetery in the village of Ustica.


Ustica contains 21 mass graves of Roma and Sinti victims from Jasenovac and is one of the locations where they were kept within the camp.  Commemoration of the Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day coincided with 70th anniversary of the period in 1942 when a large number of Roma and Sinti victims were killed at Jasenovac.


In addition to representatives of Roma organizations, the commemoration event was also attended by Croatian officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the local and religious communities and ethnic groups, and members of NGOs.


Speakers at the commemoration event included Veljko Kajtazi, a parliamentary representative of the Roma and president of the Commemoration's organization committee, Aleksandar Tolnauer, president of the Parliamentary Counsel for National Minorities, Branko Lustig, survivor of Auschwitz, Zoran Vasić, representing the Croatian Parliament, and Berislav Sipus as a representative of the Minister of Culture.  A letter with a message from Deputy Prime Minister Neven Mimica was read to the guests at the event.  Leaders of religious communities held a prayer and wreaths were laid on the graves.


(Text: Rajka Bućin, taken from: http://www.holocausttaskforce.org/news/450-roma-and-sinti-genocide-remembrance-day-commemorated-in-croatia.html)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 JULY 2012

Members of Jasenovac Memorial Site technical stuff are putting a fence around former camp location Uštica.

 

 

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3 JULY 2012

Jasenovac Memorial Site is preparing for the conservation and restoration of the Tower in Stara Gradiška, as part of its tree-year strategic plan.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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MAY 2012

During April 2012, members of Jasenovac Memorial Site technical staff have done landscaping work and marked former locations of Jasenovac Concentration Camp - Uštica, Limani, Stružac and Mali Čanak.

 

 

 

 

 

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24 APRIL 2012

On Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, Jasenovac Memorial Site representatives, curators Đorđe Mihovilović and Ivo Pejaković visited the location of the former concentration camp Stara Gradiška to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Stara Gradiška Concentration Camp and they laid a wreath in honour of all the victims of this camp. 



 

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23 APRIL 2012

On Monday, April 23rd, 2012, Jasenovac Memorial Site representatives, director Nataša Jovičić and curators Đorđe Mihovilović and Ivo Pejaković visited the Donja Gradina Memorial Site to commemorate the anniversary of the prisoner breakout from the camp. They also laid a wreath in honour of all the victims of Jasenovac Concentration Camp.

 

 

 

 

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23 APRIL 2012

On Monday, April 23rd, 2012 former Croatian President, Mr Stjepan Mesić, visited Jasenovac Memorial Site and laid a wreath in the crypt of the Stone Flower Monument in memory of all the victims of Jasenovac Concentration Camp.

 

 

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22 APRIL 2012

On Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 an exhibition "The End of the Jasenovac Camp - In Memory of All Surviving and Dead Prisoners" was opened in the Education Centre of Jasenovac Memorial Site. The author of the exhibition is Đorđe Mihovilović and its opening marked the 67th anniversary of the prisoner breakout from Jasenovac Concentration Camp which happened on April 22nd, 1945.

 

 

 

 

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22 APRIL 2012

On Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 a commemoration was held at Jasenovac Memorial Site, by the Flower monument, to mark the 67th anniversary of the prisoner breakout from Jasenovac Concentration Camp which happened on April 22nd, 1945.

The commemoration was attended by survivors of Jasenovac Concentration Camp, families and friends of victims, as well as the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanović and the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Boris Šprem, all of whom made speeches. The president of the Advisory Board of Jasenovac Memorial Site Katica Sedmak and a representative of former prisoners of Jasenovac Concentration Camp Brigita Knežević also spoke at the ceremony.

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17 APRIL 2012

Maja Kućan and Ines Sogonić, curators of Jasenovac Memorial Site will participate in the 2012 European Sites of Conscience Meeting on promoting Cultures of Tolerance and Democratic Values that will be held at the Guernica Peace Museum in Spain from April 27th to April 30th, 2012.

 

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12 APRIL 2012

Jasenovac Memorial Site became a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a worldwide network of historic sites, museums, and initiatives dedicated to remembering past struggles and addressing their contemporary legacies.

 

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10 APRIL 2012

On Sunday 22nd April 2012 at 10.30 a.m., a commemoration and a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Jasenovac Memorial Site, by the Flower monument, in memory of 22nd April 1945. That is the day when detainees attempted a breakthrough from Jasenovac Concentration Camp and on this occasion we are honouring all who perished at that camp as well as those detainees who survived.

The commemoration is under the patronage of the Croatian Parliament. All present will be addressed by Ms. Katica Sedmak, President of the Council of Jasenovac Memorial Site, Ms. Brigita Knežević, representative of former prisoners of Jasenovac Concentration Camp,
Mr. Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Boris Šprem, President of the Croatian Parliament and Mr. Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia. 

 

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25 JULY 2011

Jasenovac Memorial Site has sent a letter od condolences to the director of Falstad Memorial in Norway, Tone Jørstad and her colleagues, on the occasion of the horiffic hate crime committed against the innocent Norwegian citizens.

 

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17 APRIL 2011

On Sunday, April 17th, 2011 a commemoration was held at Jasenovac Memorial Site, by the Flower monument, to mark the 65th anniversary of the prisoner breakout from Jasenovac Concentration Camp which happened on April 22nd, 1945.

The commemoration was attended by survivors of Jasenovac Concentration Camp, families and friends of victims, as well as the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović, Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor and the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Luka Bebić, all of whom made speeches. The president of the Advisory Board of Jasenovac Memorial Site Katica Sedmak and a representative of former prisoners of Jasenovac Concentration Camp Stevo Đurđević also spoke at the ceremony.

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15 APRIL 2011

On Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 11.00 am, a commemoration and a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Jasenovac Memorial Site, by the Stone Flower Monument, in memory of April 22nd, 1945. That was the day when detainees attempted a breakthrough from Jasenovac Concentration Camp and on this occasion we are honouring all who perished at that camp as well as those detainees who survived.

All present will be addressed by Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor, President of the Jasenovac Memorial Site Advisory Board Katica Sedmak, representative of the families of Jasenovac Concentration Camp detainees Stevo Đurđević, Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Luka Bebić and the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović.

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MARCH 2011

From March 1st, 2010 Jasenovac Memorial Museum applies the usual opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday 9,00 - 16,00 h

Saturdays and Sundays 10,00 -16,00 h

The museum is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

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16 FEBRUARY 2011

On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 promotion of the book "Myonlyone and the Rest!: Letters from Concentration Camps" by Maja Kućan was held in Museum Documentation Centre in Zagreb.

 

 

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31 JANUARY 2011

On Monday, January 31st, 2011 renovation of the wooden path that leads to the Stone Flower Monument has begun. Croatian Railways donated 350 railway beams to Jasenovac Memorial Site and that beams are laid by members of technical staff to replace the old, worn out ones. Renovation of the wooden path will be completed before this year's Commemoration marking the breakout of prisoners from Concentration Camp Jasenovac.

 

 

 

 

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25 - 27 JANUARY 2011

A three-day teacher training seminar "Teaching the Holocaust and prevention of crimes against humanity" was held in Zagreb and Jasenovac as part of commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

On January 26th, 2011 seminar participants visited Jasenovac Memorial Site where they were greeted by curator Ivo Pejaković. They walked to the Stone Flower Momument and visited the permanent exhibition of Jasenovac Memorial Museum, guided by curator Đorđe Mihovilović. After that, curator Maja Kucan presented her book "Myonlyone And The Rest: Letters From Concentration Camps" and curator Ines Sogonić introduced teachers to "The Crocus Project".

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DECEMBER 2010

From December 1st, 2010 Jasenovac Memorial Museum applies winter opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday 9,00 - 16,00 h

The museum is closed on Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

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9 NOVEMBER 2010

Representatives from the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Rok Srakar and Tanja Krapenc visited Jasenovac Memorial Site on the occasion of All Saints' Day. They laid a wreath in the crypt of the Stone Flower Monument in memory of all the victims of Jasenovac Concentration Camp.

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13 OCTOBER 2010

Director of Jasenovac Memorial Site Nataša Jovičić received the letter from the Embassy of Israel in Croatia which was sent by the President of the State of Isreal after his visit to Jasenovac Memorial Site.

Dear Mrs. Jovicic,

Having returned to Jerusalem, I want to express my sincere appreciation for the impressive ceremony at the Jasenovac Memorial Site. It was one of the most moving experiences of my visit to Croatia, and it has left an indelible mark on me.

In this day when the horrors of World War II are being denied, you are to be congratulated on your efforts to safeguard and perpetuate the memory of this dark chapter of history. At the Jasenovac Museum, and at the Memorial Site, those who have perished in this place have been given a voice, and I wish you every success with the museum's development.

Sincerely yours,

Shimon Peres

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27 JULY 2010

Franciscan Youth of Croatia visited Jasenovac Memorial Site as part of their traditional yearly pilgrimage. They visited the Memorial Museum and prayed in the crypt of the Stone Flower Monument.

 

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25 JULY 2010

On Sunday, July 25th, 2010 at 9am Israeli President Shimon Peres and Croatian President Ivo Josipović visited Jasenovac Memorial Site.

They visited the Memorial Museum and addressed the public in front of the Stone Flower Monument.

"With all the greenery, with all the sorrow, the blood is screaming from the ground. Here, where there are two poles of man kind, the murderers, the insane, those who left to successive generations shame and disgrace, we, all of us, are ashamed of them. And here are all the victims; they are all brothers and sisters regardless where they come from and whom they pray to. These victims will not let us forget for a second that mankind, each individual needs to know to fight and protect every child, every mother, every grandfather. Here one cannot but be moved to the bottom of our souls and one cannot forget that we are all human beings respectful of each other, respectful of each others' dignity, and the right to live as human beings. We are deeply recpectful of the way by which the Republic of Croatia and its President carry with dignity the educational lessons derived from this Holocaust", wrote the Israeli President Shimon Peres after visiting Jasenovac Memorial Museum.

 

 

(Photograph: Office of the President of Croatia; photograph taken by: Marija Kundek)

 

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18 JUNE 2010

Bogdan Bogdanović (1922 - 2010)

On June 18th, 2010 Bogdan Bogdanović, architect, sculptor and philosopher, died at the age of 87.

He was the author of many books, subject of many exhibitions, and author of numerous monuments. The Jasenovac Flower was one of them.

 

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25 APRIL 2010

Representatives from the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, led by Ivo Banac and Ivan Zvonimir Čičak visited Jasenovac Memorial Site together with the representatives from the Helsinki Monitor of Slovenia and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Republika Srpska.

 

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18 APRIL 2010

A commemoration was held at Jasenovac Memorial Site, by the Flower monument, to mark the 65th anniversary of the prisoner breakout from Jasenovac Concentration Camp.

 

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29 MARCH 2010

Croatian President Ivo Josipović visited Jasenovac Memorial Site. The President was accompanied by a group of students from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb.

(Photo: Office of the President of Croatia)

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22 - 26 FEBRUARY 2010

Jasenovac Memorial Site hosted a four-day international seminar "E-FoR: Education for Remembrance".

 

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3 FEBRUARY 2010

Rene Gutman, crief rabbi of Strasbourg visited Jasenovac Memorial Site.

 

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21 JANUARY 2010

Delegation from the Embassy of the United States visited Jasenovac Memorial Site.

 

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