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JASENOVAC

How to get there:

By train: from the west, from Zagreb (via Sisak and Sunja, or via Dugo Selo and Novska): from the east, from Belgrade (via Vinkovci, Slavonski Brod and Novska). Visitors arriving at Jasenovac station have a ten-minute walk east to Jasenovac Memorial Site.

By road: take the exit from the Zagreb-Lipovac motorway at Novska. From Sisak, take the road through the Lonjsko Polje Natural Park along the left bank of the Sava, or the road via Sunja and Hrvatska Dubica. From Bosnia and Herzegovina, use one of the border crossings at Donja Gradina-Jasenovac, Kozarska/Bosanska Dubica-Hrvatska Dubica, Kostajnica-Hrvatska Kostajnica.

What to see:
Jasenovac Memorial Site
Jasenovac Memorial Site administrative centre is in Jasenovac, about one kilometre from the centre of the village, to the east, close to the memorial area of the former Camp III (Brickworks). The memorial area of the former Camp III (Brickworks) is dominated by the monumental Flower Memorial, by Bogdan Bogdanović, who designed the entire Memorial Site. (Link to Flower Memorial in Jasenovac 3/1), Bogdan Bogdanović 3/1-1, link to Gallery 3/1-2. The memorial stands to the north of the small lake and on the northeast edge of the large lake. Between the lakes is the pasarela (walkway), the access path to the memorial. All around there are earth mounds and hollows, created on the sites of the former camp buildings and execution sites (Granik, the ferry used to transport prisoners to liquidation in Donja Gradina).

In 1966 work was completed on landscaping the memorial site and the Flower Memorial was dedicated on 4 July.

The design of the park architecture, trees and plants was carried out by Dragutin Kiš, and the trees in front of the Memorial Museum, which were planted by relatives of the Jasenovac victims, carry memorial plaques.

There is a bronze model by Antun Orlić of the Memorial Site by the walkway, and the memorial train can be seen sitting on the former camp railway track by the Sava. It was placed there in 1989. (Link to memorial train 3/13)

In the southwest corner of the Memorial Site is Limani Camp Cemetery, with seven marked mass graves (link to Limani Camp Cemetery 3/11) and the eastern border of the memorial area is formed by the “Great Embankment”, known as the “Embankment of Death”. The bodies of prisoners killed while it was being built are buried in it.

In the southwest corner of the memorial site is the Memorial Museum, built in 1968 to a design by Petar Vovk (link to Memorial museum 4/1 and Memorial Museum through time 4/1-1) and the Education Centre, designed by Produkcija 004 in 2006, in specially adapted facilities which used to be the souvenir centre. (Link to Education Centre 4/2, Messages of Peace of the Education Centre 4/2-1)

On the north wall of the patio of the Memorial Museum there is a sculpture entitled “Relief Dedicated to the Victims of Fascism of Jasenovac Camp”, by Dušan Džamonja (Link to Relief…3/2), Dušan Džamonja 3/2-1, Gallery 3/2-2)

Jasenovac Village
In Petar Preradović Street in the village of Jasenovac, the original buildings of the Ustasha camp and the Tannery have been preserved, and are currently undergoing restoration. In the park, in Petar Svačić Square, there is a monument entitled “Mother and Child”, by Stanko Jančić, dedicated to the villagers of Jasenovac who died in the Second World War.

KRAPJE

How to get there:

By road: from Jasenovac, via the villages of Drenov Bok and Krapje) in the direction of Plesmo, on the right bank of the River Strug (before the bridge), take the right branch of the forest path. From Novska (via Plesmo) in the direction of Krapje, on the right bank of the River Strug (after the bridge), take the branch of the forest path to the left of the road. About 200 m down this path, which is parallel to the right bank of the River Strug, there is a turning to the right which takes visitors to the memorial.

UŠTICA

How to get there:

By road from Jasenovac, take the right branch of the road over the bridge over the Sava (just before the border), then the embankment along the River Una in the direction of the Orthodox graveyard in Tratinska Street. Or go through the village in the direction of the railway bridge over the Sava, take the first left and then first right in the direction of the Orthodox graveyard in Tratinska Street. From Sisak (via Hrvatska Kostajnica and Dubica) to the village of Uštica, then along the right bank of the Sava, take the first right and first right again, in the direction of the Orthodox graveyard in Tratinska Street. The Roma graveyard is right next to the entrance to the Orthodox graveyard.

MLAKA

How to get there:

By road: from Jasenovac (via Košutarica) to the centre of the village, where the memorials are to be found. Go along the concrete paths to the mass graves in Mali Čanak and Strmac (we recommend that you ask someone from Mlaka or the staff of Jasenovac Memorial Site to accompany you to these sites).

STARA GRADIŠKA

How to get there:

By train: from Okučani railway station by bus to Stara Gradiška.
By road: from the west (Zagreb) or east (Belgrade) take the Okučani exit from the Zagreb-Lipovac motorway in the direction of the border crossing in Stara Gradiška. From the south (Bosnia and Herzegovina), take the border crossing Gradiška-Stara Gradiška. We recommend that visitors to Stara Gradiška ask for a guide to accompany them from Jasenovac Memorial Site.

MEĐUSTRUGOVI AND USKOCI WOODS

How to get there:

By road: from Okučani via Vrbovljani along the forest path. From Stara Gradiška via Uskoci along the forest path. From Jasenovac via Košutarica, Mlaka and Jablanac along the forest path. We advise you to use an SUV to reach these sites and to request a guide from the village or from Jasenovac Memorial Site.