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. 


Programme of the Commemoration at Jasenovac Memorial Site on April 22nd, 2012

• 9.45 – the visitors and guests assemble in front of the Memorial Museum building at Jasenovac Memorial Site and meet former prisoners
• 10.00 – the visitors start walking in line towards the Flower monument
• 10.30 – at the monument the national anthem
• Speech by Ms. Katica Sedmak, President of the Council of Jasenovac Memorial Site
• Speech by Ms. Brigita Knežević, representative of former prisoners of Jasenovac Concentration Camp
• Speech by Mr. Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia
• Speech by Mr. Boris Šprem, President of the Croatian Parliament
• Speech by Mr. Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia
• Prayers by representatives of religious communities in the Republic of Croatia
• The laying of the wreaths
• The commemoration will end at 12.00