DEATH OF A FASCIST IN A CROATIAN “PRISON”

by Felix Quigley

July 21 2008

A website in South Carolina called The State has reported on the death in a prison hospital in Croatia of the Fascist Croatian Nazi Dinko Sakic. But mysteriously as we shall see it leaves out a very important detail. That detail was that Sakic, this Nazi monster, was being given VIP treatment in his modern day Croatian prison, not only with all the comforts of the day but even a computer on which he was encouraged to write his memoirs by the modern Croatian Fascist state. To top it all he was allowed out of prison whenever he wanted to visit his wife (who by the way was also a Nazi in charge of a Croatian Nazi death camp also)

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Dinko Sakic, the last known living commander of a World War II concentration camp, died overnight in a Croatian hospital while serving a 20-year sentence for war crimes, officials said Monday. He was 87.

Sakic — a former chief of Croatia’s infamous Jasenovac camp — died in a hospital in Zagreb, Justice Ministry spokeswoman Vesna Dovranic said.

Sakic had heart problems and had been receiving treatment at a prison hospital, Dovranic said.

Sakic fled Croatia at the end of the war, when Croatia’s pro-Nazi regime was crushed. He had lived peacefully in Argentina for decades until 1998, when he was extradited to Croatia for a trial.

In 1999, Zagreb district court sentenced him to 20 years in prison — the maximum penalty at the time — for carrying out or condoning the torture and slayings of inmates while in charge of the Jasenovac camp in 1944.

Tens of thousands of Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and anti-fascist Croats were killed in Jasenovac, worst of about 40 camps run by the Nazi puppet state in Croatia.

The ruling said that Sakic was responsible for mass and systematic torture, killings, inhuman treatment, terror and intimidation of inmates.

Sakic never regretted his role in Jasenovac, defiantly claiming that all he did was for the good of Croatia and that “no harm was done” to the inmates. Even today, there are some Croats who seek to justify or diminish the crimes committed by Croatia’s Nazis, known as Ustasha.

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http://www.thestate.com/local/story/467461.html?RSS=local

The important detail on this case that the above omitted was the way in which the Croatian Tudjman Fascists treated their fellow Fascist of all those years ago.

But pinpointed in the Serbianna report

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Croat Nazi-era death camp chief dead

July 21, 2008 – 11:45 am Dinko Sakic, a former commander of Croatia’s most notorious Nazi-era concentration camp during World War II, has died at age 86, news reports said Monday.

Sakic was in charge during May-October 1944 at the Jasenovac camp, where tens of thousands of Serbs, Jews and others died under the Ustasha regime, Croatia’s 1941-45 Nazi puppet government.

He died late Sunday at a prison hospital in Zagreb, the capital, local media reported.

Sakic was extradited to Croatia from Argentina in 1998 and sentenced to 20 years in prison for war crimes, the maximum sentence under Croatian law. He was convicted of personally executing 20 prisoners and ordering the execution and torture of many others.

He was put in a comfortable prison cell with television and a computer he used to write his memoirs. He was allowed to visit his wife Nada several times a month in a retirement home in Croatia.

His wife was a guard at a women’s concentration camp in Stara Gradiska, which was part of Jasenovac, a complex of five camps on the Sava river south of Zagreb. She was also put on trial but never convicted because no one could testify that she killed anyone.

In an interview with a Croatian daily in 1995, Sakic bragged with his deeds at the camp and said he would do them all over again if needed.

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http://www.serbianna.com/blogs/newspost/?p=133

If we cast our mind back to 1998 we can gain more of an insight into what was involved in the case of this nazi called Dinko Sakic from the following information passed on to us by the famous Jewish Nazi hunting organization:

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PRESS INFORMATION
Simon Wiesenthal Center
April 9, 1998

The Simon Wiesenthal Center today called upon the Argentinian government to immediately arrest Dinko Sakic, the commander of the infamous Croatian concentration camp Jasenovac in which more than half a million civilians were murdered during World War II, and urged Croatia to seek his extradition and put him on trial for his crimes. Sakic, who is currently residing in Santa Teresita, Argentina, commanded Jasenovac from December 1942 until October 1944, and was personally involved in the murder of numerous civilians. His presence in Argentina was revealed late last night on Argentinian television.

In a letter to Argentinian Ambassador to Israel Vicente Espeche Gil, the Wiesenthal Center’s Israel Director Efraim Zuroff noted that Argentina had already extradited Nazi war criminals Josef Schwammberger and Erich Priebke to stand trial for their crimes, and urged the Argentinian authorities to immediately arrest Sakic to prevent his escape.

In a letter to Croatian Ambassador to Israel Dr. Svjetlan Berkovic, Zuroff urged Croatia to seek the extradition of Sakic, noting that such a step was an “opportunity not only to achieve a measure of justice for the victims of that infamous concentration camp, but also to honestly confront the painful issue of Croatian participation in the crimes of the Holocaust.”

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Some years before that again the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in 1990 had flagged up the existence of this Nazi in Argentina.

In the following excellent report we find the true reality of what this Nazi Croatian monster was all about and his deep significance for Jews, Serbs, Gypsies, Homosexuals and other poor people who fell in front of these Nazi Croatian Monsters

Dinko Sakic has returned to Croatia

Words below of Dinko Sakic in gratitude to present day Fascists of Croatia

“We are today under the Jelacic’s tail and see only what surrounds us, but Dr. Franjo Tudjman is, to put it metaphorically, on the top of the cathedral and his horizons are wider and larger. Nobody in Croatia is of his caliber”.

Embracing the Brutalities of the Past

In Croatia, dangerous signals are appearing on the political landscape Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and his conservative, nationalist party recently won majority in the Croatian Parliament. Tudjman, one of the authors of the “Jasenovac Myth”, reduces the number of Jewish victims of the Holocaust from six million to one million, and states that historical data about Jasenovac is “inflated”.

He further wrote of alledged “participation of Jews in the liquidation of Gypsies in Jasenovac”, and accused jews of havingtaken “the initiative in preparing and provoking not only individual atrocities but also mass slaughter of non-Jews, Communists, Partisans and Serbs.”…

… Meanwhile, the new Croatian Democratic Union (CDU) government has taken steps to form a special police force made up of “pure Croats without mixture of other blood The newspaper “Politika Ekspres” said that the 600,000 strong Serb population of Croatia feared the new police unit could be used against them.

The Wiesenthal Center has also received reports that Dinko Sakic, the former commandant of Jasenovac was recently interviewed on Zagreb radio in Croatia. The Center has asked the US. Ambassador to help ascertain whether Sakic is actually in Yugoslavia or had visited there.

50th anniversary of victory over faschism
War Criminal Dinko Sakic Returns Ustashas Are Coming Home
Interview given by the commander of the Ustashi death camp at Jasenovac, Dinko Sakic, given to the weekly “Magazin” still causes reactions dividing the Croatian public. The claim of this war criminal that he is “proud of what he did” and his readiness “to repeat it”, and also that the “present day Croatia is the achievement of Pavelic’s Independent State of Croatia the foundations of which he made in Jasenovac”, stirred a part of independent media, but did not provoke reaction on the part of either the regime press or state officials.

A large number of Quisling Ustasha warcriminals, officials of the proNazi “Independent State of Croatia” have returned to presentday Croatia from their political exile in the last three years. After having fled to the USA, or Latin America, most often by using Vienna and Vatican as “rat lines” when the Axis Powers broke down in 1945, most of them have kept in touch between themselves and with faschist circles or ruling dictatorships in these countries, serving various extremist, terrorist and intelligence sabotage centers.

Dozens of Yugoslav diplomats throughout Western Europe and both Americas lost their lives due to the actions of these centers.

Chauvinist Croatian seccessionist parties, movements and distinguished individuals have received substantial financial support from these emigrant centers, or their protectors. Even President Tudjman has on more than one occasion personally expressed gratitude and approval for such “patriotic perseverance” both at home and when he traversed America in order to animate “the Croatia in exile”.

Such emigrants obtained permission to return home with no diifficulty whatsoever they received amnesty “via facti” (without, God forbid, any public or court debates, and without any mention of their being on internationally verified lists of warcriminals). They have even been given the opportunity to express publicly their feelings of “pride and joy for acting according to the way presentday Croatia understands its most fundamental interests”. They have even received applause and public congratulations for these past “acts” and contributions.

Facts of this kind have variously become reasons for resignation, alarm, or impetus to action for citizens of Croatia depending on their position. In any case, these facts are no longer news, nor subject to doubt. Sporadically only, they provoke a cry from a lone fearless Croatian conscience, such as the one exemplified by the recent public pronouncement of Edo Murtic, one of the greatest Croatian artists. These facts otherwise also appear as argumentation in increasingly infrequent public debates, in the Parliament or in some journals, whenever the unavoidable question of the reasons why Krajina Serbs refuse to submit to a rerun of the “Independent State of Croatia” is raised. On these occasions, the reactions to mentioning such facts even official ones are violent, irrational and aggressively threatening.

There is, however, a new detail that goes beyond all previous “pardons for sins” and tramples all the remaining considerations for the victims of Ustasha genocide. After two and a half years of surveying the situation and contacts with the authorities in Zagreb, the Ustasha head of Jasenovac, the most notorious genocidal fashist camp in southeastern Europe, Dinko Sakic has returned to Croatia. And he publicly expressed the opinion of his never extinguished and rehabilitated movement we haven’t killed them all, what a pity!

Like other similar returnees, Dinko Sakic was also given an opportunity to inform the Croatian public about his present national, political and ideological convictions in a special interview given to the Zagreb journal “Magazin”.

On this occasion, the Belgrade weekly “Vreme” published a comment on February 13, 1995 titled:”Confessions of the Former Head of the Jasenovac Concentration Camp”.A Lullaby for the Executioner How Dinko Sakic Looks After President Tudjman.

Almost at the same time when the fifty year anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp was being celebrated, the Croatian journal “Magazin” published an interview with Dinko Sakic, the former head of Jasenovac concentration camp. Introduced as “a creature completely lost in the crowd”, as “a man without homeland”, but with “numerous enemies”, Dinko Sakic reveals why he didn’t return to Croatia earlier:

“I didn’t want to go to Croatia. Not out of concern for myself, not out of fear, but in order not to make problems for the president and the government, for some people could have used my presence to burden the president with the accusation that the head of Jasenovac, a war criminal, walks the streets of Zagreb”.

In connection with this statement, Boris Dezulovic writes in the journal “Feral Tribune”: “Dinko Sakic is obviously not familiar with the Croatian political situation, for were he well informed, he would have known that his return wouldn’t have been much of a problem for the president (Tudjman). On the contrary, he might have saved him some travel expences, for the president might have had to travel far in order to award him with some suitable medal. Dinko Sakic could have been just the right person for the president’s vision of Croatia reconciled at the foot of the monument in Jasenovac, as the monument of all the victims of the Second World War (Ustasha and resistance fighters alike) and even nice to have around at the ceremonial opening”.

Among other things this is what the former head of Jasenovac camp declared in the interview:

1. “I regret that we hadn’t done all that is imputed to us, for had we done that then, today Croatia wouldn’t have had problems, there wouldn’t have been people to write lies!”

2. “Jasenovac was a legal institution based on law, where all those proved to had worked for the destruction of the Croatian state, and who had been dangerous for the public order and safety were interned.

3. “There are no states in the world that don’t have prisons and camps, and somebody has to perform this thankless duty”.

4. “For the hundredth time I have to say that there were no mass executions in Jasenovac. Considering the duration and the population of the camp, the death rate was natural and normal: at any time there were 3000 inmates in the camp”

5. “If we shot people, we did it on the basis of the law. I only want to tell you that the legal state and the rule of law was functioning”.

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7. “I am proud of all I did”.

8. “If I were offered the same duty today, I would accept it!”

The editor of “Feral Tribune” concludes: “Hipocrisy of the Croatian state authorities thus reaches its peak. In the name of opportunistic, decorative antifaschism, they would thus give their blessing to scientific conferences and international celebrations, but would not, at the same time, do anything to ensure that the real victims of faschism like a Jasenovac survivor who asked our reporter to understand his refusal to talk because he was “afraid for his daughter, son and grandchildren” do not experience the fear much more real than the fear of “making problems for the president”. Dinko Sakic is not experiencing that kind of real fear just the sincere regret that “Feral Tribune’s” nevertobe interviewee is still alive at all.

After all, had they ‘done all that is imputed to them, Croatia wouldn’t have had problems’. Had they killed them all, Croatia wouldn’t have had any dilemma as to who are its antifaschists, and who were the faschists”.

R. V.

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2 thoughts on “DEATH OF A FASCIST IN A CROATIAN “PRISON”

  1. Felix,

    Neil Craig of Scotland exposes the Serbian puppets (President Tadic, Interior Minister Dacic) of the US/NATO Nazis (Bush, Rice and the EU Fascists) and their release/quashing of conviction of genocidal Islamofascist-Nazi Muslim commander of Srebrenica – Naser Oric – vs arrest of Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic.

    http://a-place-to-stand.blogspot.com

    The 3 articles are:

    ARREST OF RADOVAN KARADZIC

    COMPLAINTS TO OFCOM

    UNPUBLISHED LETTERS SINCE JAN – SPOT THE TREND OF WHAT DOESN’T GET OUT

  2. PS Felix,

    great job in posting this article about Usatasha Nazi murderer of Serbs,Jews & Romanies- Dinko Sakic – and your latest articles on the betrayal of Israel by Olmert,Livni & Barak acting as puppets of US Imperialists Bush & Rice.

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