Skip to comments.THE KRAGUJEVAC MASSACRE - A Legacy of 'Never Forget'
Posted on 10/21/2013 12:07:13 PM PDT by Ravnagora
Monument to the victims of the Kragujevac Massacre of Serbian civilians by the Nazis in October of 1941. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
The policy was the Nazi response to the first successful organized uprising in occupied Europe. The Serbian resistance forces under the command of Serbias General Draza Mihailovich not only threatened Germanys southern flank in Europe and her occupation of Serbia after Yugoslavia fell to Hitler in April of 1941, but critically delayed Hitlers planned attack on the Soviet Union that summer. The Germans retaliated, but it wasnt in the usual way - man to man, soldier to soldier. The method of Nazi retaliation initiated against the Serbs was unprecedented, and the target was the civilian population. Hitlers aim was to suppress the Serbian insurgency against the Nazis and to do so by the most brutal means. He intended to literally terrorize the Serbs into submission by going after their most vulnerable citizens, and he decreed his intention via the new law in Serbia that took effect in the late summer of 1941.
Although there are so many documented atrocities that were committed against civilians during the course of World War Two throughout Europe, there are still those atrocities that stand out as singular examples of mans capacity for inhumanity against man. The Kragujevac Massacre of October 1941 is one of those singular examples, and it would have a profound effect on the way that General Mihailovich and his Chetnik forces would conduct their military operations against the enemy German forces ever afterward.
On September 6, 1941, after a series of successful Chetnik attacks against German forces in western Serbia, Adolph Hitler issued the unprecedented reprisal decree that for every German killed, 100 Serbian hostages would be executed. For every German wounded, 50 Serbs would be shot.
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Thanks for the post. Tweeted the link
Thanks for the post, indeed.
And the Allies paid the Serbs back for their resistance to Hitler by selling them out. See the last novel in Evelyn Waugh’s “Sword of Honour” trilogy.
And we’re still selling them out—Clinton in particular, but Bush went right along with it.
It’s a shame, that while the rest of the world knows all about Auschwitz and Treblinka, that hardly anyone knows about Jasenovac.
Obama’s NPS goons are probably readying a similar response to repel future WWII vets to make a lasting example of them!
0dumb0 fits this description to a tee by targeting vets & VA in the partial gubmint shutdown. 0dumb0 is f____n nazi, no doubt about it. If he could commit genocide against major portions of the U.S., he would do so in a heartbeat, aided & abetted by the media, the demoRAT party & the quisling Repubs like McQueeg, McConnell, Boner, & other Repub sell-outs in both the House & the Senate
IOW, the German reprisals worked exactly as intended.
this nation has lots to answer for.
More history from WW2 that I never knew of, thanks.
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