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New York-based 'Jasenovac Research Institute' is a Serbian

Right-Wing Organization that cannot be trusted

It’s a Fact: Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) people were also victims of the Jasenovac camp. On this photo,
you can see the Bosniak Muslim family being taken away to the Jasenovac concentration camp by the
Ustasha’s collaborationist regime during the 2nd World War. [Bosnjaci.net Magazine]

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The New York based “Jasenovac Research Institute” is a Serbian nationalist-run organization which
describes itself as “committed to establishing the truth about the Holocaust in Yugoslavia and
dedicated to the search for justice for its victims.” However, Bosniak Muslim victims (including
women and children) of Jasenovac are conveniently ignored by their research, but that’s another story.
The website features photos of innocent children who died in the Ustasha’s run concentration camp –
but there is no mention that those innocent victims belonged to all ethnicities, not just Serb. After all, 6
million Jews perished in the Holocaust. The people behind the Jasenovac Research Institute deny the
Srebrenica genocide and celebrate Slobodan Milosevic.
The Jasenovac Research Institute recently re-published a book titled: “The Crimes of the Fascist
Occupants and their Collaborators against the Jews in Yugoslavia.” In the Foreword of this book, this
Serbian nationalist-run organization is calling the findings of the International Criminal Tribunal
(ICTY) in the Hague “fraudulent.” As you know, the ICTY findings concluded that the 1995 Serb
massacres of Bosniak Muslims in and around Srebrenica constituted genocide. The Jasenovac Research
Institute calls those findings fraudulent, thus far denying genocide. Here is a quote from the foreword
of the re-published book (reviewed by Christopher Deliso):
“It should be noted that the old ideals of rigor in documentation have long since been lost.
A look at any of the modern Yugoslavia’s war crimes trials shows a frantic zeal to uncover
ever more evidence and, though numerous snafus have emerged in the Hague due to its
presentation of erroneous or even willfully fraudulent information, few whether in the
media or the ‘international community’ take much notice of the inconsistencies.”
These types of Srebrenica Genocide denial claims have seriously shattered the credibility of the
“Jasenovac Research Institute. But that’s not all; continue reading…
Institute ran by Srebrenica Genocide Deniers
The main contributor to the Institute, and one of its main board members, is Dr. Milan Bulajic. Not
surprisingly, Mr Bulajic also denies Srebrenica genocide (source: external link to the Serbian extremist
web site):
“Dr. Milan Bulajic said for Glas Javnosti that High Representative for Bosnia and
Herzegovina Paddy Ashdown and the President of the Institute for War Crimes in Bosnia
and Herzegovina Dr. Smail Cekic want (at any price) to manipulate science to prove that
the Serbian Army committed genocide in Srebrenica.”

Mr. Bulajic was the Director of the “War Crimes Commission” of the FRY, an organization formed by
Slobodan Milosevic in early 1990s in Serbia to “prove” the crimes the world has comitted against the
Serbs. Mr Bulajic published most of his books and works during the war era, with characteristic Serb
opinion at the time. The publisher for most of his book is listed as: “The Ministry of Information of the
Republic of Serbia”.
Dr. Darko Trifunovic, another Srebrenica genocide denier, is a member of the Board of Directors of
the Jasenovac Research Institute (more about him here), quote:
“On the page 34. of that report, Trifunovic concludes his ‘analysis’ of the number of
Bosniak men and boys who disappeared during the events surrounding the Bosnian Serb
take-over of the United Nations ‘safe area’ of Srebrenica with the ‘finding’ that Armed
Forces of the Republic of Srpska (VRS) might have executed only less than 100 of ‘Muslim
soldiers’”.

Another director of the Jasenovac Research Institute is Srebrenica genocide denier Milo Yelesiyevich.
He is the author of the book about: “Ratko Mladic: Tragic Hero” in which he denied Srebrenica
genocide and celebrated indicted war criminals Gen Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic.
And here is what Barry Lituchy – self-titled “Holocaust Research Director” of the Jasenovac
Research Institute – thinks of Slobodan Milosevic, quote:
“When I heard the news that Slobodan Milosevic had died I did not want to believe it. I did
not want to believe that evil had triumphed over good, or that the evil that had been done to
this brave and beautiful man could have finally killed him… But you can take solace in the
fact that Slobo died a martyr’s death… He is the most famous and most courageous Serb of
our time… As I said before, he lived and died for us and for a better world. I know you are
proud of him. I feel the same way.” [11 March 2006, "To The Family of Slobodan
Milosevic"]

It is obvious that the people behind this organization have as much credibility as Adolph Hitler. The sad
part is they are a driving force behind the Jasenovac Research Institute.
Nazi Croatia’s Ethnic Make-up
The territory of the Independent State of Croatia included two constituent units of former Yugoslavia,
Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a total population of about 6.3 million. More than half of the
population, or 3.3 million, were ethnic Croats (Catholics). The 1.9 million Serbs (Orthodox) were the
largest ethnic minority. Other minorities included approximately 700,000 Bosniaks (Muslims), 40,000
Jews, and 30,000 Roma (Gypsies).
Jasenovac Numbers

It is ‘generally accepted’ that 1 million Yugoslavs of all ethnicities died in the World War II. Germany
paid reparations for 597,323 victims – the number of actual people that could be identified by name and
that were confirmed or presumed killed. However, one must keep in mind that the above figure does
not necessarily represent the dead, but also factors in demographic changes in Yugoslavia (aka:
demographic losses, including those not born or those who immigrated to other countries and therefore
were listed as missing). On the other hand, it has been found that the lists include the names of people
who died elsewhere, whose survival was not reported to the authorities, or who are counted more than
once on the lists.

According to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which is a highly reputable institution, “The most
reliable figures place the number of Serbs killed by the Ustasha between 330,000 and 390,000, with
45,000 to 52,000 Serbs murdered in Jasenovac” [not 700,000 as propagated by Dr. Milan Bulajic and
his ultra-nationalist proxies]
Serbian extremists would never acknowledge it, but the USHMM makes it bluntly clear that Croats and
Bosniaks were also victims of the Jasenovac concentration camp:
“Between its establishment in 1941 and its evacuation in April 1945, Croat authorities
murdered thousands of people at Jasenovac. Among the victims were: between 45,000 and
52,000 Serb residents of the so-called Independent State of Croatia; between 12,000 and
20,000 Jews; between 15,000 and 20,000 Roma (Gypsies); and between 5,000 and 12,000
ethnic Croats and Muslims [Bosniaks], who were political and religious opponents of the
regime.”

Final Jasenovac Report
In 1998, the Bosniak Institute published SFR Yugoslavia’s final and the most credible List of war
victims from the Jasenovac camp (created in 1992 with names of living people and duplicate names
removed). The list contained the names of 49,602 victims at Jasenovac, including 26,170
Serbs, 8,121 Jews, 5,900 Croats, 1471 Romanies, 787 Bosniaks, 6,792 of unidentifiable
ethnicity, and some listed simply as “others”.