A monument to victims of fascism at Dotrscina forest in Zagreb was desecrated with fascist graffiti last night, the Documenta Centre for Dealing With The Past said on Sunday, calling on the government and the president to condemn the destruction of monuments to innocent victims of fascist terror.
"The site of the biggest mass crime in Zagreb's history was desecrated with fascist graffiti," Documenta said in a press release, adding that fascist insignia were scrawled on the central monument, including a swastika, the letter U for Ustasha and the Ustasha salute "For the homeland ready".
Documenta said this was the first time the memorial was desecrated since the 1990s. It called on the authorities to find the perpetrators and the government and the president to condemn the incident and publicly call for an end to the destruction of monuments to innocent victims of the Ustasha, Nazi and fascist terror.
Between 1941-45, during the Nazi-styled Independent State of Croatia, the Ustasha killed thousands of people at Dotrscina, mainly Jews, Serbs, Roma and Croatian antifascists from the Zagreb area. The location is now a memorial park with five monuments to the victims.