louder-than-guns-croatia-s-wartime-patriotic-singers-10-18-2017 20 Oct 17 ‘Louder than Guns’: Croatia’s Patriotic Wartime Singers

A new documentary about huge number of Croatian patriotic songs recorded during the 1990s conflict shows how musicians volunteered their talents to support the ‘Homeland War’ for independence.

why-croatia-s-president-tudjman-imitated-general-franco-10-12-2017 11 Oct 17 Why Croatia’s President Tudjman Imitated General Franco

Franjo Tudjman said he developed a model of post-war reconciliation based on a monument built by Spanish fascist leader Franco - but at the memorial near Madrid, experts say the Croatian got it wrong.

serbian-paramilitary-commander-captain-dragan-croatia-conviction-profile-09-26-2017 26 Sep 17 Captain Dragan: Notorious Commander Loses Courtroom Battle

After leading rebel fighters in Croatia and starring in his own TV show in Serbia, Dragan Vasiljkovic eventually lost his bitter struggle against extradition from his adopted homeland Australia and was convicted of war crimes.

croatia-fascist-slogan-threatens-to-topple-govt--08-30-2017 31 Aug 17 Croatia Fascist Slogan Threatens to Topple Govt

The slogan of the Croatian WWII fascist Ustasa movement, ‘Za dom spremni’, remains so politically toxic that a dispute over a plaque bearing the words could bring down the country’s governing coalition.

the-balkan-villages-that-swapped-populations-08-29-2017 30 Aug 17 The Croats and Serbs Who Swapped Homes

During the 1990s war, people from villages in Croatia and Serbia swapped houses to escape the violence - a forced population exchange that was labelled ‘humane relocation’, as a new BIRN documentary shows.

defending-tito-s-legacy-is-an-anti-fascist-duty-08-23-2017 24 Aug 17 Defending Tito’s Legacy is an Anti-Fascist Duty

The nationalist assault on Tito and on the Partisan legacy is directly linked to the very identity of nationalists – and to their reconciliation with fascism.

ailing-defendants-cause-headaches-for-hague-tribunal-08-04-2017 07 Aug 17 Ailing Defendants Cause Headaches for Hague Tribunal

The fear of another defendant dying in custody before his final verdict like Slobodan Milosevic has made the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague take unusual precautionary measures.

croatia-s-operation-storm-crimes-unpunished-22-years-on-08-03-2017 04 Aug 17 Croatia’s Operation Storm: Crimes Unpunished 22 Years On

An NGO’s criminal complaint accusing unknown perpetrators of committing war crimes during the Croatian military’s Operation Storm, whose 22nd anniversary is marked this weekend, highlights the lack of prosecutions so far.

tragic-search-for-victims-of-croatia-s-operation-storm-08-02-2017 03 Aug 17 Tragic Search for Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

As the 22nd anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm approaches, researchers who first investigated the killings of Serb civilians during and after the military campaign speak about the brutality they encountered.

tito-tourism-turns-yugonostalgia-into-business-07-02-2017 03 Jul 17 Tito Tourism Turns Yugonostalgia into Business

Tourists can now explore Yugoslav leader Tito’s bunker in Bosnia or stay in an apartment decorated in Yugo-retro style in Serbia, as businesses explore new ways to turn the Communist past into profit.

propaganda-trip-why-franjo-tudjman-s-biographer-rebelled-04-27-2017 03 May 17 Propaganda Trip: Why Franjo Tudjman’s Biographer Rebelled

Twenty years on, US author Joe Tripician recalls his bizarre experience of trying to write a state-funded biography of 1990s Croatian President Franjo Tudjman - and how his conscience derailed the project.

jasenovac-children-victims-film-brings-emotions-on-surface-04-25-2017 25 Apr 17 Serbs Recall Childhood Jailing in Croatian WWII Camp

Serbs who were imprisoned as children in the Croatian World War II concentration camp at Jasenovac tell their traumatic and emotional stories in a new documentary.

dishonour-for-zagreb-over-alternative-facts-about-holocaust-04-21-2017 21 Apr 17 Dishonour for Zagreb Over ‘Alternative Facts’ About Holocaust

The Zagreb authorities have showed their disrespect for World War II victims by honouring a film-maker whose documentary downplays the crimes committed at the Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia.

anti-fascist-monuments-croatia-s-unwanted-heritage--03-31-2017 03 Apr 17 Anti-Fascist Monuments: Croatia’s ‘Unwanted Heritage’

As Croatia grows more conservative, many monuments built in the Communist era to commemorate victory over fascism during World War II are being left to decay or be vandalised.

croatia-hopes-for-exoneration-in-bosnia-war-crimes-appeal-03-17-2017 17 Mar 17 Croatia Hopes for Exoneration in Bosnia War Crimes Appeal

Croatia is hoping that it will be exonerated of any wrongdoing in wartime Bosnia and Herzegovina during appeals in The Hague against the war crimes convictions of six former Bosnian Croat leaders.

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