WWII: German massacre in Kragujevac- Mass murder of Serbian school children …


German massacre in Kragujevac: den 21 oktober 1941

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The Kragujevac massacre was the massacre of over 5,000 civilians — men, women and schoolchildren — in Kragujevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia by the soldiers of Nazi Germany, on 20 October 1941. It was one of the worst massacres during German military occupation of Serbia. The Germans had threatened to shoot 50 Serbs for every wounded German soldier and 100 for each killed. They were attacked in early October near Gornji Milanovac so the massacre was a direct reprisal for the German losses in that battle. On the day of October 19 in the early morning, the whole city was raided. Around 10,000 civilians, aged 16–60, were arrested. A whole generation of high school children was taken directly from their classes. The executions started at 6 PM on the following day. People were shot in groups of 400.

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The shootings continued into the next day, at a lesser pace. The remaining prisoners were not released, but were held as hostages for further reprisals. A telegram to the Plenipotentiary of the German Foreign Ministry from the military commander in Serbia explained why civilians from Kragujevac were chosen for execution: “The executions in Kragujevac occurred although there had been no attacks on members of the Wehrmacht in this city, for the reason that not enough hostages could be found elsewhere.” The executions in Kragujevac were indiscriminate. Serbian civilians were selected merely to fill the quota of one hundred Serbs for every German soldier killed.

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To commemorate the victims of the massacre, the whole of Šumarice, where the killings took place, was turned into a memorial park. There are several monuments there: the monument to killed schoolchildren and their teachers, the “Broken Wings” monument, the monument of pain and defiance, the monument “One hundred for one”, the monument resistance and freedom, the monument to shoe cleaners. A famous poem about the massacre of the schoolchildren, “A Bloody fairy tale” (Krvava Bajka), was written by Desanka Maksimović: It was in a land of peasants in the mountainous Balkans, a company of schoolchildren died a martyr’s death in one day.

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They were all born in the same year their school days passed the same taken together to the same festivities, vaccinated against the same diseases, and all died on the same day. It was in a land of peasants in the mountainous Balkans, a company schoolchildren died a martyr’s death in one day. And fifty-five minutes before the moment of death the company of small ones sat at its desk and the same difficult assignments they solved: how far can a traveler go if he is on foot… and so on. Their thoughts were full of the same numbers and throughout their notebooks in school bags lay an infinite number of senseless A’s and F’s. A pile of the same dreams and the same secrets patriotic and romantic they clenched in the depths of their pockets. and it seemed to everyone that they will run for a long time beneath the blue arch until all the assignments in the world are completed. It was in a land of peasants in the mountainous Balkans, a company of small ones died a martyr’s death in one day. Whole rows of boys took each other by the hand and from their last class went peacefully to slaughter as if death was nothing. Whole lines of friends ascended at the same moment to their eternal residence.

 

Movie: Bloody Fairytale http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&

 

The Kragujevac massacre was the massacre of over 5,000 civilians — men, women and schoolchildren — in Kragujevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia by the soldiers of Nazi Germany, on 20 October 1941. It was one of the worst massacres during German military occupation of Serbia.

The Germans had threatened to shoot 50 Serbs for every wounded German soldier and 100 for each killed. They were attacked in early October near Gornji Milanovac so the massacre was a direct reprisal for the German losses in that battle.

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On the day of October 19 in the early morning, the whole city was raided. Around 10,000 civilians, aged 16–60, were arrested. A whole generation of high school children was taken directly from their classes. The executions started at 6 PM on the following day. People were shot in groups of 400. The shootings continued into the next day, at a lesser pace. The remaining prisoners were not released, but were held as hostages for further reprisals.

A telegram to the Plenipotentiary of the German Foreign Ministry from the military commander in Serbia explained why civilians from Kragujevac were chosen for execution:

“The executions in Kragujevac occurred although there had been no attacks on members of the Wehrmacht in this city, for the reason that not enough hostages could be found elsewhere.”

The executions in Kragujevac were indiscriminate. Serbian civilians were selected merely to fill the quota of one hundred Serbs for every German soldier killed.

To commemorate the victims of the massacre, the whole of Šumarice, where the killings took place, was turned into a memorial park. There are several monuments there: the monument to killed schoolchildren and their teachers, the “Broken Wings” monument, the monument of pain and defiance, the monument “One hundred for one”, the monument resistance and freedom, the monument to shoe cleaners.

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The Kragujevac massacre was the massacre of over 5,000 civilians — men, women and schoolchildren — in Kragujevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia by the soldiers of Nazi Germany, on 20 October 1941. It was one of the worst massacres during German military occupation of Serbia. The Germans had threatened to shoot 50 Serbs for every wounded German soldier and 100 for each killed. They were attacked in early October near Gornji Milanovac so the massacre was a direct reprisal for the German losses in that battle.

On the day of October 19 in the early morning, the whole city was raided. Around 10,000 civilians, aged 16–60, were arrested. A whole generation of high school children was taken directly from their classes. The executions started at 6 PM on the following day. People were shot in groups of 400. The shootings continued into the next day, at a lesser pace. The remaining prisoners were not released, but were held as hostages for further reprisals. A telegram to the Plenipotentiary of the German Foreign Ministry from the military commander in Serbia explained why civilians from Kragujevac were chosen for execution:

“The executions in Kragujevac occurred although there had been no attacks on members of the Wehrmacht in this city, for the reason that not enough hostages could be found elsewhere.” The executions in Kragujevac were indiscriminate. Serbian civilians were selected merely to fill the quota of one hundred Serbs for every German soldier killed. To commemorate the victims of the massacre, the whole of Šumarice, where the killings took place, was turned into a memorial park.

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There are several monuments there: the monument to killed schoolchildren and their teachers, the “Broken Wings” monument, the monument of pain and defiance, the monument “One hundred for one”, the monument resistance and freedom, the monument to shoe cleaners. A famous poem about the massacre of the schoolchildren, “A Bloody fairy tale” (Krvava Bajka), was written by Desanka Maksimović: It was in a land of peasants in the mountainous Balkans, a company of schoolchildren died a martyr’s death in one day.

They were all born in the same year their school days passed the same taken together to the same festivities, vaccinated against the same diseases, and all died on the same day. It was in a land of peasants in the mountainous Balkans, a company schoolchildren died a martyr’s death in one day. And fifty-five minutes before the moment of death the company of small ones sat at its desk and the same difficult assignments they solved: how far can a traveler go if he is on foot… and so on. Their thoughts were full of the same numbers and throughout their notebooks in school bags lay an infinite number of senseless A’s and F’s. A pile of the same dreams and the same secrets patriotic and romantic they clenched in the depths of their pockets. and it seemed to everyone that they will run for a long time beneath the blue arch until all the assignments in the world are completed. It was in a land of peasants in the mountainous Balkans, a company of small ones died a martyr’s death in one day. Whole rows of boys took each other by the hand and from their last class went peacefully to slaughter as if death was nothing. Whole lines of friends ascended at the same moment to their eternal residence.

Translation from Serbian language: © 1999 Sarah O’Keeffe

Source: http://theremustbejustice.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/21-october-1941-german-massacre-in-kragujevac-one-more-unpunished-crime/

 

Movie: Bloody Fairytale http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jtI5rnlvJWg

 

Translation from Serbian language: © 1999 Sarah O’Keeffe

Source: http://theremustbejustice.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/21-october-1941-german-massacre-in-kragujevac-one-more-unpunished-crime/

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A famous poem about the massacre of the schoolchildren, “A Bloody fairy tale” (Krvava Bajka), was written by Desanka Maksimović:

It was in a land of peasants

in the mountainous Balkans,

a company of schoolchildren

died a martyr’s death

in one day.

They were all born

in the same year

their school days passed the same

taken together

to the same festivities,

vaccinated against the same diseases,

and all died on the same day.

It was in a land of peasants

in the mountainous Balkans,

a company schoolchildren

died a martyr’s death

in one day.

And fifty-five minutes

before the moment of death

the company of small ones

sat at its desk

and the same difficult assignments

they solved: how far can a

traveler go if he is on foot…

and so on.

Their thoughts were full

of the same numbers

and throughout their notebooks in school bags

lay an infinite number

of senseless A’s and F’s.

A pile of the same dreams

and the same secrets

patriotic and romantic

they clenched in the depths of their pockets.

and it seemed to everyone

that they will run

for a long time beneath the blue arch

until all the assignments in the world

are completed.

It was in a land of peasants

in the mountainous Balkans,

a company of small ones

died a martyr’s death

in one day.

Whole rows of boys

took each other by the hand

and from their last class

went peacefully to slaughter

as if death was nothing.

Whole lines of friends

ascended at the same moment

to their eternal residence.

 

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Translation from Serbian language:

© 1999 Sarah O’Keeffe

 

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Movie: Bloody Fairytale

 

Source:

http://theremustbejustice.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/21-october-1941-german-massacre-in-kragujevac-one-more-unpunished-crime/

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3 comments

  • ovo svaki ama bas svaki dan podnositi nemackom ambasadoru na uvidjaj a i Merkel, cim pocne sa ucenama.

    Oni nekom da pricaju o kulturi, civilizaciji, ljudskim pravima.

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  • Ima li sad neko da kaze koju pametnu iz tih cuvenih NVO?

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  • Ma boli njih dupe, a i nemaju pojma da se to desilo, a i kad bi saznali bolelo bi ih dupe. Uostalom NSP (Novi Svetski Poredak)NWO (New World Order) radi to i sad samo ne tako zvanicno. Ovo se ne tice sad samo nemacke.

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