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Jastrebarsko – concentration camp for children

Jastrebarsko – concentration camp for children Approximately 30km southwest of Zagreb, alongside the Karlovac-Zagreb highway, lies the town of Jastrebarsko – site of one of the former Ustaša concentration camps specifically for children. Although only operational for a few months in the summer of 1942, this Croatian town will forever be remembered as a site of unimaginable suffering. Serbian and

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ETHNIC, CONFESSIONAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS IN METOHIJA DURING THE 1830’s

ETHNIC, CONFESSIONAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS IN METOHIJA DURING THE 1830’s Research on the topics mentioned here has been undertaken for two scientific reasons. First, the 1830’s were a period during which a kind of borderline was created in the regional development of Metohija (i.e., in the pashaluks of Prizren, Djakovica and Pec) as far as the Porte. Second, once the research theme

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The Past of the Kosovo-Metohija Serbs 1912-1918

The Past of the Kosovo-Metohija Serbs 1912-1918 The liberation of Kosovo and Metohija in 1912 marked the beginning of a new era in its history and folk life. After centuries-lasting Turkish rule the central area of historical Old Serbia was freed. The difficult and painful past of the Kosovo-Metohija Serbs was illuminated as national community life integrated with other populations

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Kosovo and Metohija, From the Serbian-Turkish Wars of 1876-1878

Kosovo and Metohija, From the Serbian-Turkish Wars of 1876-1878 Until Liberation From Centuries-lasting Turkish Rule in 1912 During the second half of the 19th century, Serbia led two different wars in the struggle for liberation from Turkey. The 1876 campaign failed, but the war waged between December 1877 and January 1878 ended with success when the Serbian army (composed of

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THE YUGOSLAV STATE AND THE ALBANIANS, part V

THE YUGOSLAV STATE AND THE ALBANIANS (Demographic, legal, and social-economic circumstances)   The territory of the state of the Serbian people varied dynamically during the 19th and 20th centuries. Following the Berlin Congress, the Principality’s four districts of Vranje, Niš, Pirot and Toplica measured 48,300 km2, an increase of 10,300 km2. (These territorial possessions were to eventually become the Kingdom

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THE YUGOSLAV STATE AND THE ALBANIANS, part IV

THE BORDER FRONT The first preventive incident of the taking over of strategic points on the “Albanian front” was performed by Serbia in 1913. By this armed action, intrusions of “kacac” gangs were disabled; rebellion prevented; and attempts to expand Albania territorially cut. The intrusion of the troops of the Hasan Prishtina on the territory of Serbia in February 1915

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THE YUGOSLAV STATE AND THE ALBANIANS, part II

THE YUGOSLAV STATE AND THE ALBANIANS, part II In the years and decades after the Berlin Congress, the obsession with defending designated territories grew into pathological enmity towards neighboring states and peoples on religious-ethnic levels. The consequences of the conflict, followed by an accelerated change of ethnic structure in the Albanian population, was mostly felt in the impact made by

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