17th Annual Days of Jasenovac
Commemorative Dinner &
The Lessons of Jasenovac for the Study
of Human Rights and International Law in
the 21st Century
Sunday, April 29th 2018
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
8 East 36th St., New York, NY 10016
Reception and appetizers: 4-5 pm
Dinner: 5-7 pm (full cash bar)
Presentations and Q&A: 6-9 pm
Suggested donation: $100 per person, which includes dinner
Space limited to 90 guests only! So please try to pay in advance.
Advertisements are available in the conference brochure.
For further information please contact:
(917) 254-5164 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(There are several additional experts and authors who have been invited to attend and speak, but the list above is only of confirmed speakers. We will update if new speakers are added. If necessary we can start at 5:30pm)
Dr. Gideon Greif
Historian, Professor, Chief Researcher at the Institute Shem Olam in Israel, leading expert on Auschwitz at Yad Vashem, and world-renowned author of We Wept Without Tears
Dr. Dario Vidojkovic
Historian specializing on the Balkans, Researcher at the University of Regensburg
Historian, retired director of the Historical Archive of Serbia, author of Stepinac: the Balkans’ Torquemada
Recent speech by
Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the Holocaust in Yugoslavia:
JASENOVAC (1945), documentary film with English subtitles:
Jasenovac Research Institute
The Jasenovac Research Institute is a non-profit human rights organization
and research institute committed to establishing the truth about the Holocaust
in Yugoslavia and dedicated to the search for justice for its victims. The
JRI promotes research and activities designed to enlighten the world to
the crimes of genocide committed at Jasenovac and wartime Yugoslavia against
Serbs, Jews and Romas and provides assistance to all groups and individuals
who likewise seek justice for these victims.
"The crimes of the fascist Ustashe against the Serbs in the
notorious camp of Jasenovac must be known - crimes that are the worst ones
along with those committed against the Jews in the Holocaust." - Simon Wiesenthal
Take a Closer Look
Roma historian Dr. Ian Hancock to be keynote speaker at JRI's 8th Annual
Jasenovac Day of Commemoration Ceremonies to be held in New York, April
New Book on Jasenovac Available Now! Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia: Analyses and
Testimonies Edited by Barry M. Lituchy, Published
by JRI, 2006, 408 pp.
As scholarship and awareness of the Holocaust grew rapidly in the 1990's,
information on Jasenovac and the genocides perpetrated against Serbs, Jews
and Romas in Yugoslavia during World War II was absent from this discussion.
This neglect posed some troubling questions. How could the subject of Jasenovac
be absent from public and scholarly attention at the very moment when discussions
of genocide, war crimes and human rights in the Balkans were on the front
pages of every newspaper, and in the pronouncements of every Holocaust and
human rights institution and governement in the world? How could any serious
public discussion of genocide in the former Yugoslavia begin without the
necessary historical context?
In 1997 Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York hosted a conference
on Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia. The results of that conference
are presented here for the first time in an accurate and authorized edition,
prepared in cooperation with the authors.
This book contains 30 chapters including a 40 page introduction. There are
15 chapters of analyses by historians including Michael Berenbaum, Christopher
Simpson, Antun Miletic, Eli Rosenbaum, Charles R. Allen Jr. and others,
along with 15 chapters of unique Holocaust testimonies by Jasenovac and
other concentration camp survivors. There are 97 photographs, 30 pages of
appendices with never before translated documents, maps, a twelve page double
columned index with detailed entries, 27 biographical entries on contributors,
and discussion of secondary source literature. The entire book is annotated
and expertly prepared. This book provides one of the most extensive and
accurate presentations of this subject in the English language ever produced.
To order, send a check or money order for $32 paperback or $37 hardcover
(includes shipping and handling) payable to:
Jasenovac Research Institue
PO Box 10-0674
Brooklyn, NY 11210
5th Annual Jasenovac Day of Commemoration
Ceremonies to be held 30 April 2006 at the Jasenovac Monument in New York's
Holocaust Memorial Park. The JRI establsihed this unique monument for the
victims of Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia in 2005. See photos
of last year's unveiling and of past Jasenovac Day Ceremonies here.
2005 Jasenovac Commemorative
Essay & Art Contest Winners
JRI Announces 2nd Annual Jasenovac Commemorative Essay and Art Contests
in North America, Serbia and Republika Srpska.
Clockwise from Top Left: Dejan Arnaut, Zeljko Slijepcevic, Ana Rakita,
Tijana Tomic, and Alexander Osman
JRI Announces 2nd Annual Jasenovac Commemorative Essay and Art Contests
in North America, Serbia and Republika Srpska. Entry Information
Journey Through Kosovo
Elizabeth Bieber: Journey Through Kosovo. Photojournalist Elizabeth Bieber
traveled to Kosovo last year on behalf of the JRI to document the human
rights catastrophe facing the Roma and Serbian refugees.
Built on the remnants of an old lead mine lies Mitrovica, a Roma refugee
camp that faces the grave effects of its location. Without adequate access
to medical care, its residents battle with the effects of lead poisoning.
Diana Budisavljevic was an Austrian housewife married to a Serbian doctor
who launched, from 1941 to 1945, an heroic campaign to save more than 12,000
from the ustasha death camps. If anyone ever knew her or has anything to
her, please contact her grandson Leonardo Rasica at:
*telephone: ++ 55 11 5044 7022
Alameda dos Anapurus, 1661, ap 1009
CEP 04087-006 Moema
Sao Paulo SP
JRI and Holocaust Survivors thank U.S. Congressman Anthony
Weiner for helping the JRI obtain the Jasenovac monument in New York.
Click here or on the image to view
full size version.
Click here to read the article in
The Jewish Press.
The Jasenovac Research Institute receives an award from
New York City for "extraordinary contributions to the City of New York."
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Jasenovac Day of Commemoration Declared
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declares 17 April 2005 Jasenovac Day
of Commemoration in New York City. Read the entire declaration.
Excerpt: Whereas: Sixty years have passed since the end of the Holocaust.
As the horror of those events recedes deeper into history, the responsibility
of remembrance weighs more heavily on all of us. New York City is proud
to join the Jasenovac Research Institute in commemorating the Holocaust
in Yugoslavia with a ceremony at the Holocaust park in Brooklyn. Together
we honor those who suffered and pledge to remain vigilant against the dark
impulses that triggered this genocide.
Click on the photo to view larger, readable version.
Read the Black Book
JRI re-publishes "The Black Book" - The Crimes of the Fascist Occupants
and Their Collaborators Against the Jews in Yugoslavia.
The historic First International Conference on Jasenovac in New York City,
We Are Still Waiting!
This image shows Jasenovac Camp commander Maks Luburic and Nazi Lieutenant
Schmidt interviewing Jasenovac prisoners for forced labor in Nazi munitions
factories in Germany at Jasenovac on 12 June 1942. Thousands of Serbs and
Yugoslav Jews who were forced to work in the Nazi wartime industry have
never received a penny in compensation from the official Claims Commision.