Jasenovac Reseach Institute
2003 Commemoration Photos


Wreath's ribbon reads: In Memory of the Victims - Jasenovac, 700,000


A part of the central monument at the Holocaust Memorial Park in New York


JRI Directors arriving prior to the ceremony


Participants arriving


Photojournalist Dave Burns of the New York Post and the Bay News


Father Djokan Majstorovic viewing the central monument


JRI National Coordinator Barry Lituchy and Father Djokan Majstorovic
discussing the monument prior to the ceremony


Prior to the ceremony


An interview prior to the ceremony for the newspapers


Participants conversing prior to the ceremony


Taking in the central monument prior to the ceremony


Taking in the central monument prior to the ceremony


JRI Director Dr. Craig Pearson prior to the ceremony


JRI National Coordinator Barry Lituchy opening the Second
Annual Jasenovac Day of Commemoration Ceremony


Another view of the previous photo


A view of some of the participants




Another view at the start of the ceremony


JRI Director and videographer Joe Friendly filming
the event for his cable TV program


Participants still arriving


JRI Director and Survivor Mrs. Eva Deutsch Costabel being introduced




Another view of some of the participants


JRI Director and Holocaust Survivor Mrs. Eva Deutsch Costabel
addressing the ceremony


Mrs. Eva Deutsch Costabel addressing the ceremony with Father
Djokan Majstorovic, Ambassador Milos Prica and Barry Lituchy


Another view from the crowd




Barry Lituchy reads from an eyewitness account of the day of
the heroic breakout of prisoners at Jasenovac by Survivor Josip Erlih
which ended the operations of the camp on 22 April 1945


Media coverage


Milan Lucic of Serbian Radio and Television in New York City
capturing the ceremony for his weekly programs


Dr. Milos Prica, UN Special Representative for Republika Srpska at
the Permanent Mission to the United Nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina
addressing the ceremony


Another view of Ambassador Prica's presentation


Eva Costabel taking photographs of the event


Participants continued to arrive. As JRI National Coordinator
Barry Lituchy read the names of some of the 700,000 victims
at Jasenovac seven candles were lit for each one hundred thousand victims


Following the reading the names and lighting of candles, Father
Djokan Majstorovic gave a moving service for the day of commemoration


Another view of the service in memory of Jasenovac conducted by
Father Djokan Majstorovic of St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church
in New York City


The service being filmed for Serbian radio and television


Father Djokan Majstorovic conducting the service for the day of
commemoration for Jasenovac


Another view of the service


JRI Director and videographer Joe Friendly capturing it all on tape


JRI Director Dr. Craig Pearson addressing the Second Annual Jasenovac
Day of Commemoration Ceremony


JRI Director Dr. Craig Pearson flew in for the ceremony from Phoenix, AZ


A moment of silence


The ceremony is brought to a conclusion


Participants converse and bid farewell to one another after
the conclusion of the ceremony








Center left of photo with beard and hat is Steven Wohl, the son of Macedonian
Jews who had lived in Macedonia for several hundred years had also spoken
during the ceremony of the victims of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia and had
said Kaddish for the dead of Jasenovac. We apologize for not having any photos
of his presentation at this time