Events & Announcements

Politically Biased Reviews Scuttle Nomination of “Dara of Jasenovac” for an Academy Award

Critics published outrageous criticisms of the film, Dara of Jasenovac, directed by Predrag ‘Gaga’ Antonijević, which portrays the experience of Serb, Jewish, Roma prisoners in the Jasenovac concentration camp complex during World War II.. Several characterized the motivation behind the making of the film as simply Serbian “nationalistic propaganda” and chiding Serbs for claiming victimhood spanning centuries.
Read More

Pope Pius XII, Accused of Silence During the Holocaust, Knew Jews Were Being Killed, Researcher Says

(Religion News Service) —The long-awaited opening of Pope Pius XII’s wartime records lasted only a week before the Coronova virus outbreak shut down the Vatican archives. But that was long enough for documents to emerge that reflect badly on the pontiff accused of silence during the Holocaust, according to published reports. In that week alone, German researchers found that the pope, who never directly criticized the Nazi slaughter of Jews, knew from his own sources about Berlin’s death campaign early on.
Read More

The Jasenovac Research Institute Mourns the Passing of Historian and JRI Colleague Jovan Mirković

It is with great sadness that we must report the death of our friend and colleague Jovan Mirković. Jovan Mirković was one of the most important historians and authorities on the history of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia, particularly focusing on and dedicating his life to research on the Independent State of Croatia’s genocide during the Second World War against the Serbian, Jewish and Roma people and clergy. His work will have a lasting impact on the future of the scholarship on this subject.
Read More

75th Anniversary of the Break-out from Jasenovac

As today we mark the 75th anniversary of the Break-out by the prisoners of Jasenovac, and the end of the Holocaust in Yugoslavia, it is time to stop and to reflect for a moment on how important it is for us to continue our work, and to keep the memory of the victims of the Holocaust alive and in the minds of our fellow Jews, Serbs, Romas, Americans, and peoples around the world.
Read More

COVID Cancellation

As is, it seems, for everyone, we must also sadly cancel our April Annual Conference due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We are currently explore live-streaming as an alternative method to keeping our community strong and growing.
Read More

Important Book Releases

— Jasenovac und der Holocaust in Jugoslawien: Analysen und Augenzeugenberichte, von Barry Lituchy, — Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia: Analyses and Survivor Testimonies, ed. by Barry Lituchy, 311 pp., 2006. — “Jasenovac – Auschwitz of the Balkans” by Gideon Greif
Read More

The Passing of A Great Warrior for Truth, Smilja Avramav

JRI deeply mourns the loss of Dr. Smilja Avramov, who was for many years a Member of the Honorary Advisory Board of the Jasenovac Research Institute and a long-time supporter of our organization. We also remember her great contributions to the scholarship on and public awareness of the Holocaust in the NDH and former Yugoslavia and to the study of the extermination camp of Jasenovac.
Read More
Netanyahu and Vučić Meeting

PM Netanyahu’s Meeting with Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić

“It’s an honor to welcome you to Israel, Prime Minister, Mr. Vučić. The friendship between the Serbian and Jewish people goes back thousands of years, to the time of the Roman Republic. In the modern world are two peoples were united in struggles and suffering. In the terrible years of the Second World War in Serbia our people faced brutal persecution and murder at the hands of the Nazis and their friends. We will never forget the role of the Serbian people in fighting Nazism. It’s a badge of honor and one that is deeply felt and will always be there.”
Read More

1945 Documentary on Jasenovac

“They Will Make Room in the Barracks By Going to Their Deaths” In 1945, two Croatian documentary filmmakers released a seminal 16 minute documentary on the Jasenovac concentration and death camp in the Nazi-sponsored Independent State of Croatia, consisting of Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina, an ally of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy.
Read More

Keynote Speaker, Roma Historian

Noted Roma historian, Dr. Ian Hancock, was keynote speaker at Jasenovac Research Institute’s 8th Annual Jasenovac Day of Commemoration Ceremonies held in New York, April 25th-26th, 2009. “He is director of the Program of Romani Studies and the Romani Archives and Documentation Center at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has been a professor of English, linguistics and Asian studies since 1972.
Read More