Croatia holds WWII death camp commemoration despite boycott


JASENOVAC, Croatia - Croatian government has held a commemoration ceremony at the site of a notorious World War II death camp despite a boycott by the Jewish and Serb communities in protest over alleged inaction to curb the surge of neo-Nazi sentiment in the country.


Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic and other officials laid wreaths during the solemn event Friday at the Jasenovac camp site, near Zagreb.


Croatia's Jewish community held a separate Holocaust commemoration a week ago. They have complained that the new right-wing Croatian authorities were downplaying the crimes committed by Croatia's pro-Nazi regime during the war.


First published: 04.22.16, 20:30