Dotrščina Memorial Park

After the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) 10. April 1941, racial laws are enacted following the example of Germany and Italy to which the NDH was dependent. The enactment of such laws meant more than just the introduction of discrimination and intolerance, but also the opening of concentration camps . Ustasha regime persecuted Jews and Roma on the basis of racial discrimination and anti-fascist Croats and Serbs who were considered to be opponents of the regime. Apart from the camps, there were also locations for carrying out mass executions , and one such place was Dotrščina .

Today, Dotrščina is a part of Zagreb between Bukovac and Dubrava which encompasses a large forest. In the 1940s the area was out of town and was therefore suitable for concealing executions. There, the victims were killed by shooting , and the bodies of the victims were allowed to be taken. Still, a large number of bodies were killed The citizens of Zagreb and the inhabitants of the Zagreb area were found in the forest area. Number The number of victims has not been precisely determined, but some estimates say that in Dotrščina it was liquidated over 7,000 people . Most of the victims were Croats, including people younger than 18 years old.

Shortly after the end of World War II, the families of persons of those executed in Dotrščina are arranged by cemeteries, and the arrangement of a memorial park is organized it began in the 1960s. After the independence of the Republic In Croatia, numerous anti-fascist monuments are being damaged, including those in the area of ​​Dotrščina. The activity of the memorial park is decreasing, and educational institutions stop organizing visits to the park. Today, the Dotrščina Memorial Park is cultural good of the Republic of Croatia.

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