Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic Photographed Holding Nazi-Fascist Flag

The Independent State of Croatia (NDH) was a World War II puppet state of Germany and Italy, which was established in parts of Axis-occupied Yugoslavia. The NDH was founded on 10 April 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers.

A poster from the WWII Nazi Ustashi Independent State of Croatia with the state flag (Source: Instagram)

The NDH consisted of modern-day Croatia and most of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as some parts of modern-day Serbia and Slovenia. The regime targeted Serbs, Jews, Roma people and anti-fascist or dissident Croatians and Muslims, as part of a large-scale genocide campaign in places such as the Jasenovac concentration camp.

Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović with a flag of the Nazi Ustashi WWII Independent State of Croatia (Source: Index.hr)

Professor from Toronto Tihomir Janjicek published, with her permission, a photograph with Croatian President behind a Croatian flag as it was during the Nazi Independent State of Croatia in the World War Two.

Croatian soldiers of the Independent State of Croatia celebrating a mass-slaughtering of Serb prisoners with the blood of their victims on the bodies (Source: Vidovdan)

As stated, Janjicek wrote that he placed the flag with personal permission of Croatian President.

A flag of Nazi-Croat Independent State of Croatia on the parade in Zagreb in 1941 (Source: Flickr)

“The President saw the flag and as you can see on the photograph, she personally held the flag. I congratulate the President on her sincere Croatianism. This flag is my personal copy and it was purchased in Zagreb at the time when it was the official Croatian flag. This flag gathers all Croats, in Croatia, BiH, Serbia, Montenegro and around the world, wherever they are,” wrote Janjicek.

Final solution of the Serb Question in the WWII Independent State of Croatia when at least 700.000 ethnic Serbs were massacred (Source: Jasenovac Memorial Centre)

Croatian portal wrote earlier that the coat of arms that permanently became Ustasha emblem was removed after the fascists were defeated in World War II, and that during Yugoslavia, Croatia used different coat of arms, which after independence was preserved as the symbol of the Republic of Croatia.

Croatia’s President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović without a flag of the Nazi Ustashi WWII Independent State of Croatia (Source: Instagram)


Originally published on 2016-11-26

Source: In Serbia

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EuroCroatia today – A flag of the Nazi Ustashi WWII Independent State of Croatia (Zagreb, Ban Jelačić’s square) (Source: Instagram)