This post is not the typical theme of this blog and is merely dedicated to a few people I came across in some other blogs, which persist in saying that Serbians lie about being harassed by Croatians, that things like that never happened or just in negligible quantity.
Without judging and without the wish to dig up old stories I'd like however to show that just a few kilometers away from the tourist paths, where more and more western europeans spend their holidays, a shameful truth is still present.
These pictures are shot in the area around Knin (Republika Srpska Krajina). It shows churches and houses from the serbian ethnic community that have been destroyed by croatian separatists during the croatian independence war 1991 - 1995.
In the lower left corner you can spot the ustashe "U"
No chance for serbians to come back. The atmosphere around the regions of Zadar (known as heartland of croatian nationalism) is very hostile toward serbians and also a lot of serbs can not legally enter Croatia (whoever was involved in the opponent side during the war and is registered is not allowed to access croatian territory).
that was a little village...
The ustashe "U" here in combination with the "catholic cross" makes reference to the fact that the catholic churche supported the fascist ustashe regime.
"there is no forgiveness for cetniks" the atmosphere is openly anti-serbian!