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Yugoslavia documentary
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/11/2002 | Politics | Unrated
Yugoslavia documentary
Click Here: Crown Home PageFrom: Gerard , Hilda Foley To: KNPMurphy@aol.comCc: Program@KOCE.orgSubject: Yugoslavia documentaryDear Mr. Murphy:Regarding the recently aired documentary :"Yugoslavia Yesterday, Todayand Tomorrow" the criticism lies not so much in what was presented butin what was omitted. Considering that it was sponsored by ICN, whosechairman is Serb national Milan Panic, a person very involved inYugoslav/Serb politics, it should not come as a surprise. Several statements were made which were misleading and therefore wouldnot be understood by the viewership in the right context. It wasmentioned that in WWI Croatia and Slovenia "alined themselves" againstSerbia. There is no explanation that both countries were at that timepart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and consequently had no choice. Second, there is no mention of Serbia's often brutal subjugation and themurders of Croatia's intelligentsia in both Yugoslavias. No mention ofthe killing of four Croatian Representatives, including the much admiredpacifist leader Stjepan Radic in the Parliament in Belgrade in 1928. Allof this is also part of Yugoslavia's history. The Croatian Nazi puppet state of WWII is mentioned, where tens ofthousands of Serbs and Jews were killed, but no mention is made of theequally brutal Serb Nazi puppet state of WWII under Serb general Nedic,where also tens of thousands of Jews and other nationalities were killed.Serbs proudly declared to the Germans that "Belgrade is now Jew-free"!Then there is the myth, too often perpetuated by Serb propaganda, thatSerb partisans drove the Germans out of Yugoslavia. Nothing could befurther from the truth. The antifascist partisans were organized byCroats in June of 1941, their leader was Josip Broz "Tito" - half Croat,half Slovene, and while he was a communist, the large majority of theCroatians that comprised the partisan movement fighting the Germans andItalians were simply antifascist freedom fighters. The Serbs wereroyalist Chetniks, who mostly fought against the partisans and oftencollaborated with the Germans and Italians. Their brutality caused afascist Italian major to threaten them with the withdrawing of supplies, yet one of their leaders, Orthodox priest Djuic, lived happily ever afterhere in So. California instead of being extradited to Yugoslavia on warcrime charges. Croatia's city Vukovar, that was demolished by the Serbs in 1991 ismentioned, but given the impression that "it had a large Serb population"It was 37%, and that included Yugoslav military personnel living there.The 63% of non-Serbs, mostly Croats, were brutally driven out, which wasshown in the film. The film shows the market place bombing in Sarajevo, cleverly puttingdoubt as to who did it - suggesting that the Bosnian Muslims did it tothemselves - but it did not mention the worst massacre of the whole war,the 7,000 Bosnians murdered in Srebrenica. Is it because no one in thewhole world could have doubt as to who did it?The crux of the matter is, no one should have the right to revise historyand documentaries should not be presented which do not tell the wholestory. Sincerely,Hilda M. FoleyNational Federation of Croatian Americansdistributed by CROWN - - CroWorldNet@aol.comNotice: This e-mail and the attachments are confidential information.If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail and the attachments is strictly prohibited and violators will be held to the fullest possible extent of any applicable laws governing electronic Privacy. If you have received this e-mail in error please immediately notify the sender by telephone or e-mail, and permanently delete this e-mail and any attachments.
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