BELGRADE – The governments of Serbia and the RS together marked the anniversary of the start of the Ustasha crimes committed in the NDH.

The event is held at the Memorial Area Donja Gradina to mark 75 years since the beginning of the genocide against Serbs, Jews and Roma in the death camp Jasenovac, B92 reported.

Donja Gradina is located on the right bank of the Sava River and is now in the Republika Srpska (RS) – the Serb entity of Bosnia-Herzegovina. During the Second World War, it was controlled by the Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia (NDH), whose Ustasha regime operated the death camps.

The Independent State of Croatia’s system of concentration camps, headquartered in Jasenovac, was established on August 21, 1941. Around 700,000 people were killed there, mostly Serbs, Jews, and Roma.