BELGRADE – Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic and the Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Efraim Zuroff on Thursday condemned attempts of revising WWII history in Croatia and across Europe.

“Particular attention during the meeting was devoted – with mutual condemnation thereof – to attempts of revising WWII history, manifested in Croatia by the present relationship towards Stepinac, Budak and Baresic, and at European level, and in some OSCE states, by attempts to erase all distinctions between fascism and communism,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.

Zuroff noted the project to build the Staro Sajmiste Holocaust memorial centre was significant for Serbia at national, regional and global level as it would raise awareness not only of the Jewish but, most of all, the Serb and Roma WWII victims in the region, who he said the world was less aware of.