DATE AND TIME:
23.02.2021. 09:56 – 23.02.2021. 10:03
“If there were no children, wars would certainly be less terrible,” someone wrote at the time
Anka Ilišević, Photo: printscreen / twitter
Jasenovac was the largest death camp in the Independent State of Croatia in the area of occupied Yugoslavia during the Second World War, only thirty kilometers downstream there was a camp in which women and children were primarily stationed.
A large number of innocent lives were then taken away by the Ustashas, who did not choose the way to “get rid” of Serbian women and their children forever.
Anka Ilišević was born in 1938 in the village of Vrbaška, municipality of Bosanska Gradiška, to father Milovan and mother Zorka. After the ethnic cleansing on Kozara in 1942, she and her father were taken in a column across the Sava bridge to Stara Gradiška.
The Ustasha snatched her from her father’s arms, and she shouted: “Don’t give me, uncle, don’t give me!” And after that Anka was never seen again.
The only evidence of its existence is a photograph preserved by Anka’s father’s grandson Mladen Ilišević.
Someone remarked in despair: “If there were no children, wars would surely be less terrible.”
The testimonies of the survivors create horror in the bones: “One September day in 1942, the Ustashas emptied all the rooms. The women and girls were tied with wire in the hallway. The night and the river swallowed them. the survivor said.
Anka’s life of only four years was interrupted by cruel and brutal murderers who led the notorious kapmas.
THE NAZIS ARE ALSO AFRAID OF THE “MUNIOR’S BUTCHER”
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