Notice to Israel: Serbs and Serbia were NaziCollaborators in World War II
By Yahalom KashnySeptember 3, 2010.As a survivor of the Holocaust, I am increasingly agitated by Serbian revisionist propaganda onthe internet.The crimes of the Croatian Ustashas were terrible, but the Serbian Chetniks also collaboratedwith German Nazis in World War II. Serbia was a Nazi puppet state in World War II led byMilan Nedic, Serbian fascist collaborator.The oppression of Jews in Serbia started before the arrival of Hitler’s occupying forces. Sixmonths before the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia, Serbia voluntarily passed the legislationrestricting Jewish participation in the economy, education and employment. One year later, on22 October 1941, anti-Semitic “Grand Anti-Masonic Exhibit” was funded by Serbia’s capitalcity, Belgrade.Serbian Nazi fascists worked closely with German Nazi officials in making Belgrade the first“Judenfrei” city of Europe. Serbian leader Milan Nedic made an official visit to Adolf Hitler on19 September 1943, advancing the idea that Serbia is no place for Jews and thanking ‘Führer’for his decision to exterminate our people in Europe.
Parade of Serbian SS VOlunteer Corps in Belgrade on 22 June 1944.Milan Nedic also appears in this clip. Serbian civilians, including women and children,welcomes Nazis with flowers.
Throughout the War, the Serbian Chetnik movement remained almost completely inactiveagainst the occupation forces, and increasingly collaborated with the Axis, losing itsinternational recognition as the Yugoslav resistance force.On 20 December 1941, the Serbian Chetnik army supreme commander, Draza Mihailovic,issued the “instructions” to his units, outlining his mission to create ethnically pure Serbia andcommit genocide against the non-Serbs, particularly Bosnian Muslims who in large numbers joined anti-fascist Partisans. According to Mihailovic’s instructions, Chetnik army’s objectiveis:“The creation of Greater Yugoslavia, and within it Greater Serbia, ethnically clean within the borders of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Srem, Banat, and Bačka; Thecleansing of all national minorities [including Jews] and anti-state elements from state territory;The creation of direct common borders between Serbia and Montenegro, as well as Serbia and