Croatia: Demands For Serbia’s Accountability For Crimes In Concentration Camps

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Members of Croatian  Association Of The Inmates  Of Serb Concentration Camps  In The Split-Dalmatia County File Motion For Damages and Serbia's Accountability Photo: Sime Duvancic Members of Croatian
Association Of The Inmates
Of Serb Concentration Camps
In The Split-Dalmatia County
File Motion For Damages
and Serbia’s Accountability
Photo: Sime Duvancic

Eighty-eight former inmates of Serb-run concentration camps from Split-Dalmatia County, during the 1990’s Serb-aggression against Croatia, on Tuesday 14 July 2015 filed a motion at the prosecutor’s office in Split for a peaceful settlement of their claims for damages in which they ask that Croatia request on their behalf that Serbia compensate them as a requirement for its accession to the European Union.

Through this motion of peaceful settlement, through the institutions of the Croatian state, we wish to achieve a result that either our own country takes care of us or that it, at least, in a future move towards Serbia implements a condition that Serbia must satisfy our compensation claims before it can become a member of the European Union,” said

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Is Defending Serbia’s Aleksandar Vucic At Srebrenica The Same As Defending Adolf Hitler At Auschwitz?

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (Centre) Whisked Away From Srebrenica, Bosnia, Mourning Graveyard Amidst Pelting Of Stones And Bottles Against Him Saturday 11 July 2015 Photo: AFP/Getty Images  Serbia’s Prime Minister
Aleksandar Vucic (Centre)
Whisked Away From
Srebrenica, Bosnia, Mourning
Graveyard Amidst Pelting Of Stones And Bottles Against Him
Saturday 11 July 2015
Photo: AFP/Getty Images

You create the slogan that fuels genocide, you must move away in shame – disappear! You cannot be an agent of reconciliation or forgiveness until and if the victims say you can.
Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksanadar Vucic said that he had the best intentions of seeking reconciliation and peace when he went on Saturday 11 July to Srebrenica to attend the 20th anniversary of the horrible crime of genocide perpetrated by Serbs against Bosnian Muslims, but I find it difficult to accept these words of his as honest and as having the interests of the victims in mind. On the contrary, what Vucic says was done for the sake of peace seems more like an act actually done in order to provoke…

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First Night Design | Sadler’s Wells Theatre by Rowlandson & Pugin

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Although this engraving by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin is available online in the public domain, mine is actually a scan from an original print published as Plate 69 of Microcosm of London (1810) which my parents had bought from a local antique dealer in the 1960s.

I have not been able to discover what’s being performed but it looks something of a spectacular production what with the horse and carriage, the Boadicea-like figure and gigantic pillars! If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

While the following quote is not from the early 19th century, it describes what Sadler’s Wells had become by the 1840s:

‘Without, the theatre, by night, was like the worst part of the worst kind of Fair in the worst kind of town. Within, it was a bear-garden, resounding with foul language, oaths, catcalls, shrieks, yells, blasphemy, obscenity –…

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July 18, 64: Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day

Alexander the Great Mosaic Unearthed in Israel – artnet News

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Researchers believe the mosaic depicts Alexander the Great. Photo: Jim Haberman via The Daily Mail Researchers believe the mosaic depicts Alexander the Great.
Photo: Courtesy of Jim Haberman via Daily Mail.

An intricate mosaic depicting Alexander the Great meeting a Jewish high priest was uncovered in a 5th-century synagogue at the archeological site in the ancient village of Huqoq.

An extremely rare find, the mosaic is significant because it is the first non-biblical scene discovered in an ancient synagogue.

The colorful floor-piece shows a meeting of two men and also depicts several…

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Grave of first male slave freed by Lincoln rediscovered, experts believe

#AceHistoryNews – July.18: Grave of first male slave freed by Lincoln rediscovered, experts believe
US news | The Guardian / Associated Press in Minneapolis

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As a young lawyer, Abraham Lincoln won an Illinois supreme court case freeing 10-month-old William Costley’s mother from indentured servitude

Researchers believe they have found the grave of a man who could be considered the first black male slave freed by Abraham Lincoln, after tracking his final resting place to the cemetery of a former Minnesota psychiatric hospital.

William Henry Costley was just 10 months old in 1841 when Lincoln, who was still a young lawyer, won an Illinois supreme court case freeing Costley’s mother from indentured servitude – a status historians say would have been akin to enslavement for the black woman and child at that time. That was 22 years before Lincoln, as president, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in rebel states not under Union control free.

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Original Article: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/18/abraham-lincoln-slavery-grave-minnesota

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Shipwreck found off North Carolina, possibly from late 1700s

#AceHistoryNews – RALEIGH, N.C. Scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution, Duke University said Friday.

The expedition led by Duke marine scientist Cindy Van Dover found the previously unknown wreck in mile-deep waters on July 12 using an underwater robot and a manned submarine.

They’ve found…

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Capital Panel Gives Final Approval to Eisenhower Memorial

Video: ‘ The Communists Who Aided the Terrorist ANC ‘

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Canada’s Stolen Generations: the legacy of residential schools – Rear Vision – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)