Interesting facts and figures on the Balkans on June 1941

German propaganda poster against the uprising in Yugoslavia shows partisans as fratricide, fornicators, and arsonists.


2. 6. - started Ustasha slaughters around Ljubinje and in the village Drežanj near Nevesinje, where on June 3, comes to armed resistance.

2. 6. - Germans begin repression against civilians in Crete (Kondomari massacre, shooting in Alikianos).

Civilians being shot during the Massacre.


4. 6. - The agreement between Germany and the Independent State of Croatia in Zagreb about the deportation around 200,000 Serbs in Serbia, and the same number of Slovenians in Croatia.

5. 6. - The uprising in NDH 1941 .: around Gacko in Herzegovina began a spontaneous uprising provoked by the Ustasha violence.

5. 6. - A large explosion of stored of ammunition in the Smederevo fortress - almost all the houses in Smederevo damaged, about 5,000 victims.

5. 6. - The meeting of Ante Pavelic and Hitler at Berchtesgaden.



6. 6. - Appeal of King Peter II Pope Pius XII and President Roosevelt to save the Serbian people from extinction.

7. 6. - Ludwig von Schröder new German commander in Serbia.

7. 6. - Japan recognized the NDH.

7 6 - Armed villagers from Gacko Polje destroyed several Gendarmerie stations, interrupted road Gacko - Bileca.

9. 6. -
Field Marshal Wilhelm List appointed the commander of the armed forces for Southeast, based in Thessaloniki.

Field Marshall Siegmund Wilhelm List


10 - 12. 6. - The meeting of the Franciscan provincial of Zagreb - prohibited the entry of the Franciscans in the Ustasha (some were already in the Ustashe), condemning the persecution of Serbs.

21. 6. - King Peter II and most of the government arrived in London from Jerusalem.

22. 6. - Founded Sisak national liberation partisan unit (which is now considered the beginning of the uprising in Croatia).

22. 6. - Proclamation of the Central Committee of Communist Party of Yugoslavia calls for the uprising.

Ismet Mujezinovic, uprising.


24. 6. - The attack on a gendarmerie station Lukavac near Nevesinje began an uprising in the upper Herzegovina.

24. 6. - The Conference of Catholic Bishops in Zagreb confirms loyalty to NDH.

24. 6. - Bulgarian Communists rise in armed revolt.

26. 6. - Pavelic extraordinary provision and command - Jews in "camps under the open sky," people who have "sinned against Croatian national interests" that within eight days to leave the state and other agencies.

27. 6. - KPJ established Headquarters of National Liberation Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia - commander Josip Broz Tito.

Village Kotezi at Ljubinje - Herzegovina - after Ustasha attacks in 1941.


28. 6. - In Srb first mass slaughter of Serbs in Lika, Croatia.


30. 6. - The Mostar bishop Alojzije Misic condemned Ustasha crimes.

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