Greif: Croatian death camp Jasenovac was "worse than Auschwitz"

The canonization of Croatian Catholic Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac would be itself a crime, says Israeli Holocaust expert, Professor Gideon Greif.

According to him, the people who intend to canonize Stepinac are "criminals who are mocking the victims of Jasenovac" - a camp where, according to the survivors, torture was even more horrible than in Auschwitz.

Jasenovac was a death camp for Serbs, Jews, and Roma, ran by the Ustasha regime of the Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia (NDH) during the Second World War in the Balkans.

Greif, the chief historian of the Israel Institute for Education, Documentation and Research of the Holocaust Shem Olam, told the Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti in an interview that he and Rabbi Avraham Krieger, who heads the institute, came to Belgrade to express their opposition to Croatian attempts to revise history.

"When it...

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