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Site analysis and workshop in Jasenovac, March 2018
The 5th team research workshop has been held in Jasenovac,Croatia, between March 10th-14th, 2018. During the three days, the teams surveyed the former Ustaše concentration camp in Croatia and the extensive environs of repression, which today are not included in the official Jasenovac memorial built on the site of Camp 3. The priority of the research visit was to analyze and integrate the research on the prisons from the nearby Stara Gradiska, the mass graves from Donja Gradina (after 1995 a separate memorial), the Roma graves in Ustica in the narrative and history of the site. These new research connections are meant to open historical and memorial perspectives that illustrate the tensions and dynamics in the remembrance of the history of Jasenovac given the stake of the site during the socialist period and its various appropriations concerning the breakup of Yugoslavia. The memorial perspective is consequently also meant to respond and engage with the visible revisionist and competing claims of victimhood concerning the Second World War and the socialist regime framed around Jasenovac.