Croatia’s Jews protest against funeral ceremony of former head of concentration camp
The Jewish community in Croatia has condemned he organization of a funeral for a former concentration camp commander, saying it was turned into a celebration of his crimes. Dinko Sakic, a former commander at the Jasenovac death camp, who died earlier this month, was cremated last week in the Ustasha Croatian pro-Nazi uniform he reportedly wore as head of the camp. Some 70,000 victims, mostly Jews, Serbs and Roma, died in Jasenovac during World War II. Sakic died at the age of 86 while serving a 20-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.