On this day, April 22, 1945, 600 prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolted. Five hundred twenty were killed and 80 escaped. The camp was an extermination camp belonging to the fascist Ustaše regime in Croatia and not operated by Nazi Germany. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. presently estimates that the Ustaša regime murdered between 77,000 and 99,000 people in Jasenovac between 1941 and 1945.
Thomas E. Keefe
Assistant Professor of Humanities,