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Croatia Marks Anti-Fascist Struggle Day With National Holiday

sisakCroatia’s President Kolinda Grabar- Kitarović, Prime Minister Zoran Milanović and Parliament President Josip Leko are in Brezovica near Sisak today as Croatia celebrates Anti-Fascist Struggle Day…

Anti-Fascist Struggle Day is celebrated in Croatia on June 22nd with a national holiday, as it marks the beginning of the uprising of Croatian anti-fascist Partisans against German and Italian occupying forces, that started with the forming of the First Sisak Partisan Detachment on June 22, 1941 in the Brezovica wood near Sisak.

The Sisak Partisan Detachment marked the beginning of an organised anti-fascist struggle in Croatia, with more than 500,000 Croatian citizens actively taking part. The National Liberation Army featured around 230,000 Croatian soldiers, with 52 Brigades, 17 Division and five out of the 11 Corps formed in Croatia.

The nation’s political elite and institute heads would lay wreaths today at the monument-park in Brezovica to pay their respects.

(photo / Wikimedia)

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