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Jasenovac camp

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.537.2 | RG Number: RG-60.3876 | Film ID: 2713

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    Jasenovac camp


    This short film presents the atrocities committed in Jasenovac camp and was filmed only a few days following the liberation of the camp. This version is missing some of the opening titles, but includes the credits.

    Introductory statement scrolls by on screen: Ovaj dokumentarrni film sniman je poslije oslobodjenje sela I logora jasenovac. Snimke hoje prihazuju zatocenike I rad, snimali su ustase ranije s namjerom, da opovrgnu glasove o masovnom klnadu I mucenju, a nadoene su u filmskom ustaskom arhivu prigodom oslobodjenja zagreba. Podaci su doiveni od komisije za utvrdjivanje ratnih zlocina I prezivje...
    [This documentary film was made after the liberation of the village and camp of Jasenovac. Footage including camp inmates and labor scenes were filmed earlier, by Ustasa, with obvious propaganda in mind. Their goal was to contest rumors of mass killings and torture that took place in Jasenovac. These films were found in the Ustasa Film Archives, after the liberation of Zagreb. The historical research and background information was provided by the War Crimes Commission and camp survivors.]

    Description: CU image of a victim's face runs under the opening titles. The image of barbed wire runs under the title "Jasenovac", followed by images of piles of corpses while the rest of the opening credits fill the screen. 01:01:24 Aerial views of Jasenovac and the surrounding area. 01:02:32 Ruined town. CU of man. 01:03:21 Writing, corpse in background. 01:04:03 Many people walking. 01:04:40 Gate with sign - "Radna Sluzba, Staske Obrane. Abirni Logor Br III." Crowd of men. Clock. 01:05:07 Men, horses and carts. Forced labor outside, watch tower, pushing wheelbarrows. 01:07:01 Newspapers, bodies, mass graves, peasants, more bodies. 01;08:00 People, possibly prisoners, making tools; blacksmiths. Tower with man climbing it. 01:09:03 Military, carrier pigeon, bodies, town, corpses lined up. 01:10:22 rubble from a building, skeletons. Lake, fences, bodies in water. The number 840,000 comes up on the screen (number of dead?). Images of newspapers. 01:12:59 Woman crying, people with wreaths and banners, moe images of newspapers. 01:13:30 CU of men's faces. 01:14:01 Procession on street; the word "Svrsetak" comes up on screen.
    Film Title
    Production:  1945
    Jasenovac, Yugoslavia
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Public Institution Memorial Area of Jasenovac
    Producer: Filmsko poduzece Demokratske federativne Jugosalvije
    Director: Gustav Gavrin
    Director: Kosta Hlavaty

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Time Code
    01:00:00:00 to 01:14:19:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 2713 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2713 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2713 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
      Master 2713 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - small
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 2713 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2713 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2713 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small
      Preservation 2713 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - small

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Jugoslovenska Kinoteka
    Conditions on Use
    Contact Jugoslovenska Kinoteka at for permission to reproduce and use this film.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum saved the Jasenovac Memorial Collection from deterioration in 2000. The collection was stored in an archive in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, where it had been moved during the war in the early 1990s. After signing agreements with appropriate government officials of Croatia and Republika Srpska in 2001, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum transported the collection's thousands of 3-dimensional artifacts, photographs, documents, films, and oral testimonies to Washington. Materials were conserved, photographed, microfilmed, or otherwise copied for access, and returned to the Jasenovac Memorial [Memorijalni muzej Jasenovac], located on the site of the former concentration camp near Zagreb, Croatia, in November 2001.
    Originally labeled Can #9

    Gospic is the name of a Croatian town that was heavily populated by Serbians.

    Directors: Gustav Gavrin and Kosta Hlavaty
    Production: The Film Company of Democratic Federative Yugoslavia, Regional Board for Croatia
    Screenwriters: Gustav Gavrin and Kosta Hlavaty
    Directors of Photography: Boris Rudman, Hugo Ribarić, Oktavijan Miletić, Sergije Tagatz
    Editor: M.Seidl
    Copied From
    16mm, b/w, comp. print
    Film Source
    Public Institution Memorial Area of Jasenovac
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 4525
    Source Archive Number: WJ-003
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:08:29
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