Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković held a working meeting on the commemoration with representatives of the Croatian Bishops’ Conference and the Honorary Bleiburg Platoon.
As part of this year’s commemorative events, a mass will be served at the parish church in Bleiburg, Austria, and Croatia’s Ambassador to Austria will lay a wreath there.
The central commemoration, including the laying of wreaths and a prayer, will take place at Zagreb’s central cemetery, after which a mass will be celebrated at the Shrine of Croatian Martyrs in Udbina, some 140 kilometres south of Zagreb.
Participants in today’s meeting underlined the importance of commemorating the victims in a dignified way to preserve the historical truth about the tragedy.
The event commemorates soldiers of the Nazi-allied Croatian Ustasha regime and civilians killed at the Loibach Field near Bleiburg, Austria in the aftermath of WWII, after they fled the areas taken over by Tito-led Partisans.
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