Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic interviewed on Israeli television.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was interviewed on television during her visit to Israel in July 25, 2015, and covered topics such as Croatia’s Nazi past, reconciliation and female leadership in the modern era. The interview was boradcast on i24news, and you can watch it in full below.
“There is no connection today between the Nazi ideology and modern Croatia,” Grabar-Kitarovic said, and vowed that she feels “no resentment” from her Israeli counterparts.
“In addition to the Ustashi regime, which was a collaborationist Nazi regime, there was comparably one of the biggest anti fascist uprising resistance movements in Croatia,” she said, mentioning that members of her own family participated in this movement. “These people who fought fascism and Nazism put Croatia on the right side of history, and what is embedded in our constitution today is our anti-fascist and anti-Nazi roots and the Homeland War that we fought back in the 90s in order to liberate Croatia from aggression and occupation.”