On Monday, the commemoration of the “Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Vukovar 1991” continued with a gathering at the site of the former concentration camp in Velepromet, where 724 detainees were killed. A wreath was laid at the memorial plaque in the courtyard of Velepromet and many participants in the commemorative marking, including Deputy Prime Minister Tomo Medved and Minister of Croatian Veterans Ivan Anušić, lit candles.
Medved thanked all those who participated in the commemorative marking held in Vukovar, Škabrnja and Borovo naselje. He emphasized that it is essential never to forget these events and that the government’s commitment is to pass on the memory of these events to future generations.
Anušić spoke about holding those responsible for war crimes accountable and expressed a commitment to punishing those who committed these heinous crimes.
The president of HDLSKL Vukovar-Srijem County, Dragutin Guzovski, and Mayor Ivana Penava reflected on the history of Velepromet, highlighting the need for justice to be served against those responsible for brutal actions that took place there. They expressed their disappointment that Croatia has failed to hold those guilty accountable for their actions.
Velepromet was a concentration camp where Croatian defenders and civilians were imprisoned, tortured and killed. According to HDLSKL around 10,000 Croatian veterans and civilians passed through Velepromet, with 724 being killed. The camp was closed in March 1992. Later in the day, people will remember those victims thrown into tombs at Ovčara – a tragic site during Croatia’s war history.