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Gornje Jame massacre

Gornje Jame massacre
Part of the Croatian War of Independence
Gornje Jame massacre is located in Croatia
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Gornje Jame
Gornje Jame
Gornje Jame on the map of Croatia. Territories controlled by Serb or JNA forces in late December 1991 are highlighted in red.
LocationGornje Jame, Croatia
Coordinates45°08′24″N 16°31′59″E / 45.14°N 16.533°E / 45.14; 16.533
Date11 December 1991
Target15 Croats, one Serb
Attack type
Summary executions, ethnic cleansing
Deaths16
PerpetratorsŠiltovi Serbian paramilitary unit

The Gornje Jame massacre was the killing 15 Croat civilians in the village of Gornje Jame, near Glina. The massacre committed by Serbian paramilitary forces called Šiltovi. Among the killed and one Serb Gojko Pavlović who defended their Croat neighbors. Three Croats man were imprisoned on 3 November 1991, and then also gunned down on a crook between Donje and Gornje Jame. They were exhumed and buried in 1996.

Timeline

In Gornje Jame 1991 lived 17 Croats, 24 Serbs and 3 others.

Armed members of the paramilitary formation 'Šiltovi' on 11 December 1991 entered the houseof Mate Kireta and assembled 12 Croat civilians by force, including 7 women and 3 under agedchildren two sisters Nikolina (9) and Željka Fabac (14) and Darko Dvorenković (10).[1] Among the victims were 3 women from Mala Solina, Donje Jame and Hađer, who took refuge at their cousins'. Precise circumstances of the suffering remain unknown, so as the fate of the women. There are speculations they were murdered and burned in the house of Mate Kireta, but the other assumption is they were taken alive to an unknown place where they were killed, with their bodies thrown in the mud to conceal the traces of the crime.

Gojko Pavlović Serb from Donje Jame was gunned down while trying to protect his Croat neighbours. Three Croats man from Gornje Jame were imprisoned on 3 November 1991, and then also gunned down on a crook between Donje and Gornje Jame. They were exhumed and buried in 1996.

Memorial

In Gornje Jame 2012 discovered a monument to victims of massacre. [2]

See also

References

  1. ^ For the death of 14 civilians, including three children, no one has been held accountable
  2. ^ "Postavljena spomen ploča za civilne žrtve u Gornjim Jamama". Dokumenta. Retrieved 2016-10-07.

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