Zagreb – Dotrscina Forest


In north-eastern Zagreb there is a wooded area called Dotrscina where was murdered between 1941 and 1945 between 7000 – 10 000 people by the nationalist Ustasha. Those who were murdered were anti-fascists, Roma or Jews and had most often been taken from some prison and taken to Dotrscina. After they were murdered, they were buried in mass graves scattered throughout the forest.

Current status: Monument (2023).

Location: 45°50'34.27" N 16°01'39.87" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The entire forest is today a memorial park with several monuments connected by paths. It also seems to be a hiking area for people who are out walking or walking the dog.

Follow up in books: Pavlowitch, Steven: Hitler’s New Disorder: The Second World War in Yugoslavia (2008).