A few kilometers south of Belgrade lies a small town called Jajinci. During Second World War around 80,000 people were killed in Jajinci which makes it the largest (shooting) killing site, not only in Serbia, but in Europe during the war. Most of the victims came from the nearby Banjica prison and Sajmiste concentration camp. In addition to the people being shot, between 7,500 – 8,000 Jewish women and children from Sajmiste concentration camp were buried in Jajinci. They had been killed in gas wagon by the truck’s engine exhausts led through a hose into the airtight cargo space. In an attempt to remove the evidence of what happened in Jajinci, Standartenführer Paul Blobel arrived with his Sonderkommando 1005 in November 1943, with the task of digging up the bodies and then cremate them over open fires.

Current status: Monument (2009).

Location: 44° 44 0' N, 20° 29 0' E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The site is simple in a good way and also well maintained. In former communist countries places like these sometimes has a tendecy to fall into oblivion and disrepair. But this was not the case when I visited the site.

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