Serbia commemorates WWII victims

April 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM

BELGRADE, Serbia, April 22 (UPI) -- Serbia marked a remembrance observation Thursday for victims of the World War II Nazi genocide of minorities and dissidents.

Serbian President Boris Tadic led a ceremony in Belgrade dedicated to Serbs, gypsies and Jews killed by the Nazis from 1941-45, the state-run Tanjug news agency reported.

The ceremony marked the anniversary of the Allied liberation of the Jasenovac concentration camp, where 500,000 Serbs, 80,000 gypsies and 23,000 Jews were killed along with thousands of political dissidents, the report said.

Survivors, victims' family members and diplomatic representatives from Germany and Israel attended the Belgrade event, Tanjug said.

The Belgrade Museum of Genocide has identified 98,252 people killed in the Jasenovac camp. More than 64,000 other remains are unidentified, the report said.

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