Foreign WW2 Movies Worth a Damn: Dara of Jasenovac

 

The film is set in the Nazi-occupied Croatian Ustasha regime “NDH” in former Yugoslavia during WWII.

The film is told through the experiences of a little girl named Dara who is sent as a child during the Holocaust in the Balkans to the infamous extermination camp complex Jasenovac, also known as “Balkan’s Auschwitz”, when it was ruled by sadistic camp commander Maks Luburic until the liberation. After Dara’s brother and mother are killed, she tries to save the life of her younger brother, hoping that her father is still alive.

As an amateur military historian and researcher The Balkans in WW2 are a very interesting subject.

You find that many of the far-right militias and political groups that began in WW2 to fight Communism began to re-appear during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990’s.