[Serbia] Site of Holocaust Camp Topovske Supe in Belgrade Site for Balkans' Mega Mall

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Topovske Supe still stands- but not for long.   The cluster of warehouses was sold for  27 million Euros { $35 million] several years ago to a tycoon who hopes to turn it into a mega mall. A small plaque is all that marks the location’s history. Seventy thousand Jews died in Yugoslavia during World War . After Estonia, Serbia was the second Nazi-occupied territory in Europe to be formally declared ‘free of Jews’ in August 1942, when 90 percent of the country’s 16,000 Jews had perished. In this camp 6,000 Jews and 1,500 Roma who passed through the camp were gunned down or gassed en masse.

Topovske Supe is not the only former concentration camp in the Serbian capital.  More than 6,000 Jewish women and children are believed to have perished at Sajmiste, opened on the site of the Belgrade fairground which fell under the control of the Nazi puppet regime in Croatia.

Serbia hopes to start talks on joining the European Union in January next year. The person behind the shopping mall, Miroslav Miskovic, head of the Delta empire behind the project—is controversial at best.

To read more about this go to: http://www.forward.com/articles/182369

Thank you to Eden Joachim for alerting us to this article.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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