Thousands attend far-right commemoration in southern Austria | Austria News | Al Jazeera

Thousands of people have gathered in southern Austria to commemorate Croatian fascists and civilians who were killed at the tail end of World War II.

Held annually for more than three decades, Saturday’s event in Bleiburg was marked to mourn the killing of civilians and members of the Croatian Ustasa, a fascist group that controlled the Nazi-aligned Independent Croatian State (NDH), and others in May 1945 by Yugoslav Partisans.

Estimates of the total number of people killed vary widely, with some reaching the tens of thousands.

 

via Thousands attend far-right commemoration in southern Austria | Austria News | Al Jazeera

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