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Gideon Greif chaired an international commission of historians that denied the genocidal nature of the Srebrenica massacre in a July report.

Greif has centered his works around the Holocaust, but he has also published works that critics argue inflate the number of Serbian victims of the Independent State of Croatia during World War II.

The Independent State of Croatia was a Nazi puppet state that massacred Serbs, Jews and Roma.

    The slogan gained notoriety in WWII when it was used by Nazi collaborators from the Ustaše movement as the equivalent of the German "Sieg Heil." The Ustaše primarily targeted Serbs living on Croatian territory, who were killed, persecuted, and sent to concentration camps. The most notorious of the camps, Jasenovac, saw at least 83,000 Serbs, Roma, and Jews lose their lives. At the end of the war, the Ustaše were defeated by the Communist resistance forces who set up their own rule in multinational Yugoslavia.

The commission was appointed by Milorad Dodik, who is currently serving as the Serb member of Bosnia's presidency and who has pushed for the secession of the Serb-majority Republika Srpska from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In July of this year, the UN high representative in Bosnia, Valentin Inzko, made the denial of the Srebrenica genocide a criminal offence.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 1st, 2022 at 10:56:58 AM EST

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