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Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe

Emily Greble


On April 15, 1941, Sarajevo fell to Germany's 16th Motorized Infantry Division. The city, along with the rest of Bosnia, was incorporated into the Independent State of Croatia, one of the most brutal of the Nazi satellite states run by the ultranationalist Croat Ustasha regime. The occupation posed an extraordinary set of challenges to Sarajevo's famously cosmopolitan culture and its civic consciousness. As detailed in this book, the city's complex mosaic of confessions and ethnicities began to fracture under the Ustasha regime's violent assault on “Serbs, Jews, and Roma.” Nor was there unanim ... More

Keywords: Sarajevo, Bosnia, Croatia, Croat Ustasha regime, Yugoslav Civil War, civil conflict, humanitarian crises, civil tensions, political power, Communist Partisans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449215
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449215.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Greble, author
Assistant Professor of Histor, City College of New York