Ustasa, ustanik, rebel, rebels against a corrupt regime. Croats with historical knowledge celebrate the 10th of April, as it was then when Croatia's independence was declared. 
The Ustasa were dressed in black (hence the name 'black legion'), not like politicians in blue suits, who actually think about their image. Did you know the color blue is also used by banks? This is because the color blue (color psychology: subliminal messaging) gives people the idea that they are trustworthy. (The Black Legion (Ustaša/Crna Legija)) The Serbian king Karadjordjevic when he took over Croatia and the capital Zagreb, without the declaration of Croatians, created the Kingdom of Serbs and Croats in 1939> and made an agreement with Italy to sell Croatia namely Dalmacija to the Italians, which in due course came into effective when Italy laid claim to Dalmacija in 1943. At that stage Pavelic was leader of NDH, he had NO OPTION but to honour the agreement.. when Italy capitulated a couple of months later Pavelic made the agreement null and void.. hence bringing back Dalmacija under Croatian rule 

(source) About many cultural activities in the NDH it was forbidden to write about. There was only one truth, Tito's truth!
Since little or nothing is spoken or written about the educational successes in the Independent State of Croatia (NDH), many people think that there were none. But, in the NDH cultural life was exceptionally rich. On July 15, 1941, the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb received the correct name - Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and continued to work on the educational and scientific field, publishing several books of its works. Until 1941, under the old name various collections were published like "Sources for the Oldest History of Croatia"(Izvori za najstariju povijest hrvatsku)(Rački), "Monuments from the era of Croatian rulers"(Spomenici iz doba hrvatskih vladara) (Bulić and Jelić), "Croatia before the year 1102" (Hrvatska prije godine  1102)(Rački), "Dubrovnik Historical and legal monuments, old Croatian writers" (Dubrovački povijesni  i pravni spomenici, stari hrvatski pisci)(20 books)," Dictionary of Croatian Language"(Rječnik hrvatskog jezika)(12 books), etc. The Academy published its annual anniversaries, as well as the proceedings and articles entitled "Rad(Work)", which were published until 1941, with a total of 271 books, and 7 for NDH. Through the Academy there was a library developed (90,000 books, 1942) and Strossmayer's gallery (700 valuable paintings and sculptures by domestic and foreign artists). Oriental collection with about 2,700 statues, devices from the Turkish era, a Glagolitic collection and Archaeological Museum. The Academy also published an international magazine in the French language................ Many museums and libraries were open at the time of NDH. In 1943, Croatia won the European Football Championship and achieved numerous successes in tennis, boxing and other sports. There was much more, but by the Partisans and Communists coming at power, led by Josip Broz Tito (who is still an honorary member of the HAZU!) books and newspapers had to be thrown into the trash or burned.  Most of those who were at that time active on a cultural scale, from visual arts, music and other artists, journalists, writers etc were imprisoned, and not a small number of them killed without trial. Those who managed to escape abroad were able to save themselves, but there were some whose bloody (UDBA) hand of Marshal Tito unfortunately did reach. (More than 60.000 Croats are killed after WWII by the Yugo regime (source))
The media and historians have had to hide the truth about NDH until the beginning of the 1990s, or write down only negativity and even a large number of lies, for which no one was held responsible till this very day, as well as to the atrocities committed by the Partisans (KOS, OZNA ...) over the innocent Croatian people. - Mladen Pavković, president of the Homeland War Veterans' Association91 (UHBDR91.)

What is needed, is the truth. Many documents like about Jasenovac are in Belgrade (source), and as long as myths are told that Croats put Serbian babies in ovens and more such nonsense, no wonder anything related to Ustasa makes the Serbian blood boil. Absolute and unnecessary cruelty especially against the weakest ones such as children, is that the Croatian people the Ottomans also battled against? The Turkish philosopher Kjafii in his book "Nizam ul Alem"("the Order of the World ") writes how more than anything he appreciates the Croatian knightly spirit, which will never hurt the unarmed or captured enemy, and the promise given will always be fulfilled. 
What concerns the jews in WWII, Serbia should lie a little less about the Croatians as Serbia was the second country in Europe, after Estonia, to be declared 'Judenfrei' as it exterminated 94% of it's jews by mid 1942.

Picture from a concentration camp in Serbia (source, source) during World War II

Here is another lie, it is claimed that in the village Lipa Ustasa's committed crimes (source). However, the crime was committed by 80 Germans, members of Wehrmacht and SS, 40 fascists, Mussolini's soldiers and 30 Chetniks from Croatia and Slovenia. Not a single Ustasa member participated in this crime.


Dr. Gitman: I'm sorry that Zuroff and Greif are falsifying history and that there are so many untruths about Stepinac
(source) - on attacking Croatian's Saint Alojzije Stepinac




Croatia declares independence - Apr 10, 1941. 
Thinking about 10 April> there was no Jasenovac in April of 1941, nor the persecution of Serbs or jews (source)

Text dr. Vladko Maček from word to word:

"Croatian people! Colonel Slavko Kvaternik, leader of the nationalist movement in the country, today declared a free and independent Croatian state on the entire historical and geographical territory of Croatia, and assumed power. I call on all the Croatian people to obey the new government. I call on all the supporters of HSS, who are in administrative positions, all district councilors, mayors and councilors etc, to sincerely cooperate with the new national government."

Even the Yugoslavs must admit that dr Vladko Maček was not a fascist. Maček and Kvaternik proclaimed the NDH.
Maček was even offered to become the leader of N.D.H. eventhough that he was far from the strongest party (HSS), but he refused.
Most of the period N.D.H. he spent in house detention in Kupinac and even in the Jasenovac camp (which he somehow managed to survive, which makes him a superhuman if we believe the Jasenovac myths)
Vladko Maček died on May 15, 1964 in Washington, Tito had expelled him from Yugoslavia.


Croatia should not celebrate on April 10; "because Ustashas have killed many innocent people, including the Serbs"
Answer: Who didn't in WW2? All the armies did so. To make this argument worthwhile, you should find an army that did not patricipate in massive crimes. Armies don't shoot with flowers and fairy dust.

"because it was dictatorship of Pavelic?"
The Republic of Croatia still is not 100% free, even proven on 13.04.2018.

"because Pavelic sold Dalmatia to the Italians?"
False, see Treaty of Rapallo (1920) source

"because the foundation of Croatia is anti-fascism?"; that term did not even exist in 1941, even among the Partisans

Let's compare that with 'Mother of Europe', France.

The French Independence Day is July 14 and then the most famous parade in the world of this type is held. 

France should not celebrate July 14 because Napoleon's army has killed many innocent people, including the Serbs.
>France should not celebrate July 14 because it was dictatorship, first Robespierre, and then Napoleon.
>France should not celebrate July 14 because Napoleon sold the United States to Louisiana.
>France should not celebrate July 14 because its foundation is not anti-fascism.

CONCLUSION: History is complicated and there is never anything in it black and white. 

There is another thing to remember on April the 10th. On that day, in 1947 in Split, the young Croat patriot Frane Tente removed the Yugoslav flag from Marjana (a hill that rises over the city). Instead of the Yugoslav flag on Marjan, a Croatian flag of 18 meters was set! This extremely brave and patriotic act was a protest of young Croatians against a violent and criminal communist regime that was conducting violence, terror and death throughout our Croatian homeland. 

One of the participants of this extremely brave action, Frane Tente, was killed a year later in Lepoglava in the age of 20. He is one of the thousands of Croat men and women who have paid for their patriotism and civic courage by being tortured to death, while opposing the inhuman and demonized communist regime.
On 10 April 1947 this group of young men and girls decided on a protest action; Ivica Bavčević (22), Nikola Pensa (22), Jelka Betica (42), Vlaho Zelinak (45), Borica Jonić (20), Ruža Anić (19), Katica Šanić (20), Jakov Kirigin (19), Tomislav Karaman (21, later priest and general vicar of the Split Archdiocese), Vjekoslav Matijević (20) made a courageous act the communists could not imagine that could happen in Croatia, that had been under terror for two years facing numerous tortures, persecutions and killings as "the enemy of the people's anti-fascist regime". Tente was sent to prison, was tortured and died.  source

Dishonoring Tito's victims, Ivo Josipović, the Yugoslavian fascist, liar and British servant repeats communist lies about the NDH.
In 1944 NDH returned all the occupied parts of Croatia, but Ivo like most communists, don't care for truth but propaganda to make yourself and your ideology look better.


Pamphlet from Moša Pijade how to make partisans and rebels out of peaceful people and create the myth about Jasenovac! source


Another reason to remember 10 April... 1992, the fallen Homeland defenders in Vukovar/Kupres


Jasenovac myth

Kaštel Sućurac is a town within the administrative area of Kaštela in Dalmatia. 97 people died there (source), and somehow they have ended up as vicitims died in Jasenovac?? It's a miracle. They must have died twice?

Kako su nas lagali o Jasenovcu (source)

Najnovije rasprave i informacije koje se pojavljuju glede broja žrtava ustaškog logora u Jasenovcu otvaraju čitav niz tema o kojima se uglavnom šuti. Naime, punih 45 godina tvrdilo se da je u logoru Jasenovac ubijeno 700 000 ljudi i to je bila najstrašnija optužba koja se izricala glede ustaškog režima u Drugom svjetskom ratu. Zanimljivo, nitko se drugi osim budućeg hrvatskog predsjednika, dr. Franje Tuđmana, nikada nije primio u koštac s tim nevjerojatnim podatkom koji budi sumnje već na razini elementarne statistike vezane uz popis stanovništva. Naime, Tuđman je još početkom šezdesetih otvoreno polemizirao oko problematične brojke izazvavši tešku osudu zbog koje je u konačnici i završio u zatvoru koju godinu kasnije. Do sredine osamdesetih dok se nisu javila dva demografa, Kočović i Žerjavić, brojka o 700 tisuća ubijenih je bila službena partijska istina! Tek kad su spomenuti demografi izašli s izračunom od 80 do stotinu tisuća ubijenih u Jasenovcu i ona je pomalo bila prihvaćena u povjesničarskim krugovima u Hrvatskoj, premda niti njihova statistika nije bila do kraja utemeljena na egzaktnim istraživanjima. Brojka je na političkoj razini prihvaćena između ostaloga i stoga jer je na neki način legitimirala tadašnju premisu o podjednakom broju ubijenih na Bleiburgu. Dolaskom hrvatske države glede Jasenovca se počinje operirati brojkom do koje je zapravo dr. Tuđman došao ranije, a radi se o 30 do 40 tisuća ubijenih u Jasenovcu. No, niti onda niti danas nisu se dopustila niti pokrenula bilo kakva istraživanja koja bi to potkrijepila. I to je zapravo najstrašnije! Nitko ne dopušta da se uništi statistički mit!

Prije 30-ak godina mi je profesor Ljubo Boban pričao da je Partija početkom 60-ih naložila temeljita istraživanja i iskapanja u Jasenovcu i s obzirom na to da se vrlo brzo pokazalo da brojku kojom se manipuliralo uopće nije moguće dokazati, a kako je baš s tom brojkom dobiven i novac od ratnih reparacija od Njemačke, istraživanja su prekinuta i sve je stavljeno ad acta. Tu je zapravo napravljena ključna pogreška jer je faktički zabranjeno ustanovljivanje prave istine! Krajem osamdesetih Srbi ponovo počinju divljati glede brojki žrtava Jasenovca i ponovo artikuliraju bezumnu brojku od više od milijun ubijenih Srba i sa tom mitologijom se ulazi i u rat. Kako je ove godine obilježavanje Jasenovca na politički upravo vulgaran način iskorišteno za političke obračune i ovaj put se krenulo sa manipuliranjem brojki. Sada je u prvi plan došla priča o 20 tisuće ubijene djece.

Dakako, za taj podatak ne postoji niti jedan relevantan dokaz, pa čak i kad Milorad Dodik najavljujući film o Jasenovcu i govori o tih 20 tisuća ubijene djece on govori o tome da su oni sahranjeni ”ovdje u Gradini, a najveći dio je bačen u Savu….”. Kako ustanoviti precizan broj pretpostavke ”da je najveći broj bačen u Savu”? Pokušaj ekipe stručnjaka na čelu sa prof. Razumom da se toj temi pristupi krajnje znanstveno i istraživački i da se osnuje neovisna nevladina udruga koja bi se bavila tim problemom, od strane Milanovićeve vlasti je sa indignacijom odbijeno, tako da toj udruzi još nije uopće omogućen rad! Čega se to boji ova vlast u istraživanju točne brojke poginulih u Jasenovcu? Jasenovac je neizbrisiva ljaga na NDH, ali mi već pouzdano znamo da je brojka od 700 000 ubijenih u Jasenovcu bila laž. No, mi isto tako znamo da je komunistička partija Hrvatske šutjela o toj laži. Kao što su godinama šutjeli svi mogući povjesničari od Slavka Goldsteina na dalje. Jesu li svjesni svoje odgovornosti zbog šutnje o ovako monstruoznom preuveličavanju broja žrtava? Ne samo da sami nisu pokušali pobiti tu laž nego su i Tuđmana sredinom 60-ih ostavili da se sam bori sa srbijanskim monstruoznim lažima. Kako se daljnja istraživanja faktički zabranjuju počelo se zavirivati u tzv. poimenični popis jasenovačkih žrtava koji je pokazao da se neka imena ponavljaju, a da su neka imena posve izmišljena! Sad se došlo čak do toga da je na popisu od 80 tisuća imena pronađeno po prvim pretraživanjima 14 tisuća žrtava kojih tamo nema, kako navodi Hrvatski Tjednik!

O likvidaciji 20 tisuća pogubljene djece nigdje nije moguće pronaći niti jedan relevantan dokaz! Pa ipak Pupovac o tome mirno govori! Kao što njegov SDSS (digresije radi spomenimo i to) komemorira u Ogulinu već nekoliko godina tzv. klečke žrtve ustaškog terora premda speleološka istraživanja 70-ih godina nisu u klečkim jamama pronašli ništa drugo negoli ostatke vojnika u ustaškim, njemačkim i domobranskim uniformama! Ali nema veze! Čak i kad nemamo egzaktnih dokaza, čak i kad nemamo precizno ustanovljeno istinu mi komemoriramo žrtve! I dakle, kad se počelo pretraživati po tom poimeničnom popisu ubijenih u Jasenovcu, uprava spomen centra je blokirala pristup mrežnim stranicama! Zašto i kako? Što je zapravo problematično na tom popisu? Najprije činjenica da se neka imena ponavljaju što je nedopustivo za relevantno znanstveno istraživanje. Potom i činjenica da se tamo nalaze imena ljudi koji su živjeli i umrli negdje drugdje. I to je sa stručnog, povjesničarskog i političkog stajališta nedopustivo.

Zatim, činjenica da nema imena ljudi koji su tamo umoreni nakon 1945. g. s obzirom na to da je poznato da je logor bio otvoren i u komunističkoj Jugoslaviji! Dakle, mi znamo da je logor bio otvoren i godinama nakon pada NDH, mi imamo poimenični popis ljudi koji su tamo ubijeni, ali na njemu nema ljudi koji su tamo skončali nakon 1945.! Kako je to moguće? Uostalom, zašto se onemogućava pokušaj da se preciznije utvrde žrtve tog zločina uporno izbjegava? Jest, svi oni koji onemogućavaju ustanoviti točan broj ubijenih u Jasenovcu manipuliraju najnižim političkih strastima. Oni na taj način oskrvnjuju žrtve tog logora jer sa tim brojem sve ove godine manipuliraju u gole političke svrhe. Oni isto tako produžavaju verbalni građanski rat u Hrvatskoj umjesto da ga jednom za uvijek završe. Nema kraja verbalnom građanskom ratu dok se preuveličavaju žrtve Jasenovca, zabranjuje ustanovljavanje pune istine i u isto vrijeme zabranjuje komemoracija Bleiburga i bilo kakve istrage o komunističkim zločinima! Na tim osnovama će teško zavladati mir u ovoj zemlji! Osim toga oni koji lože stare vatre moraju znati da tjeraju vodu na mlin četničkoj vlasti u Republici Srpskoj i u Srbiji koja se upravo sprema snimiti mega filmski spektakl u 700 000 ubijenih u Jasenovcu. Svi oni na hrvatskoj strani koji uporno ne dopuštaju ustanovljavanje prave istine o zločinu u Jasenovcu realno funkcioniraju kao jataci današnje pročetničke vlasti u Srbiji i srpskim dijelovima BIH i kao takvi će u povijesti ostati tretirani.