Bar massacre

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Bar massacre
Location Bar, Montenegro, Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Date 24–27 March 1945
Target Kosovo Albanians
Attack type
Massacre
Deaths 400–450 to 1,500–2,000
Perpetrators Yugoslav Partisans

The Bar massacre (Albanian: Masakra e Tivarit) was the 1945 killing of 400–2,000 Albanians in Bar by Yugoslav Partisans during World War II.

The victims were Albanian recruits from Kosovo, who were supposed to fight the retreating Wehrmacht. Their Yugoslav commanders collected them together, disarmed them and let them walk from Prizren to Bar through the route Prizren–Zhur–Kukës–Puk–Shkodër–Bar in Northern Albania in three different groups.

The recruits were mistreated while on the way and when they arrived in Bar they were executed by their Yugoslav guards.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Massive Grave of Albanian Victims of Tivari Massacre uncovered". Albanian Telegraphic Agency. 19 September 1996. Retrieved 31 August 2012.