Gudovac massacre

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Gudovac massacre
Location Gudovac, Independent State of Croatia
Date 27–28 April 1941
Target Serbs
Attack type
Mass killing
Deaths 184–196
Perpetrators Ustaše

The Gudovac massacre refers to the April 1941 mass killing of between 184[1] and 196[2] male Serbs by members of the Ustaše in the town of Gudovac near Bjelovar in the Independent State of Croatia during World War II. The massacre was carried out in retaliation for the killing of a Croatian soldier by an unknown person. The victims were drawn from the village of Gudovac and its surroundings. This massacre was the first mass crime committed by the Ustaše after they came to power,[2] and was committed by a group under the direct command of Vjekoslav Luburić.[3]

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  1. ^ Hoare 2006, p. 22.
  2. ^ a b Goldstein 2007, p. 22.
  3. ^ Goldstein 2007, p. 24.


  • Goldstein, Ivo (2007), "The Independent State of Croatia in 1941: On the Road to Catastrophe", in Ramet, Sabrina P., The Independent State of Croatia 1941-45, New York: Routledge, pp. 19–29, ISBN 0-415-44055-6 
  • Hoare, Marko Attila (2006). Genocide and Resistance in Hitler's Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks 1941–1943. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-726380-8. 
  • Judah, Tim (2000). The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0300085079.