List of massacres in Yugoslavia
The following is a list of 20th century massacres that have occurred in Yugoslavia (numbers may be approximate). Areas once part of Yugoslavia that are now parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Montenegro; see the lists of massacres in those countries for more details. Main perpetrators in WW2, with approximate numbers, were Ustase with 7,500, Chetniks with 5,000, Wermacht with 4,300, Partisans with 2,700, and unaligned villagers with 1,100.
World War II
The Ustaše's largest genocidal massacres were carried out in Bosanska Krajina and in places in Croatia where Serbs constituted a large proportion of the population including Banija, Kordun, Lika, and northern Dalmatia. Chetnik massacres of the Bosniak population took place in eastern Bosnia which had been "relatively untouched" by the Ustaše until the spring of 1942. These massacres were not acts of revenge, but "an expression of the genocidal policy and ideology of the Chetnik movement." The Partisans also perpetrated massacres, notably at Kulen Vakuf in September 1941.
|Gudovac massacre||28 April 1941||Gudovac, near Bjelovar||184–196||Ustaše||The Ustaše committed their first mass atrocity, killing between 184 and 196 male Serbs.|
|Kosinj massacre||30 April 1941||Kosinj, Lika||600||Ustaše||The Ustaše assembled Serb men, women and children and massacred them.|
|Blagaj massacre||April–May 1941||Blagaj||250||Ustaše||The Ustaše massacred 250 Serb peasants at Blagaj near Slunj in the Kordun region.|
|Veljun massacre||9 May 1941||Veljun, Kordun region||400||Ustaše||The Ustaše killed 400 Serb peasants in their second mass atrocity after they came to power.|
|Glina massacre||11–12 May 1941||Glina||260–300||Ustaše||Serbs were herded into a church by Ustaše and killed by gunfire.|
|Nevesinje massacre||late May–June 1941||Nevesinje||173||Ustaše||Serbs were tortured and then killed by the Ustaše.|
|Ljubinje massacre||early June 1941||Ljubinje, Herzegovina||140||Ustaše||A group of Serbs were massacred by the Ustaše.|
|Bileća massacre||June 1941||Bileća, Herzegovina||600||Serb villagers||Bosnian Serb villagers killed hundreds of Muslims in the district of Bileća.|
|Korita massacre||3 June 1941||Korita||133–180||Ustaše||Serbs were shot by the Ustaše then thrown into a pit called the Koritska Jama.|
|Knin massacre||15 June 1941||Knin||60||Ustaše||The Ustaše rounded up 60 Serbs in Knin and subsequently massacred them.|
|Metković massacre||25 June 1941||Metković||280||Ustaše||280 Serbs were killed by the Ustaše after decree on the defense of the people and state is issued by the Independent State of Croatia on 17 April 1941.|
|Čelebić massacre (1941)||July 1941||Čelebić||104||Ustaše||The Ustaše massacred 403 Serbs in Čelebić.|
|Grabovac massacre||24–25 July 1941||Grabovac, near Petrinja||1,200||Ustaše||Serbs were massacred by the Ustaše.|
|Višegrad massacre (1941)||July–August 1941||Višegrad||500||Serb villagers||Bosnian Serb villagers killed 500 Muslims in and around Višegrad.|
|Prebilovci massacre||4–6 August 1941||Prebilovci||650||Ustaše||The Ustaše killed at least 650 Serbs in Prebilovci.|
|Glina massacre (July 1941)||5 August 1941||Glina||1,200–2,000||Ustaše||Serbs were massacred by the Ustaše.|
|Zaklopača massacre||August 1941||Srebrenica||81||Chetniks||Chetniks under the command of Jezdimir Dangić barricaded a group of Muslims in a local mekteb (Muslim religious school) which was then set alight, killing eighty-one people.|
|Otecac massacre||1941||Otecac||331||Ustaše||Serbs were killed by the Ustaše.|
|Kulen Vakuf massacre||5–8 September 1941||Kulen Vakuf||over 1,600||Partisan Drvar Brigade||Muslim men, women and children were killed by Partisans and local peasants.|
|Javor massacre||1941||Javor||100+||Ustaše||Hundreds of Serbs were massacred in Javor, near Srebrenica and Ozren.|
|Kraljevo massacre||mid-October 1941||Kraljevo||1,755||Wehrmacht||The Wehrmacht killed several thousand civilians in a series of reprisal shootings|
|Kragujevac massacre||20–21 October 1941||Kragujevac||2,500||Wehrmacht||Several thousands civilians were killed by the Wehrmacht|
|Goražde massacre||29 November 1941||Goražde||300+||Chetniks||Several hundred Bosnian Muslims were killed by the Chetniks and their bodies were left hanging in the town or thrown into the Drina river.|
|Foča massacre (1941)||5 December 1941||Foča||500||Chetniks||Chetniks received the town of Foča from the Italians and proceeded to massacre around five hundred Bosnian Muslims.|
|Žepa massacre||late 1941||Žepa||300||Chetniks||The Chetniks killed 300 residents of the town.|
|Čelebić massacre (1942)||January 1942||Čelebić||54||Chetniks||The Chetniks killed 54 Bosnian Muslims and torched the village.|
|Srebrenica massacre||January 1942||Srebrenica||1,000||Chetniks||The Chetniks killed around a thousand Bosnian Muslim civilians in the town and in nearby villages.|
|Višegrad massacre (1942)||January 1942||Višegrad||1,000+||Chetniks||The Chetniks killed the civilians of the town with deaths reportedly in the thousands.|
|Battle of Dražgoše||11–12 January 1942||Dražgoše||41||Wehrmacht||The Wehrmacht executed 41 civilian hostages in the village|
|Pljeva massacre||February 1942||Pljeva, Central Bosnia||41||Partisans||Partisans massacred 41 captured Croatian Home Guards|
|Drakan massacre||3 March 1942||Drakan||42||Chetniks||The Chetniks burned 42 Bosnian Muslim villagers to death.|
|Foča massacre (1942)||August 1942||Foča||2,000||Chetniks||The Chetniks carried out further massacres of Muslims in the area of Foča in August 1942, killing as many as 2,000.|
|Gata massacre||1 October 1942||Gata||100+||Chetniks||The Chetniks killed civilians for their pro-Yugoslav Partisan sympathies and for the destruction of the Split-Omiš road.|
|Operation Alfa||14–15 October 1942||Prozor||543||Chetniks||The Chetniks killed Croat and Bosnian Muslim civilians under the suspicion that they harbored and aided the Yugoslav Partisans.|
|Daksa massacre||October, 1944||Daksa||35||Partisans||The Partisans executed a group of Croatian prisoners|
|Jakljan massacre||May, 1945||Jakljan||214||Partisans||German prisoners were executed by the Partisans|
|Barbara Pit||May – September 1945||Huda Jama||726||Partisans|
|Ćuška massacre||14 May 1999||Cuska (near Peć)||48|
|Drenica massacres||Feb-March 1998
|Izbica massacre||28 March 1999||Izbica||146|
|Ljubenić massacres||25 May 1998 and 1 April 1999||Ljubenić||74+|
|Operation Račak||15 January 1999||Račak, Kosovo, FR Yugoslavia||40-45|
|Podujevo massacre||28 March 1999||Podujevo||19|
- List of massacres in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- List of massacres in Croatia
- List of massacres in Serbia
- List of massacres in Slovenia
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