Stara Gradiška prison
The prison site was first established in 1799.
During World War II, the former Austro-Hungarian fortress was used by the Ustaša regime as the Stara Gradiška concentration camp, a part of the Jasenovac complex, the largest extermination camp in occupied Yugoslavia.
The detention facility was shut down by the Republic of Croatia in 1990, a decision made formal in February 1991. However, from October 1991 until July 1993, the prison was again re-opened by the Krajina Serbs, who captured and detained numerous Croats in the facility during the Croatian War of Independence.
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