Veljun massacre

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Veljun massacre
Location Veljun, Kordun region, Independent State of Croatia
Date 9 May 1941
Target Serbs
Attack type
Mass killing
Deaths 400
Perpetrators Ustaše

The Veljun massacre refers to the May 1941 mass killing of 400 Serbs by members of the Ustaše in the village of Veljun in the Kordun region of the Independent State of Croatia during World War II. The victims were drawn from the village of Veljun and its surroundings. This massacre was the second mass crime committed by the Ustaše after they came to power.[1] The massacre was committed by a group under the direct command of Vjekoslav Luburić.[2]

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  1. ^ Goldstein 2007, p. 22.
  2. ^ 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