Daksa (island)

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Daksa

Daksa is a small uninhabited island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. It is situated near Dubrovnik in front of Rijeka Dubrovačka ria. The area of the island is about 0.07 km2,[1] the highest point is 24 m above sea level.

The Daksa's Franciscan monastery was built in 1281. The island was the site of the Daksa massacre by Yugoslav partisans entrance of Dubrovnik in late October 1944.[2] The mayor of Dubrovnik Niko Koprivica was among those executed.[3] In September 2009, authorities discovered the remains of six victims in the area.[4] Soon after, the Daksa 1944/45 Association announced that 48 bodies had been discovered on the island.[5]

The president of the Croatian Helsinki Committee Ivo Banac called for an investigation into what exactly occurred during the massacre.[6] Members of the Croatian Bishops' Conference visited the site in October, 2009.[7]

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  1. ^ Duplančić Leder, Tea; Ujević, Tin; Čala, Mendi (June 2004). "Coastline lengths and areas of islands in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea determined from the topographic maps at the scale of 1 : 25 000" (PDF). Geoadria. Zadar. 9 (1): 5–32. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Udruga Daksa 1944./1945. podignula kaznenu prijavu za ratne zločine". 
  3. ^ "dulist". DuList.hr. 
  4. ^ Otočić Daksa: pronađeni posmrtni ostaci, Slobodna Dalmacija; accessed 12 August 2015.(in Croatian)
  5. ^ Ratne žrtva: na Daksi je život izgubilo 49 ljudi, Slobodna Dalmacija; accessed 12 August 2015.(in Croatian)
  6. ^ Administrator. "Na otočiću Daksi kod Dubrovnika ekshumirano 48 žrtava komunizma". www.poskok.info. 
  7. ^ HRVATSKI BISKUPI POHODILI OTOK DAKSU POKRAJ DUBROVNIKA, pobijeni.info; accessed 12 August 2015.(in Croatian)

Coordinates: 42°40′06″N 18°03′25″E / 42.66833°N 18.05694°E / 42.66833; 18.05694