Ključ Brdovečki

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Ključ Brdovečki is a naselje (settlement) in the municipality of Brdovec, Zagreb County, Croatia. According to the 2001 census, it has 663 inhabitants[1] living in an area of 3.20 square kilometers (1.24 sq mi).[2]

History[edit]

The village became the site of a mass grave from May 23–25, 1945 when Axis soldiers were massacred there by the Yugoslav Partisans.[3] The Wehrmacht had dug anti-tank trenches in the village, which were used to bury the dead.[3] The mass grave was discovered in 2009.[4] It is estimated that there are 4000 bodies in the graves, with many of them being members of the 392nd (Croatian) Infantry Division (Wehrmacht).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by sex and age, by settlements, census 2001 (Brdovec)". Republic of Croatia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  2. ^ "Prostorno razvojne i resursne značajke: Naselja". Zagreb County Spatial Plan (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
  3. ^ a b U tri noći partizani poubijali više od 4000 ljudi, Večernji List
  4. ^ a b Nova masovna grobnica s ostacima više od 4000 pripadnika njemačke 'Plave divizije'

Coordinates: 45°52′N 15°42′E / 45.867°N 15.700°E / 45.867; 15.700