This Ustaše camp was opened in December 1941 as holding centre of Jews,Serbs,Gypsies and communists. Most of them were woman and children.
The maximum capacity of Đakovo was 10,000 men. Some 3,000 people were held in this camp. Over 800 camp prisoners died in Đakovo. Two factors played an important role in determining the camp location, namely:
1. The geological location. The camp was located in the centre of Slavonic.
2. The right-wing majority of the local citizens.
The camp was closed in June 1942 after the remaining prisoners were deported to the Jasenovac extermination camp. Today, the camp no longer exists. A memorial at the židovska cemetery commemorates the camp victims of Đakovo.
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- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com