Sisačko-Moslavačka Županija

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

15 travelers at this place

  • Day252


    July 6, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    After the Independent State of Croatia was established by the force of the Axis powers behind it, the first thing the Croat leaders did was to clear the decks of undesirables: that is anybody who did not agree with them or who posed a potential threat. A number of concentration camps were established, amongst them Jasenovac and Stara Gradiska In a unhealthy swampland conveniently serviced by an existing train line. Whilst they were not extermination camps like Auschwich, the inmates still died, mainly from disease, malnourishment and overwork though plenty were shot, (some whilst trying to escape.) In the museum, a torn scrap of cardboard with "thirsty" scrawled on it records an episode when the notorious camp commandant ordered on section of the camp to be denied food and water - until they were no more.
    Stara G soon became a holding facility for women and children. The women were sent on to labour camps in Germany and the children were left behind, soon to die from malnutrition and untreated diseases.
    The exact number of people perishing will probably never be known. So far 82,570 have been identified by name: 47,141 Serbs, 16,148 Roma, 13,041 Jews, 4,235 Croats, 1,129 Bosnian Muslims. And of these, about 20,000 were children under 14.
    Video testimonies from survivors make it clear that people were not targeted for religious or ethnic reasons but because they were not "People Like Us" and in particular many were communists and actively opposing the State. That's why Orthodox Christian Croats were included as well.
    Unlike the German SS with no sense of shame who kept their camps going until virtually until the Allies arrived, the Ustase knew exactly what they were doing and made every effort to destroy the evidence before their enemy turned up. Hence there are no buildings left standing and this memorial flower grows alone out of the fields now returned to hay.

    As I left, I could not help but notice the tattooed lightening bolt on the neck of the security guard. It could all happen again so easily.
    Read more

  • Day251


    July 5, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    30 km off the main highway I entered a secluded valley where anti-Axis partisans had a large base and hospital. From Podgaric Tito launched his uprising against the despised Ustase forces of the Independent State of Croatia. After hostilities ended the authorities decided to build this "Spomenik":
    "Here are buried 900 soldiers from the wider area of Moslavine, who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and independence of our nation during the National Liberation struggle from 1941 - 1945."

    The wings of victory are represented in this concrete monument; and a fuller description of the symbolism is on-line.
    It was a very peaceful place in the setting sun which I could enjoy alone until a man drove up to exercise his dog.
    Read more

  • Day17


    September 8, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Vergeblich haben wir versucht einen passenden Campingplatz im Nationalpark zu finden. Es gab 2 schöne Plätze, aber das war uns von der Zufahrt zu gewagt. Durch Zufall haben wir jetzt diesen Platz in der Nähe der kroatischen Grenze gefunden. Der Platz gehört zu einem Motel und für 10 Euro dürfen wir die riesige Wiese direkt an der Una für uns alleine nutzen. Jetzt müssen wir noch überlegen wie es weiter geht... 7 hi noRead more

  • Day6

    Lonjsko Polje

    August 28, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Wir sind in Slawonien. Das ist eine komplett andere Welt. Alte, und zum Teil entvölkerte Dörfer prägen die Landschaft an der Sava. Der Campground Zelen-Gaj ist ein sehr angenehmer Platz mit Duschen und Toiletten auf einem Bauernhof. Hier kann man das Landleben pur erleben.Read more

  • Day36

    Ökodorf in Kroatien

    October 17, 2019 in Croatia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Es sind so viele verschiedene neue Eindrücke und Erfahrungen, die ich hier gemacht habe, dass ich sie gar nicht alle nennen kann. Auf jeden Fall konnte ich erfahren, dass man sich ein komplett anderes Leben aufbauen kann, wenn man nur will. Es ist eine andere Welt hier - eine schöne und stille Welt und eine tolle Erfahrung. Auch wenn ich Stille liebe, wäre mir ein solch völlig autarkes Leben doch auf Dauer zu einsam. Außerdem habe ich gemerkt, wie sehr ich doch an meinen gewohnten Toiletten-, Warmwasser- und Dusch - Möglichkeiten hänge... Aber die Menschen in dem Dorf hier haben sich eine tolle eigene Blase geschaffen, die für sie selbst wunderbar funktioniert. Ich hatte sehr spannende und interessante Gespräche und Begegnungen und nehme sehr viel mit. Fotos und Details folgen dieses Mal aus Respekt vor der Privatsphäre meiner Gastfamilie nicht.Read more

  • Day3

    Day 3 - Sisak

    August 4, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Aug 4- Saturday -Sisak and Petrinja
    Went into the town. Swimming at the river (kupa). Had ice cream and coffee. Went to visit stari grad in sisak. Learned about the war and history of this region. Went for dinner to petrinja. Beautiful drive with a lot of history and reminance of the war. Restaurant was called korablja tisinic. Amazing food teletina ispod peke and homeade soup.. for desert palacinke. Delicious. a great place. Outside is a petting zoo for kids with deer, llamas, kangaroos, birds, squirrels rabbits and more. Kids loved it. Came back to rafajs and tried a hookah for first time. Relaxing drink and chat one their veranda. Great day.Read more

  • Day4

    Day 4 - Sisak - Glina

    August 5, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Aug. 5. Sunday- Sisak and Glina
    Woke up at 4am to drive steph to airport in zagreb where she was leaving for paris. Barbara made thick crepes.. kids were in heavan. Went to outdoor swimming pool in sisak called caprag. It was awesome. Kids had so much fun. After this went for late lunch/ dinner to Pečenjarnica PETICA. Amazing. After this took kids for ice cream. Home for a rest to get ready for Thompson in concert in glina. Marko drove Katarina, Iva and I to glina for victory day (Oluja). over 80k people. Dalmatino, drazen zarko and Thompson performed. Amazing experience for me and the girls, unforgetable.Read more

  • Day5

    Day 5 - Sisak

    August 6, 2018 in Croatia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Aug 6 Monday. Sisak.
    Went to pool caprag again with kids. Steph in paris still. Met marko at gema pizzeria in sisak located along the river kupa. Great pizza. Iva and kat had an arrugala and tomato pizza and loved it. Came home relaxed. It was so hot out 34d. Went after dinner to visit teta marina and jadranko at their house in sisak. Finished night off with a drink with barbara and marko on their terrace. Another great day in Sisak.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Sisačko-Moslavačka Županija, Sisacko-Moslavacka Zupanija, Sisak-Moslavina, Sisak e Moslavina, 시사크모슬라비나 주