Statement made by Ante Vrban, Ustasha major and member of the authorities of Stara Gradiška camp

«Concerning the liquidation of children, I know that there were quite a number of children in the camp, and a certain medical committee which included Ensign Ilija Bukovac and Dr. Buki Kunorti, had the task of selecting healthy children who were transported to Zagreb, Sisak, Jaska and Feričanci. During examination, the committee found 63 sick children and proposed that they should be liquidated. The camp supervisor Mile Orešković ordered me and Grubišić to carry out the liquidation of the selected children. Janko Grubišić proposed that we strangle the children, but when he walked among the children, he was disgusted, so then we ordered the children to be liquidated using gas. On that occasion, all 63 children were liquidated in one room.»

Statement made by Ante Vrban, Ustasha major and member of the authorities of Stara Gradiška camp, at the trial of Ljubo Miloš and a group of Ustasha , 14 July 1948.

«Borba», 15 July 1948.

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