Zuroff believes that the head of the Croatian Culture Movement
(CCM) has nothing to fear, but he still claims that his ideas
Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem rejected the allegations raised by Tomislav
Dragun, president of the Croatian Culture Movement, who
has recently requested from Tomislav Karamarko to protect
him from the Jewish Nazi hunter and the head of the Center,
Simon Wiesenthala Center explains how this panic is ridiculous, but the center
still holds that raising the monument to Ante Pavelic in
Zagreb is a ‘product of sick mind’.
Zuroff said in a statement that
anyone who seeks the proof that Dragun and his movement
have lost the connection with reality, should look at the
charges that Dragun spreads in the media.
This is shameful for Croatian
society as a whole
Such unfounded allegations, Zuroff
said, 'clearly show that the extreme right in Croatia,
promotes the worst kind of sick fantasies’.
- If anyone needs to be protected,
it’s the rest of the Croatian society, which should be
spared the inconvenience since Dragun and his CCM in no
way represent the Republic of Croatia - statement says.
The Jerusalem center, which has
more than 400 thousand members, sent a note to Croatia
in a statement in which they hope that the Croats will
stop the mindless idea of raising the monument to Ante
Pavelic. Such a monument, they believe, would be an insult
to all the murdered civilians from the ranks of Serbs,
Jews, Roma and anti-fascists.