|About the museum:
The Jasenovac Memorial Area and the Memorial Museum were founded in 1968 on the site of the former Ustasha concentration camp called Ciglana 3 in Jasenovac, in which for 1337 days, men, women and children were killed every single day because they were Serbs, Roma, Jews, or communists or antifascists – Croats, Muslims and Slovenes, because they were opponents of the policy of genocide, state terrorism, persecution and robbery, carried out on the basis of racial, ethnic, religious and ideological intolerance by the Ustasha government in the so-called Independent State of Croatia from April 1941 to May 1945. The mission of the Jasenovac Memorial Area is the preservation of a permanent memory of the victims who suffered in World War II in the Ustasha concentration camp of Jasenovac and its execution sites, among which Donja Gradina occupies a special place for the sheer scope of the crimes committed there. The work of the museum is the investigation, collection, study, protection and presentation of museum material and documentation related to the working of the system of the Ustasha camps of Jasenovac, collaboration with surviving inmates, education, projects of exhibition and publishing activities, and the organisation of commemorations in honour of the victims of Jasenovac. The Memorial Area was built up right by the side of the central area of the former Ciglana [Brickworks] 3 camp. In the memorial area, mounds of earth and hollows mark the sites of the authentic camp facilities and the execution grounds within the actual camp. The way to the Flower monument is paved with railway ties, a symbolic continuation of the line that brought the prisoners to the camp. In the Grove of Premonition, at the site of the one-time southern entrance, a memorial train has been placed. From it the way leads to the camp cemetery, Limani, in which there are seven mass graves. As well as the memorial space in Jasenovac, the institution looks after the preserved authentic camp structure called Kula and the camp cemetery in Stara Gradiška, the Roma cemetery in Uštica (17 mass graves), the mass graves in Krapje, Mlaka and Jablanac. Since the end of 2006 an education centre has been working alongside the Memorial Museum. It is planned to build an educational trail – a trail of remembrance of the memorial area of the former Ustasha camp Ciglana 3 in Jasenovac.