Remembering The Massacre At Medugorje

Your article on Bosnia ("As mobsters flaunt their piety, pilgrims bring in the big bucks," Spotlight, Nov. 4) fails to mention an earlier episode in Medugorje's history. On June 28, 1941, local Croat Ustasha units began a wholesale massacre of Serb civilians. Many hundreds of women and children were killed in a ravine less than two miles from the Franciscan monastery at Medugorje. An obelisk and chapel dedicated to the victims no longer stand.

You also fail to mention that there are hardly any Serbs left in nearby Mostar, where, in 1991, they constituted one-fifth of the population.

Yugo Kovach

Twickenham, Middlesex


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