In Hrtkovci, the participants talked, inter alia, with Catholic priest Marko Kljajić about the persecution of Croatian community from Srem in the period 1991-1995.
Hrtkovci has become a place of nationalist rampage of convicted war criminal Vojislav Šešelj in recent weeks. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Serbia opposed Šešelj with a message “War criminals should shut up so we can talk about victims’.
Instead of media circus around Šešelj, thi visit aimed to offer to young people knowledge and facts about the events in Croatia and Srem.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights organised a travelling school on nationalism where young people form the region, in the course of seven days, had an opportunity to visit the sites of war crimes and other mass violations of human rights during the wars of the 1990s. Lectures and discussions with victims and local population were organised in Belgrade, Hrtkovci, Novi Sad, Osijek, Vukovar, Tuzla, Srebrenica and Sarajevo.