Additional Historical Links
Who Are Serbs An article on all major characteristic of the Serbian people, its culture, religion and way of life.
To Understand Serbs - look at their art in Kosovo By Waldemar Januszczak - the author approaches the Serb identity through their artistic achievements in the territory of Kosovo and Metohija.
History of Serbia and Montenegro A concise historical survey of Serbia and Montenegro until the Kosovo war.
Serb Land of Bosnia Historic documents and charters proving that Serbs in Bosnia were always people on their own and that the greatest Bosnian kings had a title "King of Serbs" and were crowned in the Serbian Orthodox monastery of Mileseva, in front of holy relics of St. Sava of Serbia - the first archbishop. Bosnian versus Serbian identity is a political construction of our times especially forwarded by Bosnian Moslems in search of their identity.
Islam Under Swastika, by Carl Savich The Grand Mufti and the Nazi Protectorate of Bosnia-Hercegovina, 1941-1945. Like Moslems in Kosovo and Sanjak (Raska) Bosnian Moslems eagerly greeted Nazism and many of them took part in worst attrocities committed against Christian population, primarily Serbs. It is not by chance that in our times Bosnian Moslems sought support of Islamic fundamentalists and mujaheddins from Arabian countries again against Christian population.
More about the involvement of the Bosnian Moslem leaders, especially Mr. Izetbegovic, with mujaheddins in Bosnia you may see on the following pages which contains a few videos in mpg. format. The Serbs in Bosnia could by no means accept a rule of Islamic fundamentalists and that was one of the basic reasons of their opposition to the Western unilateral recognition of independent Bosnia and Hercegovina with domination of Izetbegovic's party.
First World War
"To create an ethnically pure Shqiptar Kosovo, which Albanian called "Kosova", the Shqiptari (Albanians) launched a widescale campaigns of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Ethnic Serbs in the Kosovo-Metohija regions were massacred, and their homes were burned, and survivors were brutally driven out and expelled in policy of ethnic cleansing and genocide. The Balli Kombetar (BK or National Union) was an Albanian nationalist group led by Midhat Fresheri and Ali Klissura whose political objective was to in incorporate Kosovo-Metohija into a Greater Albania and to ethnically cleanse the region ofOrthodox Serbs " Carl Savich
The Holocaust in Kosovo - Sean Mac Mathuna and John Heathcote - This Web Page is focusing on the Nazism among Albanians, especially in Kosovo during the WWII. Under the support of Nazi Germany and Islamic pro-Nazi circles from the Middle East Kosovo Albanian Nazis organized persecutions of Orthodox Serbs and Jews. our link
WW2 Genocide - Albanian SS Skenderbey Division - an important historical analysis of the development of Nazism among Albanians and forming of the infamous SS Skenderbey Division. - Many times Germans had to restrain their Moslem allies: "Bedri Pejani, the Muslim leader of the Albanian National Committee, called for the extermination of Orthodox Serbian Christians in Kosovo-Metohija and for a union of a Greater Albania with Bosnia-Hercegovina and the Rashka (Sandzak) region of Serbia into a Greater Islamic State. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini, was presented the Pejani plan which he approved as being in the interest of Islam. The Germans,however, rejected the plan".
EC: The Roots of Kosovo's Faschism, by George Thompson - another essay "Kosovo Albanian nationalist militias called the "Balli Kombetar" (or "Ballistas") carried out a campaign of deportation and murder of Serbs in 1943 and 1944. Then, on Hitlers express order, the Germans formed the 21st "Waffen-Gebirgs Division der SS" - the Skanderbeg Division. With German leaders and Kosovo Albanian officers and troops, Hitlers hoped that using the Skanderbergs Germany could "achieve its well-known political objective" of creating a viable (i.e., pure) "Greater Albania" including Kosovo".
Ethnic Albanian Nazis massacred 10.000 Serbs in Kosovo during the WW2
Scenes of crimes
Eyewitness to Genocide in Kosovo: Kosovo-Metohija and the Skenderbeg Division I was only 11 years old when Hitleris Division 'Skanderbeg' and 'Prinz Eugen' burned down the village of Velika and killed about 428 persons. Our family paid a heavy price that day - Radoje Knezevic, a Serb from Kosovo and Metohija
Tetovo and Greater Albania Tetovo between 1941-1944, by Carl Savich. The truth about events during the Nazi occupation of today's Macedonia. As well as in Kosovo, Albanian Nazis of Skenderbey SS division commited crimes against Slav population. - "The Skanderbeg SS Division crossed into Macedonia and occupied Tetovo and Skopje in the early part of September, 1944. The purpose for the occupation was to garrison Macedonia and safeguard the retreat of German troops from Greece and the Aegean peninsula".
Destruction of Christian Orthodox churches, desecration of graveyards and
Letters of the Serbian Consul, Pristina 1894-1895
Three letters by Consul Branislav Nusic showing the oppression under which the Serbs lived in the closing years of the Ottoman Moslem rule in Kosovo
Kosovo problem as seen by NYT journalist David Binder in 1987
International Press on Kosovo in the time before Milosevic came to power
From this selection of articles one can see that the treatement of the Kosovo problem was quite different before and that the troubles of Kosovo Serbs in the Albanian dominated Autonomous Province of Kosovo were a concrete and serious problem and not a fiction as it is usually dismissed now
Albanian Appetites in the Balkans
The map issued by Pan-Albanian nationalists with the marked areas claimed by Albanians as their "historic territory": Kosovo - South Serbia - Macedonia (FYROM) ....What comes next?
Albania in the above-mentioned borders has never historically existed except in a short period of Nazi rule in the WW2. Nevertheless migrations of Albanians since Middle Ages to the Serb, Slav-Macedonian and Greek inhabited territories have created a basis for today's territorial and political claims. No need to mention that in the territories out of today's Republic Albania there are no ethnic Albanian cultural monuments older than 19th century, while on the other hand the territories of the Serbian province of Kosovo, today's Macedonia and nothern Greece abound in many Serbian and Greek Orthodox monasteries and churches. The same stands for the toponyms which remain even today predomninantly Slav, even in some parts of today's Albania. The cultural heritage shows the best that the present expansion of Albanian, mostly Moslem, population is a result of expansionistiuc goal to find the Lebensraum for the increasing population. But the history cannot be falsified as it is based not on theoretic presumptions but on material evidences.
Kosovo, Serbian Issue and the Greater Albania Project by Slavenko Terzic, Historical Institute SANU
Greater Albania Ideology Explained by Carl Savich - another attempt to analyse the idea of Greater Albania.
The Times, Fears of Plan For Ethnic States, Aug 7, 2001 The British daily speaks of a plan of unification of "all Albanian inhabited territories" which is slowly emerging as a major threat to the Balkans
Serbian History and Culture
The Cry of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohia, Bishop Atanasije Jevtic - A prayer and confession of our eminent Bishop and theologian
Destruction of Churches and Monasteries in Post-war Kosovo - Scenes of barbarism
Belgrade Visual Tour Photos of the Serbian Capital. Despite 5 centuries of Ottoman rule and 50 years of communism Serbian capital has fully retained its original European Christian appearance.
NEW HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT, Feb 7-2000