February 09th 2013 04:52:38 PM
Perhaps for the First Time Ever, Croatian Revisionists Infitrating Academia are Stopped in their TracksPosted by Julia Gorin
Kristian Kahrs, proprietor of SorrySerbia.com, informs me that Truth and Serbs scored a victory recently in Norway, catching red-handed — and catching the attention of the university — a Croatian historical revisionist who was about to hoodwink Oslo University into hosting a “historical exhibit” that was again going to come at the expense of truth and Serbs.
We know that the enemies of the Serbs never sleep. They are always busy extending their tentacles into every facet of Western life with their self-promoting and Serb-demoting versions of history, recent and remote. And almost 100% of the time, the Western dupes are none the wiser — and are resistant to hearing any contradictions should someone from the Serb side catch wind of it. Indeed, they usually just throw their arms up, make no adjustments, and vow to stay away from Balkans themes in the future, or they continue with the path of least resistance, peddling the propagandists’ line now intentionally after dismissing the objections as “Serbian propaganda.”
From what I can understand, the exhibit is about Partisans who were imprisoned in Norwegian concentration camps during WWII. While Serbs made up 89% of these prisoners, they get no mention. Instead, the emphasis is on — what else? — Croatian and Bosnian Partisan prisoners. And the other usual elements are there: The Croatian and Bosnian embassies were “partners” of the university exhibit, the Serb one left out completely. While this is how things have been working all along — and how Croatian, Bosniak and Albanian supremacists were able to get the world to attack the Serbs — this is the first time I’m hearing of a failed attempt at it. Here is most of Kahrs’ Jan. 30th blog:
…Attached [in Serbian] you will see the protest written by the Serbian Union in Norway led by Boris Maksimović. The exhibition “Thanking the people of Norway” has previously been shown in at Falstad in Norway, and now the Croat Gorana Ognjenović planned to have it at the University of Oslo.
A lot of good Norwegians [have] been involved in this, and Frank Alm Haugen made me aware of this…I have also had close contact with the Serbian embassy in Oslo, and they have also had their communication with the university.
Originally, Ognjenović had the embassies of BiH and Croatia as official partners in the program, without mentioning Serbs or Serbia at all. This is very strange when we know that 89 percent of the Yugoslav prisoners in Norway during WWII were Serbs. Ognjenović also had a text where she was praising the friendship between Norway, BiH and Croatia, again without mentioning Serbia or Serbs. On Jan. 25, however, the university changed the text and removed these two embassies from the program, together with the text Ognjenović wrote. [That never happens!]
Today Marina Tofting, the Director of Communication at the University of Oslo, called me, and she informed me that the exhibition had been moved to November. Here is a translation of what they write on their pages: “The exhibition ‘Thanking the people of Norway’ is moved to November 2013. The University wishes in connection with this theme inviting you to a seminar with academic debate. To achieve a good academic program, we have decided to postpone the opening.”
[It’s very rare that an institution chooses academic rigor over prevailing sentiment when it comes to Balkans history.]
They also removed the name of Gorana Ognjenović from the program [that never happens!!], and I am very pleased that the university do not wish to damage their academic credibility by standing behind this exhibition. It is also encouraging to know that it is possible to change the perception of Serbs as villains and war criminals. The key is to use a scientific and academic approach with sensible arguments. However, in doing this, I think it is crucial to try to have as balanced approach as possible, even if we are not neutral.
Here is an automated translation to story written by Ognjenović with responses from me and Zorica. Now the goal is to exclude Gorana Ognjenović from all future arrangements related to the story of the partizans in Norway.
As a side note, I must as always point out the continuing historical (1940s & 90s) alliance/collusion between Croatians and Bosnian Muslims, which Croats persist in promoting even as Sarajevo is cleaned out of Croats and Croats are finding it increasingly impossible to live in Muslim-bullied Bosnia.
Croatians are reaping what they sowed, yet they keep sowing.
I suppose that anyone wishing to thank, or show support for, Oslo University for its decision in favor of balance and consideration, a courageous thing although it shouldn’t be, can drop a note to Marina Tofting.