The Vatican's Holocaust is a book by Avro Manhattan contains detailed information about what happened in Pavelic's and Stepinac's Ustasha Croatia--including the "forced conversions, mass murders of non-Catholics, Catholic extermination camps, disclosures of Catholic clergy as commanders of concentration camps; documented with names, dates, places, pictures and eyewitness testimony."*

*This information is found on the back cover of The Vatican's Holocaust

The following information is adapted from www.srpska-mreza.com/History/ww2/book/Manhattan-vatican.html (and that link's supplemental pages). I do not know from whence I received my copy of The Vatican's Holocaust, however, the reference information inside the book agrees with that shown below.


The sensational account of the most horrifying religious massacre of the 20th century

by Avro Manhattan

Manhattan's book
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 Library of Congress catalog card number: 86-062016
 First printing, 1986,
 Published by: Ozark Books
 Box 3703, Springfield, MO 65808


  The Vatican's Holocaust - Revealed at Last!

A sensational account of the most horrifying religious massacre of the 20th Century. Startling revelations of forced conversions, mass murders of non-Catholics, Catholic extermination camps, disclosures of Catholic clergy as commanders of concentration camps; documented with names, dates, places, pictures, and eyewithness testimony.

BACK COVER (About The Author):

Avro Manhattan is world-renowned authority on Roman Catholicism in politics. A resident of London, during World War II he operated a radio station called "Radio Freedom," broadcasting to occupied Europe. He also wrote political commentaries for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Besides lecturing and writing short stories, essays, articles, novels and plays, he has written several best-sellers, including THE VATICAN IN WORLD POLITICS, twice Book-Of-The-Month and going through 57 editions.



THE VATICAN'S HOLOCAUST is not a misnomer, an accusation, and even less a speculation. It is an historical fact. Rabid nationalism and religious dogmatism were its two main ingredients. During the existence of Croatia as an independent Catholic State, over 700,000 men, women and children perished. Many were executed, tortured, died of starvation, buried alive, or were burned to death.

Hundreds were forced to become Catholic. Catholic padres ran concentration camps; Catholic priests were officers of the military corps which committed such atrocities.

700,000 in a total population of a few million, proportionally, would be as if one-third of the USA population had been exterminated by a Catholic militia.

What had been gathered in this book will vindicate the veracity of these facts. Dates, names, and places, as well as photos are there to prove them.

They should become known to the American public, not to foster vindictiveness, but to warn them of the danger, which racialism and sectarianism, when allied with religious intolerance can bring to any contemporary nation, whether in Europe or in the New World.

This work should be assessed without prejudice and as a lesson; but even more vital, as a warning for the future of the Americans, beginning with that of the USA.

Avro Manhattan

(End quote)


Forceful conversion of the Orthodox Serbs

War against women and children

Serbs thrown alive into mass graves

Mass executions

The most primitive weapons

Collecting blood of an Orthodox victim

Even Nazi Germans were horrified


The following photograph was referenced in:

Professor Edmond Paris: "Genocide in Satellite Croatia 1941 - 1945" on page 235.
The caption under the photograph reads (quote):

Vlado Margetic, Franciscan, forcibly proselytizing Orthodox Serbs.

(End quote).

(Baron) Avro Manhattan: "The Vatican's Holocaust", under similar photograph, on page 68, says (quote):

"Converting" the Orthodox Serbs, December 21st, 1941, Friars, besides Priests, participated in forcible conversions. They were no less ruthless than the parish clergy, e.g. Monk Ambrozije Novak, Guardian of the Capucine Monastery in Varazdin, who, after surrounding the village of Mosanica with Ustashi contingents, told the people: "You Serbs are condemned to death, and you can only escape that sentence by accepting Catholicism."

Catholic Padres did not hesitate to liquidate those who resisted. Witness Father Dr. Dragutin Kamber, a Jesuit priest and sworn Ustashi, who ordered the killing of 300 Orthodox Serbs in Doboj... Or Father Dr. Branimir Zupanic, who had more than 400 people killed in one village alone: Ragoje. Father Srecko Peric, of the Gorica Monastery, near Livno [Herzegovina], advocated mass murders with the following words: "Kill all Serbs. And when you finish come here, to Church, and I will confess you and free you from sin." This resulted in a massacre, on August 10th, 1941, during which over 5,600 Orthodox Serbs in the district of Livno alone lost their lives.

(End quote).


The following photograph was referenced in:

Professor Edmond Paris: "Genocide in Satellite Croatia 1941 - 1945" on page 232.
The caption under the photograph reads (quote):

Serbian women and children, labeled as enemies of the State of Croatia, being taken to concentration camps, where they died of starvation, or were killed.
End quote.

(Baron) Avro Manhattan: "The Vatican's Holocaust", under similar photograph, on page 91 says (quote):

The Ustashi after raiding some Orthodox village, as rule deported the women and children, either to concentration camps or to the nearest convent, where the little "heretics" were rebaptized. This task was carried by "Caritas," a Catholic organization run by the Hierarchy.

Very often, however, women and children were massacred with the rest.

[our note: below, we add more from the quote from page 91 of The Vatican's Holocaust]

In the village of Susnjary, for instance, after killing most of the inhabitants, the Ustashi led away about twenty surviving children, whom they tied to the threshold of a barn, which was then set on fire. Most were burned alive. The few who survived, horribly scorched, were then killed. As testified by eye witness Gjordana Friendlender, the Ljubo Milos case.

On September 13, 1941, several youngsters were impaled. Girls had their breasts cut and their hands made to pass through them.

Many died of starvation or disease in concentration camps run by priests or monks....

End quote.


The following photograph was referenced in:

(Baron) Avro Manhattan: "The Vatican's Holocaust", on page 38.
The caption under the photograph reads (quote):

"The Pit of Death"

An Orthodox Serb being thrown alive into a mass grave in the notorious concentration camp of Jasenovac, in 1942.

The Pit of Death" was reserved for those Serbs who challenged their Catholic convertors. The camp, when run by the Franciscan Monk, Father Filipovic, equalled in horrors Dachau Concentration Camp. These horrors, however, were often committed in rural districts as well.

On April 28, 1941 [18 days after the formation of the Ustashi "Independent State of Croatia"], for instance, Ustashi storm troopers encircled the villages of Gudovac, Tuke Brezovac, Klokocevac and Bolac, in the district of Bjelovar, and arrested 250 Orthodox peasants, among whom was Stevan Ivankovich and the Orthodox pries, Bozin. Having them led all to a field, the Ustashi ordered them to dig their own graves. This done, their hands were tied behind their backs. Thereupon, they were ALL PUSHED ALIVE INTO THEIR GRAVES.

The barbarity created such a commotion, even among the Nazis, that they set up a Committee to exhume the bodies and took photographs as evidence. The oral process was incorporated in an official Nazi document, "Ustachenwerk bei Bjelovar."

(End quote).

American-German-NATO Nazis of 1990's outdid their WWII predecessors. This time they did not care to unearth the Serbs. Instead they accused the victims; the Serbs of doing what was done to them - and kept digging in search of "Serb atrocities."


The following photograph was referenced in:

(Baron) Avro Manhattan: "The Vatican's Holocaust", on page 79.
The caption under the photograph reads (quote):

"Indiscriminate mass deportations and mass executions became one of the most characteristic features of the Ustashi. Very often the life or death of the prisoners depended upon the whims of the local Commander or even the local Catholic priest.

Ustashi authorities would summon the Orthodox Serbs to perform public works or listen to some new law. Once they were gathered in a given place, they would be surrounded, marched outside the village or a town, and executed without further ado.

In most remote regions of Upper Dalmatia and Bosnia Herzegovina, there took place such veritable extermination. Women and children were not spared.

Some detachments of Ustashi, with the idea of saving themselves the trouble of burying bodies, shot their victims on bridges. In Brcko, for instance, the home town of Dzafer Kulenovic [a Muslim], the Ustashi Prime Minister, the Orthodox prisoners were all executed on the local bridge and then immediately hurled into the [Sava] river.

This photograph shows the bodies of people executed by the Ustashi and flung into river Kupa, in May 1945.

(End quote).


The following photograph was referenced in:

Professor Edmond Paris: "Genocide in Satellite Croatia 1941 - 1945" on page 322.

The caption under the photograph reads (quote):

Saw, knife and gun used on this Serbian peasant.
(End quote).

(Baron) Avro Manhattan: "The Vatican's Holocaust", on page 78.
The caption under the same photograph reads (quote):

Mass murders were supplemented by the massacre of individuals, mostly in rural districts. Instances of the utmost ferocity occured. The Ustashi very often used the most primitive weapons, such as forks, spades, hammers and saws, to torture their victims prior to their execution. They broke their legs, pulled off their skin and beards, blinded them by cutting their eyes with knifes and even tearing them from their sockets,...

...In this photograph Ustashi are torturing an Orthodox Serb with a saw prior to executing him. Somewhere in Bosnia, in 1943. The photograph was found in the pocket of a dead Ustashi in 1945.

(End quote).


The following photograph was referenced in:

(Baron) Avro Manhattan: "The Vatican's Holocaust", on page 46.
Ustashi cutting the throat of one of their Serbian Orthodox victims. Notice now a Ustashi holding a vessel to collect the first spurt of blood and thus prevent their uniforms from being blood stained. The brutal crime - one of many - took place near Cajnice in 1943.
(End quote).

NOTE: The author of the book, Baron Manhattan, does not know of Ustashi WWII song:

"Mi Ustase ne pijemo vina
Nego krvi Srbina iz Knina".


"We Ustashi do not drink wine,
but blood of Serbs from town of Knin".
(This rimes in Serbo-Croatian.)

We can not know whether the Ustashi from the photograph did drink the blood they collected, but we believe that the photograph is their trying to enact the song.

Thanks to American lead NATO-Nazis the town of Knin which was majority Serbian since 1578 is now Serb-free. Since August 1995 the town of Knin is just one of many ghost towns of Krajina. The problem solved - cowboy way.


The following photograph was referenced in:

(Baron) Avro Manhattan: "The Vatican's Holocaust", on page 35.
The caption under the photograph reads (quote):

A mass execution carried out by the Ustashi at Brode [near Vukovar], early in 1941. Nazi troops were looking at some of the victims.

The Nazis, who for a time were posted in Croatia, were so horrified at the Ustashi atrocities that they set up special commission to investigate them. The Orthodox Church of Serbia, in fact, appealed directly to the Nazi General Dukelman to intervene and stop the Ustashi horrors.

The Germans and the Italians managed to restrain the Ustashi while they were under their supervision. When the Nazis left Croatia, however, the Ustashi multiplied their atrocities, unrepremanded by the Government. Since the later's policy was one of the total elimination of the Orthodox Serbian population via forcible conversions, expulsion, or straightforward massacre.

Victims were executed in groups without trial on bridges and then thrown into the river. In May 1941 the Ustashi beseiged Glina. Having gathered together all the Orthodox males of over fifteen years of age from Karlovac, Sisak and Petrinja, they drove them outside the town and killed 600 of them with guns, knives and sledge hammers.

(End quote).

According to the webpage at srpska-mreza.com/Croatia/index.html, "Ustashas are marching again!" The second link down leads to a page with the title, "Today's Croatia is a Carbon Copy of its Nazi Predecessor" (srpska-mreza.com/Croatia/carbon-copy.html). It states that--

"Today's Independent State of Croatia has the same:
  • Name
  • Flag
  • National Emblem
  • National Anthem
  • Currency
  • Uniforms (Nazi black shirts)
  • Pure blooded police
  • Nazi terminology of WWII
  • State sponsored atrocities toward Serbian civilians are the same."

That same website states that the Serbian people are being villanized through the controlled news channels and made to look like aggressors instead of victims. The website also has information on who the Serbs and the Croats are (as well as those which have converted to Islam). From the website, it looks as if the Serbs and Croats are primarily separated by religion and not race or language.

Why are you examining this? This investigation began when reading the article, "Systematic Murder of Believers--The Untold History of the Inquisition" which brought the Roman Catholic use of force into the twentieth century with the event of Croatia. From there, step by step, there has been an unfolding. I have been very sorry about what happened to the Serbian people (adherents of the Orthodox religion do not acknowledge the primacy of the pope, but the Orthodox church is very similar to Roman Catholicism with sacraments, heavy uses of icons/images/idols, etc.) and have found myself looking at what happened in Yugoslavia (strategems, events, participants (Romish leaders and laity--of note: NOT ALL CATHOLICS CONSENTED TO THE MURDERS), etc.) as an example of other forthcoming aggressions around the world...Inquisitions and Holocausts against peoples, citizens...and ultimately the people of God.

In the end, all unsaved people will be one--as a single people, they will hate us and will worship the beast and the dragon that gave power to the beast. By peace, the beast shall destroy many. The people will worship him--all except the saints. The saints will have his attention--it is given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.


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