Lisa Adeli is Outreach Coordinator for the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Tucson, Arizona. She is also a TeacherFellow with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Dr. Adeli received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Arizona.2009 0-7734-4745-8
During World War II, the Croatian ultra-nationalist Ustaa persecuted nearly two million Serbs, Jews, and Roma in the Independent State of Croatia (present-day Croatia and Bosnia). Political analysts today often cite this genocide as proof that ethnic violence within the region is inevitable. However, an equally important reality is that within just four years, Ustaa excesses had provoked a widespread popular reaction against the violence and the national exclusivity that inspired it.