Redrawing the Borders of the Yugoslav Republics
The editorial makes mention of Croatian/Nazi collaboration during World War II. Why is this the only aspect of history that deserves mention? What about the equally grisly crimes of the Serbian Chetniks? And what about the Yugoslavian royalist government's allegations of Serbian "racial superiority," which was meant to justify further allied aid for a Serbian-dominated Yugoslavia? What about the many Croats who risked their lives to fight against the Nazis - among them, Croatia's current president?And why stop at World War II? What about the unlawful imprisonments, tortures, and murders perpetrated by the Serbian royalists who governed Yugoslavia before then? There are people throughout Yugoslavia who remember with horror the cruelty of that regime, and who are terrified to see the likes of V. Seselj of the now-reactivated Serbian Chetnik Party gaining prominence. Is it because they have been too civilized to voice their fears with guns and bombs that they are being ignored? Martin Hrgovcic, Houston Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.