International Legal Aspect Of Status Of Yugoslav Prisoners Of War In Camp Osnabruck, Germany 1941-1945 Cover Image

Međunarodnopravni aspekt statusa jugoslovenskih ratnih zarobljenika u logoru Osnabrik u Nemačkoj od 1941-1945. godine
International Legal Aspect Of Status Of Yugoslav Prisoners Of War In Camp Osnabruck, Germany 1941-1945

Author(s): Jelena Lopičić Jančić
Subject(s): International Law, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Fascism, Nazism and WW II
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: Osnabruck camp; prisoners of war; the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War In 1929; The Allied bombing of the camp on 6 December in 1944;

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses and reviews from the international aspect the status of Yugoslav POW in the camp in Osnabruck in Germany in the period from 1941 to 1945. In the mentioned period in POW camp in Osnabruck were approximately 6,000 active and reserve Yugoslav officers. In this POW camp on a daily basis German military authorities in various ways violated the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War from 1929. These violations represent war crimes against prisoners of war and violation of international law. This paper also shows the activities of Yugoslav POW in the camp Osnabruck in opposing these grave violations of the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War from 1929. The paper also underlines that this Convention from 1929 was a legal basis for protection of prisoners of war also in the POW camp in Osnabruck which was signed by Nazi Germany, but unfortunately was not respected by the Nazi Germany. This paper emphasizes the unreasonable bombing of the POW camp in Osnabruck on 6 December in 1944 by British aviation prison, during which was killed 116 and wounded 128 Yugoslav POW.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 221-237
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian