The communist regime in the former illegitimate state of Yugoslavia was characterized by an unprecedented reign of violence and terror. From 1945 to 1990, several hundred thousand people of all South Slavic ethnic groups, but mostly Catholic Croats, fell victim to this brutal terror regime.
The Communist Party of Yugoslavia defended the power of party leader Josip Broz – Tito in a one-party system with various state security services, which, as the party’s shield and sword, mercilessly murdered opponents of the regime worldwide.
From 1945, hundreds of thousands of people fled from the communist regime of Yugoslavia to West Germany and other Western European countries for political and economic reasons, where many Croats also received political asylum. The conflicts between exiled Croats and the communist regime of Yugoslavia developed in the early 1960s when the first guest workers from Yugoslavia came to Germany. With the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bonn and Belgrade in 1968, the longest – still unsolved – series of murders in West German territory since 1945 began. August 23 is the annual “European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Stalinism and National Socialism” and thus also a day of remembrance for all victims of Titoism in the unjust Yugoslav state from 1945 to 1990.
This film is dedicated to all these people, regardless of religion and nationality.