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Today in World War II History—April 10, 1941

Yugoslavian infantry surrendering to Germans, 6 April 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-1975-036-24)

Yugoslavian infantry surrendering to Germans, 6 April 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-1975-036-24)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 10, 1941: Germans take Zagreb, capital of Croatia in Yugoslavia.

Germans establish puppet state in Croatia under Ante Pavelić, whose Ustase government will persecute and massacre Jews, Serbs, and Roma.

Adolf Hitler meets Ante Pavelić at the Berghof, 9 June 1941 (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Adolf Hitler meets Ante Pavelić at the Berghof, 9 June 1941 (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)