Ivo Pejaković graduated from Zagreb University in 2006 with a degree in history. From 2009 he was employed as curator of Memorial Museum at Jasenovac Memorial Site and from 2019 he was appointed the director of the Jasenovac Memorial Site. He is the author and co-author of several exhibitions related to the history of Jasenovac camp and Jasenovac Memorial, including “Roma in the Jasenovac camp”. He is a co-author of a textbook for teachers “Roma During Second World War in the Independent State of Croatia“. He was also a participant in many different international conferences on topics of Holocaust and the culture of memory. He is the member of Trans-European Exchange Platform on History and Remembrance, “Memorylab“. From 2018 he is the representative of Croatia in International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), in Museums and Memorials Working Group.
Jasenovac Memorial Site is in the immediate vicinity of the former Jasenovac concentration camp, Camp III (Brickworks). In the Memorial Site the original sites of buildings and execution sites within the camp itself are marked by earth mounds and hollows. The path to the Flower Memorial is paved with railway sleepers. They denote symbolically part of the preserved railway track used to transport prisoners to the camp.
The activities of Jasenovac Memorial Site have developed in different directions and include compiling, researching, scientifically processing, preserving and exhibiting the museum buildings and documents on how the Jasenovac Ustasha camp system operated; an educational programme; organising exhibitions and publications; ongoing co-operation with surviving prisoners and organising commemorative events in honour of the Jasenovac victims.
Source: Jasenovac Memorial Site, http://www.jusp-jasenovac.hr/Default.aspx?sid=6468
Place: Jasenovac Memorial Site
Interviewers: Marina Gržinić, Sefik Tatlić
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret