EXTERMINATION OF A NATION; Refugees Herded on to Nazi-Style Trains Clear Evidence of Concentration Camps Ethnic Intellectuals Picked out and Killed

By Smith, Anna | Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), April 1, 1999 | Go to article overview

EXTERMINATION OF A NATION; Refugees Herded on to Nazi-Style Trains Clear Evidence of Concentration Camps Ethnic Intellectuals Picked out and Killed


Smith, Anna, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)


THOUSANDS of women and children trapped in Kosovo face starvation within 10 days unless the Serbs allow aid to reach them.

Families have had no food or medical supplies for more than a week, with Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic letting nothing through.

Catherine Bertinia, of the United Nations, said: "People in Kosovo cannot live for long and may be dead within seven to 10 days. Those people may be starving."

The last food rations were handed out on March 23.

Bertinia, director of the UN's World Food Programme, added: "It is impossible to air-drop food - it is difficult to locate people, and the planes are required to fly low which would make them targets.

"Unless we can find a way to get food to them, people will die. We know the majority of them will be women and children."

More than 140,000 people have fled Kosovo since NATO bombing began.

Reports say refugee children have been killed by mines and by the extreme cold.

Last night, an RAF Hercules carrying 20 tons of tents and blankets - the first Scottish aid - took off from Prestwick Airport.

Scottish International Relief have also smuggled money into Kosovo via nuns.

But it emerged last night that the Sisters of the Holy Cross had been expelled .

It is feared the Serbs have set up Nazi-style concentration camps in Kosovo. One is believed to be a converted football stadium holding 100,000 ethnic Albanians. In other overtones of Nazi tactics, leading Albanian intellectuals have been executed and families shipped off on to trains at gunpoint.

Records have also been altered in an "Orwellian" bid to erase ethnic Albanians from history.

The German authorities yesterday told of the death camps.

Defence minister Rudolf Scharping cited growing evidence that Yugoslav soldiers were rounding up Kosovo civilians.

He said men and teenage boys were being killed or interned in camps.

Mr Scharping added: "We have serious reports that there are concentration camps, like Bosnia."

Earlier, an Albanian official claimed there were three concentration camps. Hashim Thaci said one had been set up at the main stadium in Pristina, Kosovo's capital, and that held 100,000.

The Foreign Office said they were worried about the fact that so few men were arriving at the borders of neighbouring countries seeking sanctuary with their families.

Officials said there was little they could do except watch and wait.

However, another reason for the lack of men may be the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army stopping tens of thousands of people fleeing. Many of the men are then sent back to fight the Serbs but it is unclear how much coercion is being used.

Meanwhile, Mr Scharping highlighted the murder of Albanian intellectuals.

He stated: "It's a systematic extermination that recalls in a horrible way what was done in the name of Germany at the beginning of World War II, for example in Poland."

In addition, interpreters who worked with international observers have been killed. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

EXTERMINATION OF A NATION; Refugees Herded on to Nazi-Style Trains Clear Evidence of Concentration Camps Ethnic Intellectuals Picked out and Killed
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.