Let's start with my grandad. My grandad was born in 1939 so he was very little when the war in Yugoslavia started in April 1941 by Nazi bombing of Belgrade. He's a 76 year old now and he says he only remembers the late years of the war. When the war began his house was burned by Croatian Ustashas because his father (my grand-grandad) was a partisan. My grandpa along with his mother and 6 brothers and sisters which all of them were young was forced to run away from nazis most time of the war. His father was killed in 1943 and they never found out by who or where his grave might be. His older sister died at the age of 9 from typhus in 1943 too. My grandpa was in Croatian nazi deathcamp with his brother and sister but all three of them managed to get out when their mother bribed the deathcamp guards. One of my grandpas cousins was just 12 years old when he was killed in action while fighting the nazis. All of his family were partisans and a lot of them held a big rank and were the organisers of the Yugoslav uprising. A lot of them were killed in action, shot by nazis or masacred by Croatian Ustashas or Serbian Chetniks which both were nazi collaborators and puppets. That's a story of my grandpas family. Now the grandmas side. She was born in 1948 so she didn't see the horors of the war. Her father was just 16 years old when he was forced to watch Croatian Ustashas decapitating his father in 1941. He later joined the partisans in 1942 at the age of 17. I still treasure his Medal for bravery and Order of Merits for the people. His cousin Nikola Severović who was killed by the enemy aviation in front of his eyes in 1943 was one of the 1386 People's heroes of Yugoslavia. People's hero of Yugoslavia is a medal equivalent to the Medal of Honor of the US army. I hope my family story will show you how cruel the war in Yugoslavia was and how big role the Yugoslav partisans played in WWII. Not to mention all the women and children that fought the nazis along with men. Let us never forget all the victims of this cruel war and especially the civil ones.