From Concentration Camp To Luxury Resort

Some people - including a former United Nations Secretary-General – are not impressed with plans to turn a former Italian fascist concentration camp into a luxury resorts with a “party atmosphere.”


Thousands were imprisoned during the World War II on Montenegrin Island. Benito Mussolini’s Fascist forces used the camp during the Italian occupation, imprisoning Serbs from Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina.


Over 2,000 inmates were kept at the notorious location that dates back to the 19th century Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many of the prisoners were murdered or starved to death.


Now the island is set to be turned from the former home of a deadly concentration camp into a luxury resort and spa. The website of the tourist spot doesn’t mention the island’s gruesome history.


“We will create a museum with the best restaurant and the best hotel on the Mediterranean,” Samih Saviris, President of the hotel’s Swiss-Egyptian developer Orascom, said when awarded the tender, Balkan Insight reported.


Among the prominent protesters against building this luxury resort is former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who urged local authorities to abandon the plans.

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