The exact number of victims has never been established, but it is estimated that 4,000 Belgraders were killed in the raid.
Other cities in Serbia were also attacked and the then Yugoslavia capitulated after only 11 days, whereas the king and the government fled the country three days earlier.
Yugoslavia was disintegrate, whereas Croatia with Ante Pavelic at its helm and the support of Musolini’s Italy, proclaimed the so-called Independent State of Croatia, adding B-H and Srem to its territory in the process.
This Nazi creation produced a system of death camps where over 600.000 Orthodox Serbs, 80.000 Roma and 48.000 Jews were liquidated. Some 20,000 citizens of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia died on April 6, 1941, which was just the beginning of the four-year liberation battle during which some 1.7 million people lost their lives throughout the territory of the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia.