The male population was subsequently assembled in the yard of the Railroad CarÂ Factory and were shot in groups of 100.
In the Wehrmacht war diary, it was reported: “For losses, 15. October so far altogether 1,736 men and 19 resistance women shot.” In the following days, an estimated 7,000-8,000 Serbian civilians were executed in Kraljevo and the surrounding area.”
On the picture: Serbian Youth to be shot; couple of minutes later, German criminal finishes off those who survived
But on March 27, a group of military officers led by Air Force General Dusan Simovic overthrew the regency of Prince Paul and established the underage King Peter II as the titular ruler of Yugoslavia. The overthrow was preceded by violent anti-German demonstrations in Belgrade and wide-spread popular antipathy towards a Yugoslav-German agreement.
Kraljevo, Serbia Central, 1941. – Germans taking Serbs to execution: “The more unequivocal and the harder reprisal measures are applied from the beginning the less it will become necessary to apply them at a later date. No false sentimentalities! It is preferable that 50 suspects are liquidated than one German soldier lose his life…If it is not possible to produce the people who have participated in any way in the insurrection or to seize them, reprisal measures of a general kind may be deemed advisable, for instance, the shooting to death of all male inhabitants from the nearest villages, according to a definite ratio (for instance, one German dead: 100 Serbs, one German wounded: 50 Serbs).” – General Franz Boehme, ( formerly Austrian officer who then commanded the XVIII Army Corps in Greece; commissioned to handle military affairs in Serbia )