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Yugoslavia and the Nazis; , names pt 1 (Updated!)



*Note: the number of people killed at Jasenovac and related camps remains controversial.

Predecessor and Successor of Dinko Sakic, Jasenovac
Ivica Brkljačić born 1917?BRKLJAČIĆ, Ivica. 05.41 Ust. Satnik, with  XIII Ustasha Bn. at the Slano concentration camp on Pag Island (to 09.41). 10.41  Ust. Bojnik, appt commandant of Jasenovac Camp III “Ciglana” (to 02.42). 03.42  appt commandant of Stara Gradiška concentration camp. 03.43 Ust. Bojnik, appt  chief of the Intendant (supply) Branch of the Ustasha Obrana with offices  probably in Zagreb. Executed.Jurica Brkljačić was an NCO, then promoted to zastavnik and finally fled to Lika,  where he joined the križari. He was killed at the end of  1945.
Hinko Dominik Pičili aka dominico Piccili  or Picilli. No evidence on what became of him..
Dinko Šakić was married to Esperanza Nada Luburić [1], a sister of Vjekoslav Luburić (1914-1969). Nada Šakić was guardian in the concentration camp Stara Gradiška, a subcamp of the concentration camp Jasenova. source:, Sakic
Including the Minister Ivica Brkljacic, Matkovic, Matijevic, Zvonko Brekalo, Celina and Lipovac.[13] The former Franciscan priest Miroslav Filipović, “Brother Devil”, called the command in Jasenovac took over for four months, from June to October 1942,.[14][15] He was hanged in 1946 in Zagreb. The priest Ivica Brkljacic was the Commander of Jasenovac in the summer of 1943.[16][17]
source:, Jasenovac
SABOL, Tomo. 1942 Ust. Poručnik (Obrana),  commandant of the women’s prison at Stara Gradiška concentration camp
The commander of the camp Ljubo Milos was arrested and imprisoned at Savska. [ 24] He was released only at the intervention of Max Luburic, Jasenovac concentration camp, run by the Croatians and modeled after Auschwitz.

Peron set up a “Nazi Rescue Office” in Argentina which supplied, armed, trained and financed the escape of Nazi war criminals world wide. Officials of this tight knit criminal syndicate were Reinhard Kops a Nazi Spy and aide to a Bishop Hudal and employed by Peron’s Nazi rescue office in genoa; Herbert Helfrich a Nazi scientist hired by Peron and then sent back to Europe to smuggle other nazis out of Germany. He worked from Peron’s Nazi rescue office in Berne, Switzerland. Rene Lagrou a Belgian war criminal and the founder of the Flemish SS. Lagroup escaped to Argentina where he was hired by Peron’s Information bureau. He was a founding member of the SARE escape organization.

Other Nazi related war criminals who serviced and worked for the Perons were;[some are repeated below:]
Branko Benzon, Antonio Caggiano, Pierre Daye, Pablo Diana, Edoardo Domoter, Krunoslav Draganovic (Croat), Ferdinand Durcansky, Jan Curcansky, Ludwig Freude, Rodolfo Freude, Carlos Fuldner, Radu Ghenea, Juan Carlos Goyeneche, Georges Guilbaud, Ivo Heinrich, Alois Hudal, Reinhard Kops, Charles Lesca, Ferenc Luttor (Hungarian), Dominic Mandic (Croat), Gino Monti de Valsassina, Santiago Peralta, Carlo Petranovic, Samuel Pomeranz, Carlos Reuter, Leonard de Roover, Heinrich Rothmund, Franz Ruffinengo, Carlos Schulz, Victor de la Serna, Marko Sinovcic (Croat), Czeslaw Smolinski, Eurgene Tisserant, and Georg Weiss amongst a few. These are besides the highly valued war criminals who perpetuated the worst war against human kind in all the history of humankind.

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June 2, 1941, in Nova Grarfiska, Dr. Milovan Zanic (d. in Italy, 1946. Source: Tko je tko u ndh), Minister of Justice, declared:

This State, our country, is only for the Croats, and not for anyone else. There are no ways and means which we Croats will not use to make our country truly ours, and to clean it of all Orthodox Serbs. All those who came into our country 300 years ago must disappear. We do not hide this our intention. It is the policy of our State, and during its promotion we shall do nothing else but follow the principles of the Ustashi.

Nazi Dr. Hermann Neubacher calculates:

“A third must become Catholic, a third must leave the country, and a third must die!” This last point of their program was accomplished. When prominent Ustasha leaders claimed that they slaughtered a million Serbs, that is, in my opinion, a boastful exaggeration. On the basis of the reports submitted to me, I believe that the number of defenseless victims slaughtered to be three quarters of a million. (Neubacher, Dr. Hermann. Special Assignment in the Southeast, p. 18-30.)Sonderaufrag Sudost 1940-1945, Bericht eines fliegenden Diplomaten, Gottingen, 1956: 18-31)

Italian generals, who were more overwhelmed by the atrocious Ustase slaughter, also reported similar figures to their commanders.[132] The Vatican’s sources also speak of similar figures, that is, for an example, of 350,000 Serbs slaughtered by the end of 1942 (*criminal Eugen Tisserant[133]) and “over 500,000 people” in all (Godfried Danneels.[134])

NDH: Croatia/Bosnia-Hercegovinan state of Muslims and Catholics during Nazi-occupied era, WW2.
nazis in Yugoslavia and /or war criminals:
Siegfried Kasche
18th 1944th Berlin reported: “Croatia is one of the countries in which is solved the Jewish problem.” [3]
After the war, Kasche was returned to Yugoslavia by the Allies. He was tried by the Supreme Court of the Socialist Republic of Croatian in May 1947th , convicted and executed by hanging 7th June 1947th [4]

The first camp commander was **SS Captain Forster, who is directly involved in abusing prisoners, and sometimes they personally killed [4] . SS Cpn **Majneke, SS **Scherzinger. SS **Becker. [I haven’t found anything yet]

Nazi General Rosener, d.1946

Raithel, Helmuth d. 1944 or 5.
commander of Regiment 28 of Handschar, was appointed the commanding officer
Fritzscher, Ernst
Morisse, Wilhelm
Otto, Hermann
Gensicke, Fredo
Trabant, August Wilhelm
(involved in Bosnian Kama ‘pacification”, five months )

Alexander Löhr, executed 1947
Dr. Edgar Enge, Nazi official in Belgrade (dead?)

*Schifferdecker, Hermann, b. 1921, d?
*Alive as of 1992.

Von Obwurzer, d. 194_ 15 Waffen Grenadier SS lettische 1 KIA
Saubersweig or Sauberzweig, Karl Gustav, b 1899, d. 1946 suicide

Abromeit, Franz d. 1964 ??
one of Eichmann’s men
From 1942 he was Jews consultant for Croatia – “Eichmann’s executioner in Croatia”[1] in Jewish Affairs (IVB4) of the RSHA in SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann. 5500 Jews were deported and murdered mostly. In 1944 he was with Eichmann, Wisliceny, Dannecker, Krumey, Bethke, Siegfried Seidl d. 1947, and Franz Novak in the 150-200 men overall Eichmann command for Hungary used to Deportation of Jews and Others in the Concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz to operate. There were deported over 430,000 Jews from Hungary, of which about 200,000? were killed.[2] Abromeit was one of the closest shop stewards and staff of Eichmann.
He escaped in 1945, where he Egypt was suspected. In 1964 he was declared dead untraceable.

Gerhard von Mende (1904-1963)
Phelps, Arthur , d. 1946?
Berhrands, Herman d. 1946 (Gestapo)
Rautenfeld, Gotz Berenes von, d?
August Heissmeyer, d. 1979
Dr. Kurt Heissmeyer, d. 1967, involved in murders at Neuengamme * probably also on Nazi drs. pages.
Herbert Schneiber
Richard Hildebrand, d. 1952
[Harold] Harald Turner, d. 1947
Franz Neuhausen, 20 years
Karl Wagner
Hans Hanke, 1981
Hans König,
Emil Kuhler ,
Karl Liecke ,1945.
Karl Wambsgans [Wambsganz or Wambsganss?],
Helmut Kinz, ,Waffen Gebirgs Reconnaissance Battalion
Albert Stenwedel, 1997.

many escaped to Argentina.

Franz Stuschke,
Friedrich Suhr d. 1946
Herbert Andorfer

Krempler, Karl von d. 1971, went free, unpunished
Wagner, Dr. Richard d. 1973, unpunished, agricultural program in the USSR
Alber, Hermann, d. 1944. Knight’s Cross
Hempel, Desiderius, escaped, d. 1981
Peterson, Johann ?
Nazi general Dulkeman

Pejani, Bedr
Topic, Nehad
Dosen, Marko, d. 1944
Niksic, Ante d. 1945
Puk, Mirko d. 1945
Known war crimes
Soldiers from the division killed 22 Jews in Tuzia in the summer of 1944.
38 Handschar soldiers were put on trial in Yugoslavia 20-30 August 1947 for war crimes though only seven of them were charged with specific offenses. All were found guilty, seven were executed and the rest sentenced to prison terms ranging from five years to life in prisorn. In the end they were released early and last prisoners were released in 1952, one of them died in prison.


Yugoslavia: Nazis, Ustase, Croatia, NDH

This is a clear indication of the negative attitude of great majority of the Croats towards Fascism. On the other hand, in 1941 the Serbian Fascist Party has been founded in Belgrade by Dimitrije Ljotic d.1945, the principal Fascist ideologist of Serbia, Nedic’s second in command. The Serbian government under General Milan Nedic, a close collaborator of the Nazi officials, proclaimed Belgrade to be the first “Judenfrei” city in Europe (see [Cohen] in Helsinki or Cohen’s important book for more details). Belgrade was the only European capital that had concentration camps exclusively for Jews (Sajmiste and Bannica), see e.g. [Pecaric]. There are no holocaust memorial tablets in Belgrade, as is the case in the similar camps elsewhere in Europe. It is estimated that the number of victims is comparable to that in the Jasenovac camp. (I’m not sure this is factually correct. Do they mean “Jewish victims”? ).

Mihailo Olćan (Serbian: Михаило Олћан) (1894 in Crepaja, Austria-Hungary – 1961 in Australia) was a Serbian soldier and fascist politician. He escaped.

Milan Nedić (Serbian Cyrillic Милан Недић) (September 2, 1877 – February 4, 1946) was a Serbian general and politician, he was the chief of the general staff of the Yugoslav Army, minister of Economy in collaborationist regime. ** The present day Serbs are trying to rehabiliate this monster.)

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Waffen Sturmbannführer der SS Hussein Djozo
In 1968, Djozo stirred a controversy in Yugoslavia after he supported former Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj-Amin el-Husseini, an old friend from his ‘Handschar’ old days, “jihad calling” against Israel during a Muslim cleric’s congress in Cairo. Even he promised that Muslim religious community of Yugoslavia would recruit volunteers from its ranks and contributed money for the sake of Palestinian struggle.
Hussein Djozo died in 1982.

crimes at camps in NDH:

Nikola Gagro
Anthony Vrban (probably executed 1945)
Nada Luburic Sakic (in Croatia)
(some names may be duplicated on the second page)

More names associated with Croatian NDH. Not all have been yet verified. The exact degree of responsibility can’t be verified by me, yet these names were found in Croatian and Italian wiki on pages regarding the NDH.


names sorted by first name, unfortunately. A bit easier to read.

Dr Ivo Goberina , d. 1946
*Bishop Aksamovic
*The Roman Catholic priest, Dr. Krunoslav Draganović — a one time »brain of the Ustashi movement in Italy« — died in Sarajevo in 1982

*Father Dr. Dragutin Kamber
*Father Stepan Lukic
Ademaga Mešic
Aleksandar Benak.
Alojz Skocibušic, killed
Ambrozije Novak (Ambrosia)
Andrija Betlehem
Ante Klaric
Ante Rebac.
Ante Štitic, first director
Antun Stjepan Vahtaric (or Fahtaric)
Anzelmo Chulina
Becir Lokmic **
Bojnik Ivan Devcic
Bozidar Brale
Bozidar Cerovski
Božidar Vitkovic
Božo Filjetic
Bozo Simlesa
Branko Rukavin
Brekalo, Zvonko
Brekalo, zvonomir
Brother Boniface Sipitch
Buna Bonic
Canon Ivan Mikan
Captain Peranovic
Cecelja Martin
Celan Sunaric
D. Tomljenovich, Minister of Commerce
Danica Herceg (clerk)
Didak Coric
Dolfo Brkljacic
Dr Stilinovic
Dr. (MD) Ignacije Trgovac
Dr. Augustin Juretich, Adviser to the Conference of the Catholic Bishops;
Dr. Boris Bucovski
Dr. Branimir Zupanic
Dr. Djuro Ivkovic
Dr. Franjo Hermann, Professor of the Theological Faculty of Zagreb;
Dr. Janko Kalaj, Professor of Religious Education;
Dr. Janko Simrak, d. 1945
Drago Gesparevic
Drago Jilek

Dragosa Cvetkovic d. 1969
Dragutin Gregoric
Dragutin Jug.
Dragutin Pudic Paraliza
Dragutin Sirovatka**
Edo Bulat, d 1984
Emanuel Rajic
Emil Kuhler
fabijan Fabrio.
Father Ante Lonacir of Senj
Father Brkljanic
Father Culina
Father Cvitan
Father Dragan Petranovich
Father Grga Peinovic
Father Irgolitc, of Farkasic
Father Juraj Mikan, of Ogulin
Father Mate Mogus, in Udbina
Father Matija Polic, of Bakar;
Father Petar “Pero” Brzica (Born ca. 1917). **Allegedly died in USA , 1970’s. source: Spanish wiki.
Father Peter Glavas.
Father Srecko Peric xx
Father Stjepan Pavunic of Koprivnica; d 1959
Father Toma Severovic of Krizevci
Dr. Felix Niedzelski, d. 1947
Fra Anto
Fra Radoslav Cilavas
Francis Simic
Frane Lucic
Franjo Kralik
Franjo Skrinjar of Djelekovac;
Franjo Sudar, Black Legion
Franjo Udovic.
Fricanovic, Mile
Frkovic, mato
Gen. Anthony Nardelli d. 1945
Gen. Salih Alikadic
General Gregoric
General Junuz Ajanovic
General Muhammad Hromic
George Bobinac
German Castimir
Grga Blazevic
Guncevic and Marjanovich Dragutin
Ilija Tomas
Imam Halim Malkoc
Ivan Celan
Ivan Herencic.
Ivan Ico Kirin, d 1947
Ivan Masten
Ivan Memed.
Ivan Mikan
Ivan Miletic
Ivan Petric
Ivan Raguz
Ivan Šaban
Ivica Brkljacic **
Ivica Ladies
Ivica Matkovic (Commandant at Jasenovic)

Ivo Stipkovic
Jafar Kulenovic (Džaferbeg Kuenovic) (February 17 1891. – October 3 1956.)
Jakob Dzal
Jerko Maricic
Joe Dumandžic
Joe Stojcic (Fate unknown, mentioned as a murderer along with Dinko Sakic and his wife)
Joseph Tomlin-Dragon
Josip Orlic
Jozo Matijevic
Jozo Sunaric
Juraj (Juco) Rukavina, d 1945
Jure Granic
Jure Pavicic
Jurica Frankovic
Leo Togonal
Lieutenant-Mufti Akif Handžic
Ljudevit Šok
Lovro Susic
Luka Grgic *
Luka Lešic
Maja Buzdon (EXECUTED)*
Marko Bebek
Marko Zovko
Mato Mandušic
Mgr. Dionizije Juric*
Mgr. Nikola Boric, director of the Administration of the Archbishopric of Zagreb.
Michael Razum
Mijo Babic, killed
Milan Vrkljan
Milan Žagar.
Mirko Vutuc
Miroslav Fulanovic.
N. Kezic
Nada Tomas
Nešad Topcic
Nikola Bogojevski
Nikola Vlahutin

Ozicianin Rashid
Ozren Kvaternik
Peter Berkovic *
Picilli, Hinko Dominik (Jasenovac, absolutely the worst war criminal)**
Polic, Marinko
Priest Ante Djuric : Commander of all camps in the Drvar district* (see below)
priest Morber
Radoslav Cilavas
Sidonije Sole
Simic Vjekoslav
Stanko Rubin
Stanko Šaric
Stipe Matijevic
Stipe Vidakovic
Stipe Vucetic of Ledenice.
Stjepan Damic.
Stjepan Rubinic
Superintendent Josip Horvat.
Superintendent Josip Knez
Superintendent Mate Perkovic
Superintendent Tibor Vaško
Superintendent Tomo Gracan
Tihomir Kordic
Tomislav Graberac

Tugomire Soldo
Viktor Tomic
Vilko Begic
Vjekoslav Pavel
Vjekoslav Servetzy
Vladimir Ilicic
Vladimir Šaric
Vladimir Šelebaj

Vladimir Singer, killed
Zaim Kapetanovic – Captain
Zdenko Begin
Zlatko Šavor
Zrinusic, Ante
Zvonimir Kojadin

Vinko Nikolic, who was official in the Ustashe education ministry. d 1997
Srecko Psenicnik, d 1997
Antun Bonifacic, d 1986

Ivan Babić (Sveti Ivan Žabno, 1904 – Torremolinos, Spain, 1982) was a Croatian soldier and lieutenant-colonel in the Croatian Home Guard and later an emigrant dissident writer against Communist Yugoslavia.

new: more names.
Rodolfo Freude (1922–2003) was a close advisor of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as his Director of the Information Division (División de Informaciones).Freude, an Argentine citizen of German descent, is suspected of having organized ODESSA and helping the smuggling of Nazi officers to Argentina.

Émile Dewoitine (September 26, 1892 – July 5, 1979) was a French aviation industrialist. Collabo.

Argentinian Santiago Peralta as Immigration Commissioner
Ludwig Freude as his intelligence chief.

Johann (von) Feil ( 13. März 1896 in Leonfelden, Oberösterreich; † 31. Jänner 1957 in Mittenwald, Bayern),

Charles Lescat (February 19, 1887 — 1948) was an Argentine citizen, who studied in France and wrote in Je suis partout, the ultra-Collaborationist review headed by Robert Brasillach.

Alfred Helmut Naujocks (20 September 1911 in Kiel – 4 April 1966) in Hamburg

Jacques de Mahieu (1915 — 1990) was a French academic who taught mainly in Argentina.Mahieu headed the Argentine chapter of the Spanish Neo-Nazi group, CEDADE, until his death in Buenos Aires, in 1990. He was one of the first men to flee the liberation.

According to Mark Aarons and John Loftus in their book Unholy Trinity [13], Bishop Hudal was the first Catholic priest to dedicate himself to establishing escape routes. Father Joseph Gallov, also

René Lagrou (1904-1969) was a Flemish-Belgian politician and collaborator with Nazi Germany. Originating in West Flanders, Lagrou worked as a lawyer in Antwerp.[1]

Pierre Daye (Schaerbeek, 1892 – Buenos Aires, 1960) was a Belgian collaborationist and follower of Rexism, who exiled himself to Juan Peron’s Argentina after the war. source: Uki Goni
more Ustashe and their helpers:
Father Vilim Cecelja, (US)dead 1990 *
Edoardo Dömöter
Father Carlo [Karlo] Petranovic (US) d. 1948

Theodor Innitzer – d. 1958
Archbishop of Vienna

Monsignor Milan Simcic
Dominik Mandic, d 1973
Father Josip Bujanovic (Australia)
Ferenc Vajta (columbia)
secret police chief Ercole Conti Bocchini, Italy
Arturo Bocchini?
d. 1940
Minister of Police, Bologna, pre-war ?

Colonel Slavko Kvaternik, d 1947
And some 500 Catholic fathers
Bishop of Banja Luka, Jozo Gavic
Archbishop of Sarajevo, Ivan Saric (who died in Madrid in 1960).

Dragutin Dosen

Ivan Devcich [Devcic], Lieutenant Colonel
Vjekoslav Vrancic, Deputy Minister (Arg) d 1990
Dragutin Toth, Minister (arg) d. 1971
Mile Starcevic, Secretary d. 1969
Dragutin Rupcic, general
Vilko Pecnik, general (son of the Leader of the Ustasche)
Josip Markovic, Minister (d. 1969??)
Vladimir Kren, general, executed 1948
Miha Krek
Srecko Rover
Ivo Omrcanin, alive in 1983 (US)
Stejpan Hefer, d. 1973

among the named in Barry Lituchy’s book Jasenovac:

Dr. Lackovic,
The Catholic Bishop of Djakovo.
Ivan Mikan,
Father Peric
Father German Castimir
Father Stepan Lukic was named camp adjutant of the Zepce concentration camp,
Father Dragan Petranovic, commander of the camp in Ogulin.
**The U.S. intelligence report of February 23, 1943 entitled “Massacres of Serbs in Croatia” speaks bluntly of “the bloody hands of the Catholic clergy in the camps.”(52)

Zvonko Brekalo,
Anzelmo Chulina,
Father Brkljanic
Jesuit Zvonko Lipovac
Father Cvitan.
Vjekoslav Filipovich, aka Miroslav Majstorovich (dead. Commandant of Jasenovac)

another named: Father Golik

NDH bank president Franjo Cvijić “and his expected emigration to Argentina”

source: Tko je tko u NDH, Zagreb, 1997

On a positive note, *the Bishop of Mostar protested the Ustashe.



Les estimations approximatives varient entre 300.000 et 700.000. Si le chiffre de 35.000 Juifs et de 25.000 Tziganes n’est pas contesté, le nombre de victimes serbes est depuis plusieurs décades l’objet de manipulations politiques, car en réduisant la dimension de l’holocauste serbe on tend soit à le démentir complètement soit à le minimiser et à le placer au rang des vengeances qui ont été faites sur les musulmans en Bosnie orientale et des fusillades en masse d’Oustachis capturés, à la fin de la guerre. Robert Fisk a récemment souligné que le nettoyage ethnique des Serbes en Bosnie avait des dimensions colossales et qu’il avait personnellement eu l’occasion aux archives de Banja Luka de lire plusieurs dizaines de milliers de dossiers d’origine oustachie. (43)

* historien, Institut des études balkaniques
Academie des Sciences et des Arts, Belgrade
In a telegram sent to the US Embassy in Rome, the Secretary of State of Pope Pius XII guarantees the »good character« of several Ustashi officials (at that time held by the allied military authorities), and asks that they should not be handed over to the Yugoslav authorities. The US Embassy noted that the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, under the direct responsibility of Cardinal Montini, exerted pressure to **prevent the extradition of Ustashi criminals to Yugoslavia, where they would have been tried.
In no part of occupied Europe in World War II were so many churches and monasteries destroyed as in the Ustashi »state«. The genocide against the Serbian people was accompanied by the destruction of their historic heritage (…) in order to destroy the Serbian national being in a given area, to obliterate and exterminate their historic existence and self-identity, their roots, their strength and beauty. — It was — a total genocide.
On the territory of the Ustashi »state« — in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Srem — over 450 Orthodox churches were destroyed.
The number of victims at the Jasenovac and other camps has been estimated with figures ranging from 20,000, from the now-deceased first president of the new Independent Croatia who served as an Ustasha in World War II, to up to one million, with an 840,000 figure coming from a surviving inmate of Jasenovac, Lazar Jankov, who testified, “… I found out that 840,000 men, women and children killed had gone through the books,” and the most commonly cited figures of 700,000 or 750,000 from German officials who were in Croatia as part of the occupying forces.

The Croatian State Commission, while acknowledging that too many documents had been destroyed to establish an exact number, reported: “[S]ome 50 mass crimes [were] committed by the Ustashas in Jasenovac, and if we add the number of victims killed in these slaughters to the prisoners killed individually, we will reach the number of some 500-600,000… . There was not a single criminal in the whole history of humankind who had one tenth of a nation slaughtered, as Ante Pavelić did with his own people.”

John Cornwell, a research fellow at Jesuit College and devout Catholic who studied Vatican archives reports in “Hitler’s Pope“, “Ustashe leadership embarked on their massacres with a cruel and haphazard barbarism that has few parallels in history…. Priests, invariably Franciscans, took a leading part in the massacres. Many went around routinely armed and performed their murderous acts with zeal … . Individual Franciscans killed, set fire to homes, sacked villages, and laid waste the Bosnian countryside at the head of Ustashe bands.” (Penguin Books, New York, 1999: 249-254)

October 9, 1942, still early in the war, Commander-in-Chief of all Croatian camps Vjekoslav Luburić [see above] announced at a banquet, “We have slaughtered here at Jasenovac more people than the Ottoman Empire was able to do during its occupation of Europe.” (Qtd. in Genocide in Satellite Croatia: 1941-1945, by Professor Edmond Paris, 1961: 132)
The American Catholic Professor Edmond Paris, in Genocide in Satellite Croatia: 1941-1945, writes, “The greatest genocide during World War II, in proportion to a nation’s population, took place, not in Nazi Germany but in the Nazi-created puppet state of Croatia. There, in the years 1941-1945, some 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 26,000 Gypsies—men, women and children—perished in a gigantic holocaust. These are the figures used by most foreign authors, especially Germans, who were in the best position to know….

more names:
Sidonije Scholz
Janko Simrak , d. 1946 . Bishop became the right hand of Archbishop Stepinac in the task of pressuring the Orthodox Serbs to convert to the Roman faith.
Josip Orlic
Mihael Razum
Dionizia Djuric (can it be the same as)
Ante Djuric, one of the worst ustashe

Ambrozije Novak
Peter Berkovic
Canon Ivan Mikan
Franjo Pipinic, priest of Pozega, conducted mass conversions of Serbs in late 1941 with the help of Captain Peranovic, Ustasha. He said the Serbian people to accept Catholicism was the only way to escape death in concentration camps.

****Nikola Russinovic, Ustasha Ambassador to Vatican. Died in Philadelphia? Aug 1993

Viktor Buri
To prove it was not all part of a smear campaign, here’s a quote from
Reinhard Heydrich, the deputy commander of the SS after Himmler and organizer of the Wannsee Conference where the decision was “final solution” to the Jewish problem stated on 17 February 1942 in a letter to Heinrich Himmler:
“The number of Slavs massacred by the Croats in the most sadistic can be estimated at around about 300,000. It is clear that the status of Serb-Croat tension is caused by hatred of the Catholic Church to the Orthodox Church. ”

Archbishop Stepinac was summoned to Rome in April 1942, where he delivered a nine-page document detailing various misdeeds of Pavelić.[9] This document described the atrocities as “anomalies” that were either unknown or unauthorized by Pavelić himself; it is omitted from the ADSS.[9] However, by 1942 the Vatican “preferred to have Stepinac try to rein the fascists in rather than risk the effect that a papal denunciation would have on the unstable Croatian state”.[9]

According to Catholic novelist Evelyn Waugh (who visited Croatia after the war), “the task of the partisans was made easier in that the clergy as a whole had undoubtedly compromised the church by tolerating the pro-Axis Ustashis, if not actively collaborating with them”.

According to Eugene Tisserant, the future Dean of the College of Cardinals, “we have the list of all clergymen who participated in these atrocities and we shall punish them at the right time to cleanse our conscience of the stain with which they spotted us”.[20] Pius XII was well-informed of the involvement of Croatian Catholic clergy with the Ustaša regime, but decided against condemning the regime or even taking action against the involved clergy, who had “joined in the slaughter”, fearing that it would lead to schism in the Croatian church or undermine the formation of a future Croatian state.[21]

Bozidas Bralo, chief of sec police, Sarajevo
Dyonisy Juricev [Dionisius]

Phayer, Michael. 2000. The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930–1965. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-33725-9.
Phayer, Michael. 2008. Pius XII, The Holocaust, and the Cold War. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-34930-9.
Croatia: a nation forged in war – Google Books Result
Marcus Tanner – 2001 –
Abbot Giuseppe Ramiro Marcone, O.S.B. (1918.03.11 – 1952).

Cabas, Josip – died in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on December 24th 1980

Secretary Guiseppe Masucci .
***Ustasha ambassador to the Vatican, Count Maximilian Erwin Lobkowicz

Italy embassy, to NDH:(Raffaele Casertano, July 3, 1941 – July 12, 1943; Luigi Petrucci, July 12, 1943 – September 30, 1943);

Hungary (Laszlo Bartok, April 18, 1941 – June 4, 1941; Franz von Marosy, June 4, 1941 – August 7, 1944; Arnold Van der Venne as of August 7, 1944);

The names may be duplicated on the other two yugoslav pages. Sources are included in the comments section below.

Description of the camp Stara Gradiska:
Penitentiary / prison in Stara Gradiska, which operates almost continuously of 1799. when imprisoned in the fortress of the French prisoners of war, transformed into a concentration camp in mid-February 1942. year. [2] The camp was guarded Nazi puppet Ustasha regime. The inmates were killed with firearms, hammers and knives. And Orthodox Jewish women with poor or little children, residents of “Towers”, have been starved and tortured in “Hotel Gagra” basement that **Nikola Gagro used as a place of torture. [6] The other prisoners were killed by gas.

Experiments with gas were initially carried out by veterinary stables close to the “economy”, where horses were first killed and then people poisons (sulfur dioxide and cyclone B). [7] Experiments were carried out gassing and against children. Sergeant **Anthony Vrban nadgledavao the effects of poison. [8] According to estimates, thousands of children Tannery was killed by gas in May 1942nd, and then another 2,000 in June 1942. [9] [10] [11] Later, the number of children killed fell to 400-600. [12] [13] During the trial, Vrban admitted that poor children killed by zyclon B. [14][he was executed 1945).

Cijordana Friedlender witness testified about the camp: [15]

At that time, fresh women and children arrived in the camp of Stara Gradiska. Approximately 14 days later, Vrban [camp commander] ordered that all children separated from their mothers and put in one room. Ten of us had received orders to take them there in blankets. Children crawl on the floor of the room, a child put her hand and foot through the door, so that they can not quit. Vrban the zaderao: ‘Push it!’ When I did not do, he banged the door and crushed dijetetovu leg. Then he grabbed the child’s legs and slammed it against the wall until he was dead. After that we continued to carry children. When the room was full, Vrban sent in gas and killed them all.

Milka Zabičić witness claims that the gassing stopped due to the announced visit of a delegation of the Red Cross 1943rd, but it arrived only in June 1944. [16] have been made special trucks to murder Jewish women and children who came from the camp in Đakovo 1942. Witness Šimo Klaić claims that the truck had no tail pipe connected the chamber with the prisoners. ***Dinko Sakic repeatedly drove a truck. [17] (d. 2008, Croatian prison).

In the basement of the 3 “Hotel Gagro,” prisoners were starved, tortured and then strangled with wire. [18]

**Anthony Vrban (executed Yugoslav), Nada Luburic Sakic (WIFE OF Dinko Sakic, now living in Croatia), *(NAMED BELOW) Maja Buzdon-Slomic (EXECUTED), **Joe Stojčić (FATE UNKNOWN)and Miroslav Filipovic-Majstorovic (dead)were the voice of the cruelest guards of the camp. Once the alleged 29th August 1942., bet on who will kill most prisoners.

Slomic-Buzdon, Maja – EXECUTED!~
her husband * Mirko Slomic? Stomic? (executed) while in Yugoslav captivity. They both served in Nova Gradiska KZL.
From early 1942 to the autumn of 1944, Dinko Sakic was a deputy commander and commander of two concentration camps — Jasenovac, where some 85,000 died, and Stara Gradiska. According to Jewish and Serbian groups, he was involved in the killing of tens of thousands of Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and communist partisans, often taking part in the clubbing, shooting and stabbing of bound prisoners.

One of Sakic’s most notorious acts, camp survivors say, took place in the summer of 1942 when the Ustashe closed the Djakovo camp, which held Jewish woman and children. Some 1,500 prisoners were crammed into railroad cars and transported to Stara Gradiska, where Sakic met them with two large police vans, witnesses said.

“He directed his guards to pack women and children into the vans, fitted a rubber hose from the exhaust to the interior and drove around and around the camp until the passengers were dead,” said Dr. Dragutin Roller, 76, who was a camp inmate. “They killed at least half the group like this as soon as they arrived.”

There are many accounts of Sakic, seemingly on a whim, pulling out a pistol and shooting prisoners. He and several guards, former inmates say, often used rifles to shoot for sport prisoners who were sent out to work in the surrounding fields.

**deputy commander, Milka Pribanic, believed to be living in Germany. The women, joined by male guards, strangled their victims, most of whom were Serbs or Jews, with wire, they said.

more can be found below: Uki Goni, nazi-hunter
Colonel Vladimir Kren, an active fanatic. Executed 1948.

As early as 1939 Macek had, in fact, established contact with Mussolini, who had agreed to pay him 20 million diners to finance his bold Separatist plot—that is, to destroy Yugoslavia in order to set up a Catholic Fascist State of Croatia, as was subsequently disclosed by none other than the Italian Fascist Foreign Minister, Count Ciano.

Most of them were affiliated with Catholic organizations under the direct supervision of Catholic Action, which was strictly controlled by the Catholic Hierarchy—e.g. the Brotherhood of the Crusaders, with about 540 societies and 30,000 members; the Sisterhood of the Crusaders, with 452 societies and 19,000 members; the Catholic Student Associations, Domagoj, and such like.

The Catholic Church, represented by the Hierarchy and the Catholic Press, following Stepinac’s example, promptly initiated a feverish campaign of praise for Pavelic and Hitler. A leader of the Crusaders wrote:

“God, who directs the destiny of nations and controls the hearts of Kings, has given us Ante Pavelic and moved the leader of a friendly and allied people, Adolf Hitler, to use his victorious troops to disperse our oppressors and enable us to create an Independent State of Croatia. Glory be to God, our gratitude to Adolph Hitler, and infinite loyalty to chief Ante Pavelic.”

A few days later, on April 28, 1941, Stepinac issued a pastoral letter, asking the whole Croatian clergy to support and defend the New Catholic State of Croatia.

This last move, like numerous others of a more tyrannical character, was followed with fascination by the Vatican, where the murderer of King Alexander came to be regarded as a great Catholic hero, blessed by none other than Pope Pius Xll himself, who bestowed his paternal protection upon him and the New Croatian State.

It was the epitomization of a policy, coolly planned by Pavelic in concert with the Catholic Hierarchy, which was set in motion immediately when the Nazis invaded Yugoslavia. Dr. Milovan Zanic, Dr. Mirko Puk, Dr. Victor Gutic, Ustashi Ministers, unhesitatingly declared that the New Croatia would get rid of all the Serbs in its midst, in order to become 100 per cent Catholic “within ten years.”

The mobile court extraordinary of Zagreb, headed by Ivan Vidnjevic, sentenced to death 2,500 citizens.
Ljubo Milos, Commandant of the Jasenovac concentration camp, “that all sentenced to three years, or not sentenced at all, were to be liquidated at once.”(executed)

In the Jasenovac camp, in the summer of 1942, about 66,000 Orthodox Serbs, brought from the villages of the Bosnian Marches, were slaughtered, including 2,000 children.[my note: since the camp lasted until it was liberated by the Red Army in April 1945, it supports the hundreds of thousands of victims number.]

In 1942 there were some 24,000 children in the Jasenovac camp alone, 12,000 of whom were cold-bloodedly murdered. A very large portion of the remainder, having subsequently been released following pressure by the International Red Cross, perished wholesale from intense debilitation. One hundred of these infants, aged up to twelve months, for instance, died after release from the camp because of the addition of caustic soda to their food.

Dr. Katicic, Chairman of the Red Cross, shocked by these mass murders, lodged the strongest protest, threatening to denounce to the world this mass slaughter of infants. As a reply, Ante Pavelic had Dr. Katicic flung into the concentration camp of Stara Gradiska.

more names:
Father Grga Blazevitch
Brother Tugomire Soldo, organizer of the great massacre of the Serbs in 1941;
Fr. Tugomir (Jakov) Soldo was born on January 3, 1911 in Dragicina, Herzegovina. After he completed grammar school in Cerno, he attended the Franciscan seminary in Široki Brijeg. He entered the Franciscan Order on August 3, 1929 at Humac. He studied philosophy and theology in Mostar and Rome where he was ordained on July 28, 1935. After his ordination he served in many parishes, notably in Capljina (1939-1944). After the war he fled to Hungary in 1947, then to Austria and then to Italy where he served as spiritual director for the students in the seminary at Grottamare and Rome. He came to America in June of 1952. He first worked at the Franciscan printery in Chicago, and then he took care of Croatian immigrants in various Croatian parishes. He was killed in a car accident on May 17, 1965 near Toledo, Ohio. He was buried on June 20 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Chicago alongside his recently deceased cousin, Bro. Alojzije.

Dzafer Kulenovic d 1956, Ustashi Deputy Prime Minister, Bosnian Muslim, died in Damascus.
1941, Bozidar Cerovski, chief of the Ustashi police in Zagreb, (dead?_)

Some Ustashi did not hesitate to crucify their victims. To mention only two victims: Luke Avramovitch, former member of Parliament, and his son, who were both crucified and then burnt in their own home in Mliniste, in the district of Glamoc.[8]

Such atrocities occurred with a frequency that shocked even the Ustashi’s ideological allies: the Italian Fascists and the German Nazis. This to such an extent that on more than one occasion both the Italian and German authorities not only deprived the Ustashi of the command of whole regions, but actually ousted them altogether, replacing them with Italian or German troops, to prevent a repetition of the terrible individual and mass murders committed by Pavelic’s Catholic units.

The Italian Fascist authorities were so shocked by such incredible cruelty that, in addition to dispatching their troops to protect the surviving population and occupying the region of Lijevno and neighbouring places, they dispersed the Ustashi and sent a protest to Zagreb. The magnitude of the butchery can best be gauged by the fact that within the first three months, from April to June, 1941, **120,000 people perished thus.

Catholic priest, Kerubin Segvic claimed Croats were Goths, not Slavs.
The Catholic Press preached Catholic Nazism on the model of that planted in Slovakia by the Catholic Nazi dictator priest, Mgr. Tiso. (slovakia)
The chief Catholic daily, Hrvatska Straza, the editor of which, Dr. Janko Shimrak, became a bishop under Pavelic, openly and consistently praised Hitler’s successes in domestic and foreign policy.The Ustashi paper, Hrvatski Narod, on July 4, 1941, hailed the Franciscan priest Dr. Radoslav Glavas (dead, 1945) as a great organizer of the Ustashi.

The active participation of so many Catholic leaders and Catholic clergy in the formation of the Ustashi State of Croatia had been possible only thanks to one thing: the consent of, and indeed instructions from, the leaders of the Catholic Hierarchy. This was proved from the very first by the incontrovertible fact that high and low clergy cooperated whole-heartedly with Pavelic. Catholic parishes, as well as Catholic Cathedrals, and, indeed, the very radio, were used as a political platform for Pavelic and the Ustashi.

Canon Ivan Mikan. On that same day, in a public speech, Canon Mikan foretold the shape of things to come: “There will be purges,” shouted priest Mikan. “Yes, there will be purges.” The priest Anton Djuric kept a dairy of his activities as an Ustashi functionary. The diary shows that on his orders the Ustashi plundered and burned the village of Segestin, where 150 Serbs were murdered, and that in the village of Goricka he arrested 117 people, who were sent to a concentration camp, where most of them were killed.

Pavelic’s New Ustashi State, in fact, between April, 1941, and the spring of 1945, thanks to Ustashi units, Ustashi police, and concentration camps, murdered at least **850,000 members of the Orthodox Church and citizens of Yugoslavia, including numerous Croats (plus 30,000 Jews and 40,000 Gypsies), perished thus. [9] Hundreds of Catholic priests and Catholic friars contributed, either directly or indirectly, to this colossal massacre.
(Note) It says that 45,000 Jews lived in Croatia, of whom at least 30,000 were killed. A certain number had  been killed by the Nazis or sent to Auschwitz to be killed.
Note: The Catholic Church has kept its archives on what occurred during the war SEALED.

continued: “Some priests, to their credit, protested openly, declaring that such instructions did not harmonize with the spirit of Christian teaching. Their bishops brought pressure upon them, to compel them to carry out the policy of forcible conversions. This was testified by none less than Bishop Aksamovic’s chaplain, Dr. Djuka Maric, at a hearing before Yugoslav authorities:

I and my friend and colleague, Stjepan Bogutovac,” said the chaplain, “were forced by our Bishop, Aksamovic, to go as missionaries to the Orthodox towns of Paucje and Cenkovo and to perform there the rituals of re-Christening all the inhabitants within a week’s time.”

The result was that, in the Bishopric of Djakovo, under the personal leadership of Bishop Aksamovic, there took place one of the biggest mass-conversions of Orthodox in the whole of Croatia.”

The task of the holy triumvirate? To promote the policy of the forcible conversions, in conjunction with the Ustashi Minister of Justice and Religion. The names of the Members of the Committee need no comment: the Bishop of Senj, the Apostolic Administrator, Dr. Janko Simrak, and the Archbishop of Zagreb, Mgr. Stepinac (tried by Yugoslavs, given an abbreviated sentence).
The list of its five members is significant: Dr. Franjo Hermann, Professor of the Theological Faculty of Zagreb; Dr. Augustin Juretitch (Juretic), Adviser to the Conference of the Catholic Bishops; Dr. Janko Kalaj, Professor of Religious Education; Dr. Krunoslav Draganovitch (draganovic), Professor of the Theological Faculty of Zagreb; and Mgr. Nikola Boritch (Boric), director of the Administration of the Archbishopric of Zagreb.

The Papal Legate to Croatia was Mgr. Marcone, who openly blessed the Ustashi, publicly gave the Fascist salute, and encouraged Catholics (e.g. when he went to Mostar) to be “faithful to the Holy See, which had helped that same people for centuries against Eastern barbarism”—that is to say, against the Orthodox Church and the Serbs. Thus, the Pope’s official representative openly instigated religious persecution, as well as praying for victory “under the leadership of the Head of the State, Pavelic,” against the Yugoslav National Liberation Army in 1944-5.

Cardinal Eugene? Tiseran, head of the Holy Congregation of Eastern Churches.

Archbishop Stepinac himself, who in person visited Pius XII twice, and who supplied His Holiness with figures of the forcible conversions. In an official document, dated as late as May 8, 1944, His Eminence Archbishop Stepinac, head of the Catholic Hierarchy, in fact, informed the Holy Father that to date “244,000 Orthodox Serbs” had been “converted to the Church of God.”

It was noted that Archbishop Stepinac did save some Jews, and did criticize the camp -system in Croatian NDH.
Petar Brzica received a watch of gold , dishes of silver , a feast consisting of roast pork and wine, among other things, as a reward for winning the “contest”. [17] He escaped to the United States after the war, but missed track about your whereabouts in the 1970’s , so he could never be prosecuted for his crimes.
source/ Spanish wikipedia

more names: Mima Pavićević, Modric, Matkovic, Naletić, Derek, Sablic, Mihaljevic, Joseph and Matthias…?
Dolko Matkovic
“Bozica Obradovic and Vilma Horvat participated in these atrocities.” (p. 121)
“Jews of Yugoslavia 1941 – 1945 – Victims of Genocide and Freedom Fighters” by Dr. Jasha Romano­oatia/Sakic/press6.htm

Croatia decided that “there was not enough evidence” to prosecte Nada Luburic Sakic, who lives now in that country.
Following description of Luburic is found in an SD (Sicherheitsdienst, the German Security Service) report from 1943 entitled “The Ustashi Leadership”:

“Luburic, Maks. Ustasi Major (bojnik). Zagreb. From 1928 to 1941 was an émigré. Founder and first commander of concentration camps in Croatia. At his order, 80,000 were liquidated in Stara Gradiska, 120,000 in Jasenovac, and 20,000 in other camps. Luburic personnaly took part in massacres; an extreme sadist, mentally ill, a pathological type. An obedient and pliable tool of the Poglavnik Pavelic. Politically active. Moving force behind bloody attacks in Croatia.” Assassinated in Spain.

And not only that. Nada (Esperanza) Luburic [sakic] herself is accused of committing atrocities in Jasenovac. I quote from the book “Genocide in Satellite Croatia 1941 – 1945” by Edmond Paris (The American Institute for Balkan Affairs, Chicago, 1961 & 1962):

hr.wikipedia Koncentracijski logor Stara Gradiška

Dinko Ljubomir Sakic (Studenci Imotski, 1921. – Zagreb, 20 July 2008.) Ustasha officer, commander of the concentration camps Jasenovac and Stara Gradiska.source: croatian wikipedia. Clearly they have tried to whitewash this mass murderer’s bio!

NEW: Places of mass execution were found all over the Jasenovac camp. Most are located on the right bank of the Sava Dubica downstream, especially in the village of Gradina. According to forensic science research, more than 300,000 people were killed here.
The number of victims of Jasenovac to this day the subject of scientific and political debate.

source: Serbian wikipeida, Jasenovac


some names may be repeated above or on other pages. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Yugoslavia, Holocaust, pt 3: Grand Mufti and Gailani


Rashid Ali al-Gailani
Rashid Ali al-Kaylani or Rashid al-Kilani[1] (Arabic: رشيد عالي الكيلاني, * 1892 in Baghdad, † 28. August 1965 in Beirut) Was president of the Kingdom of Iraq.

…..As a result, Gailani fled in November 1941 after Berlin, Where he also received Hitler personally had contact. He was ultimately pardoned.

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, aka
( trans from

Mohammed Amin al-Husseini (Arabic ‏محمد أمين الحسيني, DMG Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, * Probably 1893 [1] in Jerusalem, † 4. July 1974 in Beirut), Also Haj / Hajj Amin al-Husseini or Al-HussainiWas a Islamic Spiritual and Palestinian Arab nationalist from one of the most influential families of Jerusalem. He was known as so-called Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Its main office next to the “Mufti of Jerusalem” was the “Presidency of the Supreme Islamic Council”.

Amin al-Husseini played a pivotal role in the spread of modern Anti-Semitism in the Arab region and the cooperation of Islamist anti-Semites with the National Socialists. He was a staunch supporter of the German Reich conducted Destruction of the European Jews. He made contact with the National Socialists gained the support of German leadership circles and lived in Berlin since 1941. Al-Husseini was a member of SS and actively carry out propaganda for Germany in the Arabic language. In the late phase of Second World War helped al-Husseini in the Balkans in the mobilization of Muslims for Waffen-SS. The French interior minister said in May 1945 in retrospect, al-Husseini was the “leading figure of German espionage in all Muslim countries.”[2]

After the war, al-Husseini as in several European countries War Crimes sought. He found in Egypt Asylum, where he continued to pursue his ideas.

Cairo. There he was involved in the creation of a Palestinian anti-Zionist student organization. At the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 al-Husseini joined the Ottoman army and became an artillery officer in the 47th Brigade, in and around İzmir was stationed. That was then still a predominantly GreekChristian-populated city in Greek: Smyrna. In November 1916, left al-Husseini, the army and returned to Jerusalem, where he remained until the end of the war.

1919 al-Husseini was the Pan-Syrian Congress in Damascus part, where he Emir Faisal from Iraq as a future king of Syria supported. This year, joined al-Husseini the Arab nationalists Association al-Nadi al-Arabi (German: “The Arab Association”) in Jerusalem, perhaps he was even its founders. He wrote articles for the first newspaper, founded in Palestine, Suria al-Dschanubia (German: “Southern Syria”). Suria al-Dschanubia stood in Jerusalem beginning in September 1919
By 1921, focused on the al-Husseini Pan-Arabism and in particular to Greater Syria with Palestine Southern Province as an Arab state and Damascus as its capital. Greater Syria should cover a territory that the present states of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and IsraelShould include and the occupied territories. The struggle for Greater Syria collapsed after according to the Sykes-Picot Agreement rule over the present territories of Syria and Lebanon from July 1920 to the French League of Nations mandate for Syria and Lebanon was passed. The French army occupied Damascus, defeated King Faisal and smashed Greater Syria. After that, al-Husseini turned from a Damascus-based pan-Arabism to a specifically Palestinian ideology with Jerusalem as its center.

Palestinian nationalism
Following anti-Jewish riots on 4 April 1920, at which five Jews were killed in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem and wounded 234, condemned the British military courts a considerable number of Arabs and Jews to long prison terms. Al-Husseini was because he had fled to Syria, was sentenced in absentia to ten years – on charges of having fueled the insurgency. He had to settle for a single day of this punishment.

In 1921 the British Military administration of Palestine replaced by a civilian administration. The first High Commissioner Herbert Louis Samuel overturned the sentence against al-Husseini, appointed him Mufti of Jerusalem, a position that held the al-Husseini family for more than a century. The following year, Samuel appointed him president of a newly formed “Supreme Islamic Council, which controlled the Muslim courts and schools, and managed a large share of the money on religious foundations.

This designation process was in line with the Ottoman tradition. At that time, the Islamic cleric appointed three candidates, and the secular rulers, the Caliph, Appointed a three to Mufti. After the British had taken over Palestine, was the secular ruler of the High Commissioner. This led to the extraordinary situation where a Jew, Herbert Samuel, the Mufti certain. The only difference was the fact that five candidates have been nominated instead of three. It is believed that the British are now at the following dispute between the Nashashibi and the Husseini clan her finely tuned system of Divide et impera practiced.

In 1929, again inflamed anti-Jewish violence, with the Hebron massacre as the highlight. This could only be stopped by the intervention of the British police and led to the complete expulsion of all Jews from Hebron. Before the Commission of Inquiry by Sir Walter Shaw called al-Husseini, the House of Commons as “nothing other than a Council of Elders of Zion”, in allusion to the fraudulent Protocols of the Elders of Zion.[5]

Al-Husseini was after a heavy collision with the Naschaschibis the leader of the Palestinian-Arab movement. The Naschaschibis, the other distinguished family of Jerusalem, were moderate and willing to adapt as the strongly anti-British Husseini. During most of the British Mandate weakened the argument between these two families the Arab cause in earnest. In 1936 she reached a certain harmony, as all the Palestinian groups joined forces to create a permanent executive organ, the Arab Higher CommitteeTo form under al-Husseini’s chair. The committee called for General strike, Tax strike and closure of local government and demanded an end to Jewish immigration, a ban on land sales to Jews and national independence. The general strike led to the Arab Revolt against British authority, which lasted from 1936 to 1939. Although al-Husseini held at the Arab revolt no initiating role, he quickly took the lead and organized anti-British and anti-Jewish actions[6]. The time of this uprising was al-Husseini, chairman of the Arab Higher Committee and the Arab main spokesman in the Peel Commission. In this role, he brought witnesses in, after which the Jewish population of Palestine Muslim holy sites have been destroyed. He also claimed Palestine as an Islamic country, stood against any compromise in the coexistence with the Jews in Palestine and called for the fulfillment of promises from the British Hussein-McMahon Correspondence.

After the assassination of the British district officer Galilee, Lewis Andrews, 26 September 1937 continued, the British al-Husseini as president of the Supreme Islamic Council and banned the Arab Higher Committee in Palestine. In October 1937 al-Husseini fled to Lebanon where he set up the committee under his leadership again. Al-Husayni retained the support of most Palestinian Arabs and used this power to punish the Naschaschabis.

Al-Husseini in the Arab world initiated a campaign to restore and beautify the Dome of the Rock. Today’s view of the Temple Mount was formed by al-Husseini’s fundraising. The funds were essentially the gilding of the Dome of the Rock.

The rebellion forced Britain in 1939 to substantial concessions to the Arabs. The British gave up the idea to establish Palestine as a Jewish state and limited Jewish immigration over the next five years to a total 75,000. Thereafter, the immigration of Arab agreement be subject. Al-Husseini was, however, the concessions do not go far enough and rejected the new policy.

Period of National Socialism
1933, a few weeks after Hitler’s Seizure of power“ al-Husseini offered the German Consul General in British Mandate of Palestine based in Jerusalem for the first time his services. The offer was initially rejected by the German-British relations are not jeopardized by an alliance with an anti-British leader. Only after 1938, when the German-British relations were no longer relevant, al-Husseini was accepted offer.

The Mufti sought on 15 July 1937 again working with the Nazi regime. He wanted his public statement for an Arab-Palestinian independence, against the Peel plan. Later he sent a personal representative to Berlin to negotiate with the Nazi leaders. SS Group leader Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the Reich Security Main Office, Sent in September 1937 two SS, SS-Master Sergeant (Master Sergeant) Adolf Eichmann and SS Sergeant (Sergeant) Herbert Hagen to Palestine. They came in Haifa to, but could only get a transit visa and therefore went to Cairo[7]. There they met with a member of Haganah. But the purpose of the trip is controversial. During this time, al-Husseini, financial and military support Germany and Fascist Italy. Politically wanted Nazi Foreign Office But do not occur for al-Husseini’s interests, because at that time it was important not to upset England. 1939 al-Husseini fled from Lebanon in the Iraq. There he participated in organizing a revolt against British colonial power as well as pogroms against Iraqi Jews.

In May 1940, rejected the British Foreign Office a quote from the Chairman of Va’ad Le’umi from (Jewish National Council in Palestine) to assassinate al-Husseini, but agreed in November this year Winston Churchill the plan. In May 1941, several members of the Irgun released, including their leader David Raziel flown and to this end in Iraq. The mission was abandoned when Raziel was killed by a German plane.

On 20 January 1941 wrote the Grand Mufti to Hitler and demanded in turn the public political commitment for a purely Arab Palestine, and his men would fight England in return. Been provided by the Nazis by Ernst von Weizsacker, Which was later convicted war criminals, again holding out. It would help deliver arms if the transport is secure. Because the Nazis wanted to agreements with the Axis partner Italy, the Mediterranean and its coastal areas were promised as a surgical field, not nullify all too obvious. Ribbentrop advised the Mufti of sabotage and intelligence operations in favor of the axis. After the British on 2 May 1941 temporarily pro-Nazi attacked Iraq, which had cut its troops in Basra from supplies, the Nazi Foreign Office continued on 3 5. Grobba in motion and provided the pro-German to Mufti and al-Gailani from 15 May 24 combat aircraft. For the military side Hellmuth Felmy set in motion. Ultimately, the pro-Nazi forces in Iraq lost the fight, only 1 aircraft remained intact, for example.

In the realm
Al-Husseini fled so in the spring of 1941, as a result of the failed pro-German coup in Iraq led by Rashid Ali al-Gailani Disguised as a woman to Germany, where he Oybin as a personal guest Adolf Hitler resided. In Europe, he made contacts with Bosnian and Albanian Muslim leaders. He met Joachim von Ribbentrop Hitler and was officially on 28 November 1941 in Berlin received. Germany sent the “Grand Mufti of Jerusalem,” a “residence” in Berlin, in a aryanised House where he had ample funds and an extensive staff available. Here he organized Radio Propaganda for Germany and especially to the Arab-and Farsi-speaking world, wrote appropriate calls, drove espionage and decomposition in the Islamic regions of Europe and the Middle East. Among other things, he joined the Berlin Mosque on, for example on the occasion of the feast of breaking the fast in 1942.[8] After the victory of Allies in the Second Battle of El Alamein he called for Jihad against the Jews: “I declare a holy war, my brothers in Islam! Kill the Jews! Kill them all! “

Dieter Wisliceny, The deputy of Adolf Eichmann, said in 1944 the conviction that the Mufti played a significant role in the murder of European Jews. Husseini had several Nazi leaders, recommended, among them Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himmler, their extinction. As one of the best friends to Eichmann, the Mufti, after Wisliceny of this in the Nuremberg Trials repeated, even the Auschwitz-Birkenau visited and the local gas chambers have visited. For Husseini was the Nazi “Final Solution“Also means the end of the problems in Palestine.

Husseini was apparently exactly what is happening in Poland informed. In a radio broadcast from the Berlin 21 September 1944 he said: “Is it not in your power, oh Arabs to defeat the Jews, who number no more than eleven million?” It was at that time generally known that there were prior to 1939 about 17 million Jews in the world.

1943 al-Husseini prevented the release of 5,000 Jewish children were to be exchanged at the initiative of the Red Cross against 20,000 German prisoners. Through his personal intervention in Heinrich Himmler He reached that the children instead deported to German concentration camps and murdered. The Mufti urged again and again to the strict enforcement of the genocide of the Jews, among others, by Ribbentrop to the importance of the “solution of the World Jewish problem“Implored.[9]

As of 1943, al-Husseini with the organization and training of Bosnian Islamic Army units and Waffen-SSDivisions involved. The largest was the 13. Waffen Mountain Division of the SS “dagger” (the Croatian No. 1) (Also “Handzar”; 21 065 men) who took from February 1944 operations against guerrillas in the Balkans. Previously, she had to “training” 1943 is already in France raged, where it had come also to spin-offs from the squad, part turned against the SS, the survivors fled to the survey Maquis. She was responsible for a series of atrocities against the civilian population. The 23. Waffen Mountain Division of the SS “Kama” (3793 men) did not reach the operational strength of a division and was dissolved after five months, and their families were transferred to other units. Other units were a Muslim SS self-defense regiment in the Sandzak, Called Arab Freedom CorpsThat Arab BrigadeThat Legion Free Arabia and an “Eastern Turk weapons convoy” of the SS Reich SS appointed al-Husseini to SS-group leader (Lieutenant General of the SS) [10]He had to train imams in particular the SS troops and to supervise, who were responsible for the ideological formation of the fighters. Later it became known of these is the “chief imam” of the SS “Eastern Turk weapons Association,”* Nureddin Namangani. He was designated the Bavarian State government in the late ’50s to head a mosque Commission for Munich.

He was with the suppression of the Warsaw Uprising . sat at his discretion Said Ramadan As then-known leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, with the room. For the CIA had this prominent Muslim brother brought in as their fighters against Communism in Munich. As early as 1960, however, the “brothers” the old Bavarian Mufti squad to Namangani from the mosque committee had repressed.[11]

On 28 June 1944 tried to Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern TerritoriesThat under the leadership of the Nazi chief ideologist Alfred Rosenberg stood to win more states for himself and a international fight against Jews, sent by a planned “anti-Jewish Congress in Krakow also an invitation to Mohammed Amin al-Husseini. The project was abandoned a month later for good.[12]

In the final weeks of the second World War II, the Nazis were planning a “training school” to establish Islamic intelligence. Dr. Krehl,[13] a “major and command leaders,” delivered on 26 February 1945, nine weeks before the war, a “secret” report on the subject: “MG Stuttgart: In training camp for leaders in Pfedelbach“Entitled:” Training camp Arabic-V people (liaison) from Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, Palestine, Iraq, Iran. Camouflage as a military “training camps for lieutenants” in the German Wehrmacht uniform with shoulder patches “Free Arabia”. This dress was “substantially understated as a civilian … The strong sexual desire of the Arabs have somehow set up a watched brothel into account. “As the course director would Krehl spoke German and knowledgeable” staff sergeant Asami from Iraq, close confidant of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem “. At least one state-owned, foreign power for every V-man group is required. “The rather primitive little intellectually trained Arabs, especially from Africa, are more suitable for sabotage and insurrection (uprising), than for intelligence. . The latter is more familiar with the mentally average aroused Arabs from the Middle East (Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Iran) “Krehl notes:” Strong differences between Arabs from Africa and those from the Middle East as possible to separate both groups. “. The quotations indicate that contempt for the Nazis in fact their collaborators around the Mufti were around. – The timing of these plans, end of February 1945, points out that it was more concerned with the preparation of subversion and sabotage from Mufti circles in Arabia for the impending war.[14]

The National Socialist SD- And later Churches Journalist Giselher Wirsing, Al-Husseini described in a book by 1938 as an “outstanding leader” and “excellent propagandists”. In 1943 he wrote: In Palestine, embodies capitalist thinking and way of life (with its Marxist equivalent) alone in Judaism. An opposite, good role play on the other hand, Islam, where the ideas of the West, the substance of the traditional way of life has not been able to shake. In Palestine, by the fact that the Mufti was both national Arab leader, the collapse of liberal ideas hardly ever occurs. Savoy had Palestine on behalf of the SS in the years of “Arab Uprising” 1936-1939 traveled twice. His comments are typical of a pre-modern societies admired by many friends and defenders Mufti show up today.

Post-war activity
At war’s end he fled, like many others, tens of thousands of Nazi war criminals, illegal in Switzerland, where he stayed one day. The Berner “Territorial Command 3″ reported on 7 May 1945 by five landed in Belpmoos: Two pilots and three-Nazi Arabs, including al-Husseini. The Germans were put in civil and backward secrecy, the Arabs were on 8 May 1945 at the transition St.Margrethen French authorities handed him over.

In France, the case Mohammed Amin al-Husseini of Henri Ponsot care, who campaigned for his welfare and early release[15]. 1946 al-Husseini was therefore left the French custody, although his dagger Division had just committed war crimes in that country. He received asylum in Egypt, Where many Nazis found refuge and new fields of activity. Zionist organizations asked the British, al-Husseini as war criminals in Nuremberg to accuse. The British refused, partly because they thought the evidence irrelevant, but also because such a move their problems in Egypt and Palestine would have increased, where al-Husayni was still popular. Also Yugoslavia unsuccessfully demanded his extradition. That same year, al-Husseini began to organize his campaign in Palestine against the Jews and courted activists.

On 22 September 1948 called al-Husseini in Gaza Strip an “Arab government for all Palestine” from, 1 October an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. This state was accepted by Egypt, Syria, The Lebanon, The Iraq, Saudi Arabia and YemenBut not by Jordan and not by any Arab country. His government was totally dependent of Egypt. As Jordan’s King Abdallah I. ibn Hussain 1951 post of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem awarded to another, al-Husseini organized the assassination in Jerusalem.

Egypt in 1959 sparked the “Arabian government for all Palestine” on. Al-Husseini died in 1974 in Beirut. He wanted to be buried in Jerusalem, but the Israeli government refused this request.

**Al-Husseini was the political mentor of the Yasser Arafat commanded Palestinian organizations. As late as 2002, Arafat said, details of Palestinian Media Watch According to an interview of “our hero al-Husseini.”[16] Arafat was not – as is often assumed – a nephew of al-Husseini, but only a distant relative.[17]

Continuing effect in relation to Germany
Al-Husayni brought the Nazi Propagandist Johann von Leers, Adhered to the continuing his anti-Semitic ideas in the 50 years after Cairo, as it has under Peron’s overthrow of the soil in Argentina was too hot under their feet. The Mufti welcomed him on his arrival here in person. They knew each other from working together in the 40s in Berlin. Leers then worked in Cairo as an author in the German extreme right-wing publications, under several pseudonyms, and by the support of French Holocaust deniers.

The German political scientist Helga Baumgarten Involved in the University of Tübingen has studied (up to 1964 the site of action of the fascist Islam Otto Rössler, Also a partner of the Mufti), is the Mufti as a charismatic (s) and influential (s) leader at the head of the movement (The Arabs). The conditions it is with German financial staged uprisings of the 30′s for them a Arab revolt, the masses of the peasants rebelled against the Zionist … implantation in their country.

Fritz Grobba d. 1973
Ambassador to Iraq and Saudi Arabia
From October 1932, Dr. Fritz Grobba was appointed as the German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Iraq and was sent to Baghdad. Grobba was able to speak both Turkish and Arabic. He frequently spoke of Arab nationalism and of ousting the British from the Middle East.[1] Grobba purchased a Christian-owned newspaper, The Arab World (al-‘Alam al-‘Arabi). He serialized an Arabic version of German dictator Adolf Hitler’s My Struggle (Mein Kampf) and soon Radio Berlin began to broadcast in Arabic

Grobba was also the German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fawzi al-Qawuqji (Arabic: فوزي القاوقجي‎; 1890–1977) was the field commander of the Arab Liberation Army (ALA) during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War in Palestine,

Yugoslavia, Holocaust, part II


NEW: Serbian Gestapo
On 1 April 1942 German Gestapo started formation of ‘1st Belgrade Special Combat detachment’ for purpose of combat against People’s Liberation Movement (communist resistance) on territory of Serbia. Members of that unit called themselves ‘Serbian Gestapo’. Creation of detachment started in July of the same year. Location was in building of primary school in Belgrade – Starine Novaka street no. 24.

Recruitment of personnel was carried out by commander *Strahinja Janjić and his deputy * Svetozar Nećak. Recruits were found amongst Gendarmerie, Ljotić men’s and individuals of Nazi believers. Acceptance was done by members of Belgrade Gestapo central in front of whom candidates were writing there autobiography and oath. At the end of 1942 detachment was largest and had 147 men. Because of different problems with members of Serbian Gestapo reorganization was done on 26 April 1943. Group of 22 agents was sent to Germany – Berlin – where they were divided into groups of three agents and sent to different companies. In detachment 33 agents remained until disbanded on 29 February 1944 after then Gestapo used individual agents as there own.

From acceptance each agent received its code name under which he was listed in Gestapo. In first months from formation of detachment with its members intensive training was carried out in area of army barracks. They were trained in use of infantry armament, gathering intelligence for police work, learning German language and listening to ideological-political classes. In barracks agents carried working uniforms of German army and in the field civilian suites or uniforms of SS units.

Members were used by German Gestapo individually, in small groups or as part of several dozens. In Belgrade and almost all other cities of Serbia they were used as agents-provocateurs with task of uncovering members and structure of People’s Liberation Movement (NOP), gather information’s on partisan detachment in certain areas etc. As part of units of German Armed Forces they participated in anti-partisan clearing (sweeps) operations during which they carried out searching (and looting) of houses, capturing and execution of members of People’s Liberation Movement. Gestapo tried to get individual into organized structure of People’s Liberation Movement as agents-provocateurs.

Many of the detachment members were criminals often abusing there authority finally forcing Germans to disbanded the unit.?

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Milan Aćimović (1898 – 1945) was a Serbian politician and Axis collaborator.

Aćimović was an attorney by profession. He was at one point chief of the Belgrade police and minister of internal affairs in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia government.

A few weeks after the Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1941, Aćimović formed the first quisling government in Serbia which was known as the Commissary Government. He was the president of the government until August of that year. In the newly formed Government of National Salvation, headed by Milan Nedić, Aćimović served as minister of the interior.

Vladimir Velmar-Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Велмар-Јанковић; August 10, 1895 – August 12, 1976) was a Serbian writer and member of Serbia’s World War II quisling government. fled to spain
Milorad Nedeljković (born 1883) was a Serbian economist and Axis-collaborating politician. He graduated and got his Ph.D. from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics. He was a professor of national economics and finance at the faculty of law in Subotica.

Nedeljković is best known for being part of Milan Nedić’s German-collaborationist government during World War II as a minister. When the regime was brought down by the Yugoslav Partisans, Nedeljković left the country and eventually died in exile.

Prime Ministers of the puppet governments
Velibor Jonić
Dragomir Jovanović

Nazi, Franz Boehme, held the real power in Serbia
After being captured in Norway, he was brought before the Hostages Trial, a division of the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials, and charged with war crimes committed in Serbia, during his 1941 control of the region. He had upped the ante of retaliatory strikes against Serbs, killing a hundred Serbs for every German killed, and fifty for every German wounded; this resulted in the massacre of thousands of civilians.[1] When his extradition to Yugoslavia seemed imminent, Böhme committed suicide by jumping from the 4th story of the prison in which he was being held. His body was interred at St. Leonhard-Friedhof in Graz.

“The CROATIAN Handzar division also almost completely made up of Muslims – both of these formations had thousands of members let alone if you were to count all Ustasa formations. ”
only part true. Himmler had about 10:1 ratio of Muslims: Croatian Catholics in the 2 “Waffen SS, Handzar Divisions. ”

Dr. Katicic, Chairman of the Red Cross, shocked by these mass murders, lodged the strongest protest, threatening to denounce to the world this mass slaughter of infants. As a reply, Pavelic had Dr. Katicic flung into the concentration camp of Stara Gradiska.

There were many Croatians in the Partisans as well.
names of Croatian leaders:
niksic, ante; d. 1945
lorkovic, mladen, d. 1945 (led a coup that failed)

Sekula Drljevic, Montenegrin Ustase, anti-semite. Dead 1945

Lyenko Urbanchic (alternative spellings: Ljenko Urbančič and Urbancic) (1922–2006) was a Slovenian-born Australian political activist. He was the most powerful of the central and eastern European Nazi collaborators and war criminals who infiltrated the Liberal Party of Australia from the 1950s and coalesced with Australian rightists to form the ‘Uglies’ faction [1]

Rojnica, Ivo (dead 2007).

The general came to Argentina in 1947 under the alias of Ivan Rajčinović, according to national archives. In 1951, he received Argentine papers, and later launched proceedings to reclaim his old surname of Rojnica.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center branch in Argentina confirmed the news, while Margel Institute Director Alen Budaj expressed his sadness that he had never been brought to justice. The Simon Wiesenthal Center had accused the late commander of persecution of Serbs, Roma and Jews in the Dubrovnik region during World War 2. Although Rojnica pleaded his innocence, even Argentine media had written that orders existed with his signature sanctioning the seizure of Jewish property, as well as restrictions on the rights of Jewish citizens, who were forbidden to walk the streets of Dubrovnik or own their own shops. The general came to Argentina in 1947 under the alias of Ivan Rajčinović, according to national archives. In 1951, he received Argentine papers, and later launched proceedings to reclaim his old surname of Rojnica. In the early nineties, he became an authorized Croatian representative to Argentina. dead

Kulenovic, Dzafer-beg (born in Rajnovici February 17, 1891 – died of natural causes in Damascus, Syria October 3, 1956): Replaced his older brother Osman as Vice-President of the NDH government, officially as of November 7, 1941, which position he held until the fall of the NDH. He emigrated to Syria upon his release, where he died of natural causes. During his life in Damascus, he wrote extensively on the need for unity between “Catholic and Muslim Croats”.

Hakija Hadzic DID emigrate to Syria, where he died (in Damascus) on January 1, 1953.

With the founding of the NDH in April 1941, he joins the Ustasa Party.

Alajbegovic, Mehmed – lawyer and politician (born in Bihac on May 7, 1906 – executed in Zagreb on June 7, 1947
After the formation of the NDH, he is appointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on January 27, 1942 becomes the Consul General of the NDH in Munich. , May, 1944 he is named Minister of Foreign Affairs of the NDH, which position he retains until the destruction of the NDH.

Muftic, Ismet – Mufti of Zagreb (born in Zepce in 1876 – executed in Zagreb on June 30, 1945):
He was tried by a military court in Zagreb, and hanged in front of his mosque.

Nasir Bubic :

Nedim Salihbegovic: SS, may have fled to Argentina.

A Leading figure at the College of San Girolamo was the Croatian priest and Nazi war criminal Father Krunoslav Draganavic – described once by U.S. intelligence officials as Pavelic’s ”alter ego”. His arrival in Rome in 1943 was to coordinate Italian-Ustashe activities, and after the war, he was a central figure in the organising escape routes for Nazi’s to Argentina. It was later claimed that members of the CIA had said that he had been allowed to store the archives of the Croatian legation inside the Vatican, as well as valuables brought out of Yugoslavia by fleeing Ustashe in 1945. (Many Ustashe and other Croatians were killed by Communists at Bleiburg, 1945). Historical note: Bosnian Muslims also served with Ustashe. The territory of Ustashe was called N.D.H.

*Pavelic was the commander.

Jure Francetić ( (1912–1942) was an World War II Ustaše Commissioner of Bosnia and Herzegovina,[1] responsible for the massacre of Bosnian Serbs and Jews.

*Memorial plaque to this Ustashe leader was raised in Slunj in June 2000, by Association of war veterans, “Hrvatski domobran”.[19][20] In late 2004 the Croatian government ordered the removal of the memorial plaque. In January 2005 in the outskirts of Split, unknown persons raised overnight a memorial to Francetić and Mile Budak.

Ustashe’s unseen cruelty and savagery applied against Serbs and Jews even prompted the German command to demand that Francetić, as the commander of the 1st Brigade Black Legion, be dismissed. Pavelić defied and promoted Francetić to commander of all Ustashe field formations.[14] ( Pavelic was not just Hitler’s ‘puppet’).

In the pre-war times about 15,000 Jews lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina. About 3,000 women and children of this number – were arrested and kept in Kruschnitze concentration camp (Bosnia). Later they will be deported to Jasenovac and Stara Gradiska concentration camps.[15]

Additional 7,000 Bosnian Jews will be deported directly to Jasenovac concentration camp. At least 25,000 Jews died in Croat-Bosnia-Hercegovina (NDH). Approximately 12,000 Bosnian Jews, and 13,000 Jews from Croat territory. Hundreds of thousands of Serbs died in NDH, killed through fighting or thru Ustase atrocities.


Vjekoslav ”Maks” Luburić (April 21, 1911 – April 20, 1969) was a Croatian war criminal part of the Ustaše and the commander of the Jasenovac concentration camp. Assassinated in Spain. Most culpable.

Rafael Ranko Boban (born December 22, 1907, date of death unknown) was a member of the Croatian World War II Ustaše regime, and the commander of the “Black Legion”/Crna Legija. Presumed DEAD.

Boban was born in Sovići near Grude. He emigrated from Yugoslavia in 1932 and it was at this time that he met and joined Ante Pavelić. He returned to Croatia that same year and took part in the unsuccessful Velebit Rebellion.

After the death of Jure Francetić, Boban became the sole commander of the Black Legion. Closer to the war’s end he was a Domobran general as well. At the end of WWII, he retreated to Austria, emigrated to USA and was small unit tactics instructor in Korean war, where he lost his right arm. Some say he lost his life in Korea, but Ante Pavelić named him Commander of Armed Forces in exile in 1951.



Dinko Šakić (September 8, 1921 – July 20, 2008) was a convicted Croat war criminal, an army leader of the fascist Independent State of Croatia (NDH), and commander of the Jasenovac concentration camp during World War II. Captured , put on trial, died in Croatia.


Gabriel Božidar Kavran was a member of the Croatian World War II Ustaše regime

Kavran was born in Zagreb on September 22, 1913. d. 1948.He served as leader of the Ustaše from May 1943 onwards.He attempted to organize a rebellion against the Communist Yugoslav government in the post-war years. He led a group of exiled Croatian fighters into the country. They called this Operation April 10. However, he was eventually captured by the UDBA and executed in 1948.


Muhammad Hadžiefendić .executed Oct 1943

The verdict stated that the Hadžiefendić was “one of the main organizers of the SS formations of the German army,” which “served the occupier and worked against the interests of the people, mainly Muslims, whose sons (…) threw to war on behalf of the slaughterhouse occupiers, “and that” when the last attempt occupiers and Ustasha bands to fall into the liberated Tuzla (…) tried to undermine and worked against the interests of the People’s Liberation Army, creating panic and bringing unrest among the population “.

A few years ago, there have been initiatives to Major Hadžiefendić officially rehabilitated, and that by calling it a street in Tuzla, but it fell through because of media campaign launched by the ultranationalists.


Nikola Mandic, (Travnik, January 20, 1869 – Zagreb, June 7, 1945) was a Croatian politician.

September 2, 1943 when he was named president of the government of the Independent State of Croatia. He held this position until the state’s collapse in 1945.

Slavko Kvaternik (August 25, 1878 – June 7, 1947) was a Croatian military commander. He was noted for military service in World War I, later as a deputy leader and founding member of the Croatian Ustashe movement in the 1930s who then became one of the leaders of the Independent State of Croatia during World War II.

Dido Kvaternik instituted a regime of terror against Croatian Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and other “enemies of the State”, and is believed to bear direct and primary responsibility for the atrocities committed by the Ustasha against those groups. In 1943, after a falling out with Pavelic, the leader of the Independent State of Croatia, he and his father Slavko Kvaternik, who was the Croatian Minister of War, went into exile in Slovakia, and after the war fled to Argentina with the help of the Catholic Church. His mother was half-Jewish.

From Argentina, continued in his Kvaternik Subversive activities against Tito. He reorganized the Ustasha supporters and continued to publish actively, never expressing any regret for his past deeds. Canada’s multiple extradition requests were all turned down, and Kvaternik was never tried.

Eugene “Dido” Kvaternik and his two daughters died in a car crash in Argentina in 1957.

Ibrahim Pirić-Pjanić (Soko near Gracanica 1896th – Munich 1977), Ustasha Colonel, Commander of the XXV. Ustasha Battalion and a member of the Croatian emigration.

Hadžiefendić legion, including a battalion Domdo Gracanica. Part of manpower has gone or is drafted into the Waffen-SS, a significant part defected to the partisans, while the rest hid in scattered groups throughout northeast Bosnia. The people are the group called “green staff.”

Bleiburg, where the majority of its members captured and later executed by the Yugoslav communist forces.

Ibrahim Pjanić managed to avoid capture and death, probably to the American occupation zone in Italy.Ibrahim Pjanić was declared a war criminal.

A number of oral testimonies indicate that Pjanić as logornik taken all measures to stop the persecution, arrests and terror, založivši to protect the few remaining Serbs and Jews in Gracanica. When a German raid, he personally hid a Jewish doctor Dr. Jolanda Rauhnic, having escaped in this way from certain death. In several cases, intervened in the arrest of suspected Communists, založivši for their release, and also in April 1945. prevent the Ustasha Plehan to make reprisals in a Serbian village, while it remained in this area.

Pjanic is to this day remains a favorite figure in the collective consciousness of the Bosniak people of Gracanica and the environment and kind of folk hero. It has contributed not only his courage and charisma that he had as a soldier and a commander, but his expressed religiosity.Successfully avoiding entrapment in Bleiburg, Ibrahim Pjanić some time spent in an Allied prison camp in Italy, where he went to Syria. There he worked closely with Dr. Jafar-beg Kulenovic, prof. Hakija Hadzic and other Muslim Croats. He was elected president of the Association of Croats in Syria. At that time identified as a member of the Croatian Liberation Movement. Later, however, opted for the organization of Croatian national Vjekoslav Luburic, who lived in Madrid. Once, in early 1960-ies, from Syria, he moved to Munich, Pjanic has established close cooperation with Luburic. He was elected to his deputy in the Croatian National odporu, after Luburić death for president of the organization. dead, 1977.


Dr. Andrew Artuković (29 November 1899-16 January 1988) was a Croatian Ustasha and a convicted war criminal for the crimes committed against minorities in the WWII Independent State of Croatia (NDH). He earned the nickname “the Himmler of the Balkans.” Died in Yugoslav Prison.

Mile Budak (1889 – 1945) was an Ustasha, best known as one of the chief ideologists of the Croatian nationalist Ustasha movement, Which ruled the Independent State of Croatia, or NDH, from 1941-45 and waged a genocidal campaign against its Serb, Roma and Jewish minorities. He created the Croatian national plan to get rid of Orthodox Serbs by killing one third, expelling one third and assimilating the rest.

Documented speech at Gospic on 22 July 1941 he declared: “The movement of the Ustashi is based on religion. For the minorities we have three million bullets. We shall kill one part of the Serbs, expell the second part, and the covert to Catholicism third part of them .“Stella Alexander attributes this exposition of Ustasha policy to Budak [10] and notes that he spoke in similar terms on several other occasions.

He later became Croatian ambassador to Nazi Germany (November 1941 – April 1943) and foreign minister (May 1943 – May 1945) [11] [12]. When the Independent State of Croatia collapsed, Mile Budak was captured by English military authorities and handed to Josip Broz Tito’s Partisans – on May 18, 1945. Court-martialed (before the military court of the 2nd Yugoslav army) in Zagreb on June 6, 1945, sentenced to death the same day and next day executed.


Osman Kulenovic (born-December 15, 1889, Rajnović Bosnia, died-June 7, 1947, Zagreb) was a Croatian Muslim politician.served as vice-president of the Independent State government for a short period of time (April 1941 – November 1941). Then he was replaced by his brother, Jafar-Bey Kulenovic. However, he kept worked with the NDH regime in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs til May 1943 when he retired.

He surrendered to the British in May 1945 and was given to the Yugoslavian government. He was sentenced to death and executed in Zagreb on June 7, 1947, at the age of 57.

Dr. Jafar Kulenović Bey (1891 – 1956) was the Vice President of the Independent State of Croatia during World War II. He also became President of Yugoslav Moslem Organization, the largest Bosniak political party at the time, following the death of Dr. Mehmed Spaho 1939.nly in a few months before his death, the Croatian Liberation Movement was formed, with Dr. Kulenović being one of the founders and Signatories. His son Nahid Kulenović continued working with this Movement, but was assassinated by the secret police Yugoslavia, UDBA in Munich.

Tomislav Sertić (Udbina, 21 December 1902nd – Belgrade, 27 September 1945.), The first commander of the Ustasha army. Is considered a hero by some.

Vokić and Lorkovic (1945) attempted a coup but failed.

Subject: Statement of General Tomislav Sertić

The undersigned hereby declare that the Archbishop of Zagreb, to personally know mr. General Tomislav Sertić as a very noble man, full of humanity, which has always denounced injustice to any party, committed against any citizen NDH He was always ready to stand up for convicts and prisoners. Therefore, his feelings and efforts was suspect some rulers, indeed threatened him with death and some parties. It is clear that he loved his people. But I know also that the main culprits in Croatia, the Italians and the Germans believed that its policy of trying to alienate the more izkoristiti our world and our country. He believes that we should keep the positions and thus prevent the alien fails to fully achieve their intentions. In Zagreb, 22 June 1945. “Tomislav Vitez Sertić.


list of some Nazis executed after the war by Yugos:

Meissner, August (Meyssner)

Fuchs, Dr Wilhelm

Hahn, Josef

Teichmann, Ludwig

Eckert, Josef

Weimann, Ernst

Kaserer, Richard

Polte, Friedrich

Friedrich Rainer

Edwin Rosener, exec. at Nuremberg

*Heinrich Danckelmann

Major Knehe

General der Pioniere Walter Kuntze, d 1960

Wilhelm List, d. 1971

Luigi Efisio Marras, 1981

Known war criminals.

Soldiers from the division killed 22 Jews in Tuzia in the summer of 1944.

38 Handzar soldiers were put on trial in Yugoslavia 20-30 August 1947 for war crimes though only seven of them were charged with specific offenses. All were found guilty, seven were executed and the rest sentenced to prison terms ranging from five years to life in prisorn. In the end they were released early and last prisoners were released in 1952, one of them died in prison.


More on Yugoslavia:

Following the allied bombardment of the camp in March and April 1945. year in which they destroyed many buildings within the camp, Vjekoslav Maks Luburic, commander of the Ustasha Defense was ordered to kill all prisoners, a town of Jasenovac concentration camp, and fell to the ground and burn them to hide all traces of the crime. The last group of women was liquidated on the eve of 21st April and on 22 April of last male prisoners decided to attempt to breakout from the camp. Of these, 600 breakthrough 107 prisoners survived. The same day, just a few hours later, and began punching detainees in Tannery. Of these, 176 would save them only 11.

In a deserted place near Jasenovac and it destroyed the camp, 2 or 3 May 1945. year, first entered shooting first bands 4th Battalion Serbian brigade XXI. People’s Liberation Army, the Yugoslav prime division. Battalion, which entered the Jasenovac day job is to preserve traces of the crime until the arrival of the State Commission for Investigation of the Crimes occupiers. The first investigation of the status quo in detention Jasenovac III Brickyard, in Gradina and Ustica, conducted by the County Commission for the Investigation of Crimes occupiers and their supporters from Nova Gradiska, 11 May 1945. year. Investigative Committee of the National Commission for the Investigation of the Crimes Croatian arrived in Jasenovac 18th May 1945. Information about the layout, organization of work, daily life and last days of the camp, the Commission gave the surviving inmates and participants in the breakthrough. A month later, 18 June, when the river Sava retreated into its bed, Croatian State Commission conducted a third investigation.


The no. of victims has never been officially verified, and the separate lists of victims of war, 1946., 1950. and 1964. were not fully published. (Admittedly, detainee Milko Riffer, author of City of the dead, came to Jasenovac end of 1942. )

The camp commander Ljubo Miloš (d 1948)was arrested and detained on the road to the Sava. He was released only through the intervention of Max Luburic. Then many of the inmates released homes, and even some Communists.

*Interesting that here Croatian Wikipedia tries to mitigate the Holocaust at Jasenovac.


Viktor Gutić (Banja Luka, 23rd December 1,901th – Sarajevo, 1946?), Croatian politician. Article illegal Ustasha movement 1930-ies and the official time for NDH.
Doctor of Law. He had a law office in Banja Luka. After creating Kingdom of SHS member of the Regional Secretary and the local leadership HPSS in Banja Luka. He is the founder of a local branch Croatian nationalist organization (HANA), militant organizations active in street battles with Organization of Yugoslav nationals (ORJUNA).

Became a supporter Ante Pavelic, Which represents an illegal and violent struggle for the establishment of an independent Croatian state. He was arrested and sentenced to prison, he provides the Sremska Mitrovica. After being released from prison 1938th founded the first organization in the Ustasha Vrbas Banovina.

After the declaration NDH Ustasha Commissioner for the former Banovina. Since March 1942nd a prefect large parish Pokuplje based in Karlovac. He stood out in persecution of Serbs, As well as the negativity and warned Germans (general Luthers). In March 1943rd promoted to the rank of Colonel.

After the collapse of NDH pulls in Austria and in Italy, where Venice identified, arrested and taken to the camp Grottaglie (in captivity, among others, and with the Slovenian General *Leon Rupnik (d 1946) and Chetnik Duke Dobroslav Jevdjevic. Early 1946 extradited to the Yugoslav authorities in Sarajevo sentenced to death.


Herbert von troll Obergfel, Nazi

Franz Bohme, d. 1947 responsible for Holocaust of the Jews:
16 September 1941 – 2 December 1941: At the same time, Commanding General and Commander of Serbia.

names of Croatian leaders:

Niksic, ante; d. 1945

Franjo Kralik : d?

Gregorij Rožman, Bishop of Lubljana, d. 1959

Ivan Saric, d. 1960, Archbishop of Sarajevo

Ljubo Miloš (Bosanski Samac 1919. – Zagreb 1948.) Ustasha Major, one of the commanders in the camp Jasenovac[1]
The Supreme Court in Zagreb sentenced him to death.

source: Yugoslavia, continue
“The genocide in Croatia is the first example of systematic murder and on a large scale during the Second World War

stato indipendente de croazia, italian wiki

A couple more names:
Flespu, SS
Desiderius Hempel, d. 1981

Executed June 71.Mile Budak
2.Pavao Canki
3.Julije Makanec
4.Nikola Mandić
5.Nikola Steinfel
6.Juraj Rukavina
7.Ivan Vidnjević
Life imprisonment
1.Ademaga Mešić (Subsequently died in Stara Gradiška in 1945)
Twenty years imprisonment
Lavoslav Milić
2.Bruno Nardelli


more on the nazis:

Walter Hauck (* 4. Juni 1918..2006?) Waffen-SS.  On August 6, 1949, Hauck and the other accused – were sentenced with one exception – to the death penalty. The defence lawyers appealed before the Court of Cassation. The Court rejected this appeal on June 3, 1950. After several revisions, President René Coty converted the death penalty into a life sentence because some d’Ascq widows with him for mercy for the convicted person had asked. Hauck was granted a reduction of criminal and was released from prison by Loos in 1957. Then he returned to Germany.

1969 and 1977 Czechoslovakia of Germany demanded prosecution of Hauck, what but not further pursued by the Stuttgart public prosecutor. in 2005, the Czech police had collected evidence for Haucks massacre Leskovice participation and opened criminal proceedings before the Court to make it []. A trial was however not into being. Hauck lived until his death in Germany.

Yugoslavia: After the war, the fate of Mirko Puk is not clear. Some sources say that he has remained in Croatia, others point to an exile in Spain or France. He should have in 1945 probably by suicide or killed.

The barbarity created such a commotion, even among the Nazis, that they set up a Committee to exhume the bodies and took photographs as evidence. The oral process was incorporated in an official Nazi document, “Ustachenwerk bet Bjelovar.”*

death camp in Croatia…

Gornja Rijeka concentration camp was a fascist concentration camp of the Croatian Ustaše in Krizevci in the recently formed independent State of Croatia. It was designed as a special camp for children up to 16 years and was made possible only by the invasion of German and Italian troops in Yugoslavia in 1941.

On November 25, 1941, the Ustasa – issued Croatian leader – Ante Pavelic, the law order No. CDXXIX-2101-Z-1941, which was signed by the Minister of Justice and religion Mirko Puk. he allowed the violent introduction of unpopular people to concentration camps. A few months earlier was begun with the construction of the central warehouse. On July 12, 1942, three camps for children were completed in the complex of the Jasenovac concentration camp. It was the camp of KZ Sisak, the camp of KZ Jastrebarsko and Gornja Rijeka as the smallest of the three camps.The upper power over all bearings of the Jasenovac complex and thus also above Gornja Rijeka was , a member of the Ustaše, *Max Vjekoslav Luburić. The power of the prison-system was awarded by Pavelic to Luburic.

Mainly Serbian children were housed in the camp. The official purpose of the detention was the re-education of the children, which usually a turn of the Serbian Orthodox Christians to the Roman Catholic faith was meant. In fact, the camp served the assassination of the Serbian population. To achieve this, the children of her parents were separated and interned in children’s concentration camp. The supply of food was poor and often the children received no food for days. Then rotten food was distributed to the hungry children.

Flight was not possible due to the fences with barbed wire. Arbitrary punishments were normal diseases such as bacillary dysentery, usual and belonged to the main cause of death. But not only for this reason, the mortality rate was high. Murders of children remained without consequences for the warehouse personnel. The 400 Serb children accommodated in the camp died more than half within the existing period of the camp of about six months. In May 1942, the camp of Gornja Rijeka dissolved and converted to for home for refugees.


Kröger,Erhard (Gerhard) Dr Erhard Kroeger (* 24. März 1905 in Riga; † 28. September 1987 in Tübingen) (1941). Baltic German. Born in Line (?), Russia on 24 March 1905. Studied law at the Universities of Tübingen and Königsberg. Became a lawyer. Entered the SS in October 1938. Active in the Nazi youth movement in Latvia, repatriated to the Reich in 1939. Joined the NSDAP on 1 August 1940. Became a SD-official.

From June to November 1941 commanded Einsatzkommando 6 of Einsatzgruppe C. Was decorated with the Iron Cross while commander of the Einsatzkommando. SS-Oberführer. Head of Sonderkommando Ost which was set up by the SD. In 1943 was enlisted in Division SS “Hohenstaufen”. Also Head of the Russian desk in Leitstelle Ost under Arlt from July 1944. In charge of one of the worst Einsatzkommandos in Italy.

After the war succeeded in avoiding justice. Demanded extradited by Italy in 1963. Tried in 1969 and sentenceed to 3 years of prison.When the war ended, Kroeger appeared under: he lived until 1962 under a false name in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Switzerland, and Bologna. After the Wuppertal District Court had issued an arrest warrant against Kroger suspicion, to have been involved in during the war in massacres on January 10, 1962, he was arrested on December 31, 1965 in Steinmaur Sünikon in Zurich. The land of North Rhine-Westphalia was then an official extradition request. Kroeger argued that the killings had been politically motivated and therefore under the Swiss law would make no delivery worthy event. The Swiss Federal Court rejected this objection, however, agreed to his extradition.[2] After the extradition to Germany and the exhibition of a second arrest warrant on February 22, 1966 Kroeger was held from May 17, 1966 until October 5, 1967 in custody.[3] On July 31, 1969, Kroeger was sentenced by the District Court of Tübingen to three years and four months in prison.[4] Object of the process was the mass killing of Jews in the West Ukraine between June 1941 and February 1942.

As a result of  this operation many mass graves were obliterated, making it impossible after the war to ascertain the exact extent of the Nazi crimes, especially in the Soviet Union and Poland.



Gustav Adolf Nosske (* 29. Dezember 1902 in Halle; † um 1990)

Nosske delivered 8,000 Jews to the Rumanians who massacred them. Discharged and assigned as Head of the SS-Central Office in Düsseldorf in 1944. Nosske personally had the remaining Jews of Düsseldorf assembled and shot in September 1944. The fact that he refused to exterminate half-jews, led to his dismissal but he was not degraded.

On April 10, 1948, he was sentenced at the Nuremberg trials of to life imprisonment. Nosske had led in the process, he would have protested in September 1944 against the orders of the higher SS and police leader (HSSPF) in Düsseldorf, to round up all the Jews and “Ostarbeiter” and to kill, and not run this command. The release from the Landsberg prison took place on December 15, 1951.

His fate is unknown. However, it is known that Nosske in the 1st Frankfurt Auschwitz as a witness was heard on March 26, 1965. His residence was Düsseldorf,  was specified.

From December, 1941, to February, 1942, at Velika Kosutarica, at Jasenovac, over 40,000 Orthodox Serbs were massacred, while in the Jasenovac camp, in the summer of 1942, about 66,000 Orthodox Serbs, brought from the villages of the Bosnian Marches, were slaughtered, including 2,000 children.*[disputed numbers]


jasenovac system of camps; Waldheim (comments); and an interview with an expert on the subject


Haj Amin el Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler.

[Corrected: The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem] recruited Bosnian Muslims and Muslims from the Caucasus for dedicated Nazi SS units. In a March 1, 1944 broadcast from Berlin he stated: “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion.” He wrote a pamphlet, “Islam and the Jews,” which served to incite the slaughter of Jews and Serbs. [Bostom, 2002].

The NDH was a Croatian Catholic state which sought the extermination or genocide of the Jewish and Serbian Orthodox populations.

In 1941, over 100,000 Bosnian Muslim conscripts were available to fight in the military formations of the Third Reich. Bosnian Muslim soldiers were in the Ustasha death squads.

On July 22,1941, Mile Budak declared that the goal of the NDH was to create a Croat Catholic and Bosnian Muslim state by the extermination of ‘foreign elements’, which were Jews, Orthodox Serbs, and Gypsies. His statement is as follows: “The basis for the Ustasha movement is religion. For minorities such as Serbs, Jews, and Gypsies, we have three million bullets.”

5,500 Jews from the NDH were transported to Auschwitz

The largest concentration camp in Bosnia was the Kruscica camp near Travnik, established in April-May, 1941, where many of Bosnia’s Jews were killed.

Leni Yahil in The Holocaust: The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945

The Sephardic synagogue was destroyed by German, Croat, and Bosnian Muslim forces

“On April 16, German forces entered Sarajevo, and, with local Muslims, plundered and destroyed the main synagogue.” Martin Gilbert

Entire Jewish and Serbian communities in the Sarajevo region were destroyed and Jewish and Serbian men, women, and children were massacred by Bosnian Muslims and Croats.

13th and 23rd Waffen SS were Muslims.

“The State Attorney of Croatia, who had not accused Šakić of the crimes of genocide, nor brought the Jasenovac camp into the court, declared: According to the results of the hearing of evidence, not only because of the large number of the victims, but for extremely inhuman and brutal treatments, it can be concluded that the Jasenovac Camp, especially during the years 1941-1942, when civilians were systematically liquidated in it, was a camp of death.”

On June 23, 1941, this policy of ethnic cleansing was officially announced by Victor Gutic, Ustasha Governor of Western Bosnia, which was a majority Serbian region. In a speech at Banja Luka, Gutic announced that Ante Pavelic intended to make Banja Luka the capital of the NDHÝ but before the city had to be “thoroughly cleansed of Serbian dirt.” He announced that he was going to use an “iron broom” to sweep until Banja Luka and Bosanska Krajina (Western Bosnia) “had been cleansed of the last Serb.”

Ante Pavelic (1889-1959), the President or Poglavnik of the NDH, enunciated the policy of ethnic cleansing when he gave a speech on August 14, 1941, in Vukovar in Srem:

“This is now the Ustashi and Independent State of Croatia, it must be cleansed of Serbs and Jews. There is no room for any of them here. Not a stone upon a stone will remain of what once belonged to them.”

“Even the Nazi generals were amazed at the horrors of Jasenovac. Thus, General von Horstenau, Hitler’s representative in Zagrebwrote in his personal diary for 1942 that the Ustasha camps in the NDH were „the epitome of horror, and Arthur Hefner, a German transport officer for work forces in the Reich, wrote on November 11, 1942 of Jasenovac: „The concept of the Jasenovac camp should actually be understood as several camps which are several kilometers apart, grouped around Jasenovac. Regardless of the propaganda, this is one of the most horrible of camps, which can only be compared to Dante’s Inferno. ”

The forgotten death camp: Jasenovac­asenovac/index_en.html­iblioteka/vecni_pomen/jasenova­c_en.html

disturbing footage, very shocking:

“Germans and Ustaša killed approximately 32,000 Jews from Croatia
and 8-20,000 Jews at Jasenovac.” 6000 to 8000 Jews were deported to Auschwitz Birkenau.


“5,000 and 12,000 Croats are believed to have died in Jasenovac.

“There are no reliable statistics on the number of Muslim victims. The Muslims from Bosnia-Herzegovina were ethnic Slavs and spoke a variety of Serbian and Croatian dialects. Croatian nationalists as well as the radical Ustaša leaders perceived all Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina as Croats; the regime aimed convert them to Catholicism. They were persecuted for religious and political rather than racial reasons.

“Since the end of World War II, political and ideological conflicts in the area have made the documentation and verification of victim statistics extremely difficult. To cover the trail of terror and murder, authorities of the NDH or Independent State of Croatia burned official records from the Jasenovac camps first in early 1943 and again upon evacuation in 1945.

“Dependable statistics that do exist are based on the work of several historians who have used census records and other available documentation from German, Croatian, and former Yugoslav archives.”

“At the museum’s opening on Nov. 27, (2006) Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said, “Today’s Croatia does not want to stay silent about the dark pages of its past.

Researchers at the museum say they have so far gathered proof that 69,842 people were killed, almost 19,000 of them children. [at Jasenovac. The figures are disputed by others].

“Do you care? Truth about Jasenovac: Genocide over Serbs – Never forget!”
Interview with Srboljub Zivanovic, Ph.D

In just a few days, at this year’s Belgrade Book Fair, the publishing house “Srpska Knjiga” will be promoting its latest edition, “Jasenovac” by Professor Srboljub Zivanovic, Ph.D. Prof. Zivanovic, a world-renowned anthropologist, lives and works in London as the director of the European Institute for Ancient Slavic Studies and fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

The book is titled “Jasenovac,” but it is a collection of articles, essays, interviews, reviews, commentaries and lectures unavailable to the general public until now. For example, I’ve included a lecture I gave several years ago at Oxford, which had an impact in the West, but could not be found in print anywhere. Additionally, I’ve included the original report of the 1964 Commission that exhumed the mass graves in the Croatian death camp complex, unearthing Serb, Jewish and Roma victims of genocide. Although the research was done in 1964, the first publication of it was in 1992, in a splendid book called “Catena Mundi.” However, that book is next to impossible to find! It was financed by our émigrés in Australia, and the print run was very small. It may be easier to get a copy of this book in Australia, but it is impossible in Europe.

“So, we should forget that *[figure is contested]700,000 people were murdered, but the current Croatian government can sue Serbia to the International Court of Justice and claim “genocide” for less than 2000 dead in the 1990s wars?”

” This is our tragedy, and this is why we must keep writing about it. But when you look at the history textbooks in Serbia, there is nothing about Jasenovac. Even when there is, it’s but a sentence or two. I’ve seen more about World War One in East African textbooks – three whole sentences. But three sentences about Jasenovac in our textbooks? Too much to hope for.

Things are different in the Bosnian Serb Republic. Children there know. … And there is none of that in Serbia. The worst part is that Serbia is one of the few countries in the world without a Holocaust museum. Yet one of the places where the Nazis murdered Jews en masse was the Old Fairgrounds in Zemun (under Croat rule at the time – tr.), where Jews would be taken in gas-chamber trucks, and would be dead on arrival.

No one seems to care. …The Genocide Museum in Belgrade was closed. Not many people know that. There was a Genocide Museum, but the governments that came after October 2000 chose to move it to Kragujevac. But the Kragujevac memorial complex is dedicated to some 5000 Serb hostages shot by the Germans! It has nothing to do with some *[contested]700,000-plus Serbs, 80,000 Roma, and over 23,000 Jews who died in the Croat death camps in Jasenovac!

Dr. Zivanovic: I am often asked why I use this expression, “Croat camps” and “Croat butchers”. Well, how else should I call them? It was Croats who killed…Of course, there is a pressure from Croatian authorities, especially after Tudjman, to say that the murders were committed by fascists or Nazis – but there were none in Croatia. There were Croats. And Croats did the killing. Well, there were some murderers who were Muslim, and they were thoroughly indoctrinated to believe they were Croats, but many Muslims fought against Croat savagery.

Besides, and our children should know this, the “independent” Croatia and its executioners were the only perpetrators of genocide who tortured their victims prior to murdering them. Nazis did not do it. Nazis did not have a special camp for children, either. They had concentration camps, yes, and they had entire families in certain camps, but to separate out the small children and put them in a special camp? No one did that but the Croats. And what would happen to those children, four and under, “cared” for by the nuns? They would be forbidden to urinate after 6 PM. If they did, the nuns would grab them by their feet, swing them against the walls, and crush their skulls! That’s a fact.

Q: The aim of your book is to stop the cover-up of the truth about Jasenovac. The actual number of victims remains unknown, and many seek to minimize it. Why?

Dr. Zivanovic: My aim is just to preserve the truth. It should not be covered up. Maybe the authorities will eventually relent and stop keeping the truth from the new generations. I am against digging through cemeteries and unearthing old grudges, but the truth has to be known. Who will speak for those small children? They are martyrs, is what they are. It is not their fault they were born Orthodox, or Jewish, but that is why they were murdered. They cannot speak, no one is there to speak for them. Having handled thousands of their crushed skulls, I’ve taken upon myself to speak for them. Someone has to.

There’s something worse. There is a great mass grave of Jasenovac victims in Belgrade. Those are the dead that floated down the Sava river, and washed up on the riverbank by Nebojsa tower. That mass grave is still there, overgrown in weeds and unmarked. But dig there, and you will find skeletons. Immediately after the war, in 1945, the [Communist] authorities ordered the return of bodies that floated down from Jasenovac. Two trucks with those bodies were sent over, supposedly, ending up God knows where. But when they saw how many bodies there were, no one wanted anything to do with them any more. … The grave remains to this day. We ought to at least have a chapel in that spot, on the very site of that mass grave, because no one knows how many thousands, or tens of thousands of bodies were dumped in the Sava, how many washed up in Belgrade, or how many ended up in other graves along the river. Next to the Harish Chapel in Zemun, there is a number of graves marked as “Victims of Jasenovac.” I don’t know how they were retrieved or identified, but there they are. How many more graves are there? In Smederevo, bodies floated down the Danube for months.

…One young historian at the so-called Belgrade Genocide Museum, the expert who should be educating the new generations, attended the IV International Jasenovac Conference (Banja Luka, 2007) and said he more or less agrees with the Croats that there were 70,000 victims. That’s how many names they have, he says! I’m speechless, really. If this book of mine can help even a little bit to preserve the real truth, I’ll be more than satisfied.

…Those that claim Stepinac was ignorant of the forcible conversions aren’t telling the truth. He knew all too well about the forcible conversions, he did them himself.

I wrote about the methods of killing and the efficiency of butchery by Croat and Muslim killers, describing some twenty methods of execution that they used.

Interview with Srboljub Zivanovic, Ph.D

“Jasenovac’s terror lasted from autumn of 1941. until April 22nd 1945.”
At this area, to date was disclosed 125 mass graves of huge dimensions.

Nazis and Muslims, 2 books show the links
July 14, 2010

Jeffrey Herf, a leading scholar in the field, offers the most extensive examination to date of Nazi propaganda activities targeting Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East during World War II and the Holocaust. He draws extensively on previously unused and little-known archival resources, including the shocking transcriptions of the “Axis Broadcasts in Arabic” radio programs, which convey a strongly anti-Semitic message.

Herf explores the intellectual, political, and cultural context in which German and European radical anti-Semitism was found to resonate with similar views rooted in a selective appropriation of the traditions of Islam. Pro-Nazi Arab exiles in wartime Berlin, including Haj el-Husseini and Rashid el-Kilani, collaborated with the Nazis in constructing their Middle East propaganda campaign. By integrating the political and military history of the war in the Middle East with the intellectual and cultural dimensions of the propagandistic diffusion of Nazi ideology, Herf offers the most thorough examination to date of this important chapter in the history of World War II. Importantly, he also shows how the anti-Semitism promoted by the Nazi propaganda effort contributed to the anti-Semitism exhibited by adherents of radical forms of Islam in the Middle East today.

In June 1939 Saudi King Ibn Saud Khalid al-Hud-al Qarqani met with Hitler who assured him of his long standing sympathy for the Arabs and his willingness to offer them ‘active assistance’,and especially his support for the Arab cause in Palestine and determination to prevent the realization of a Jewish Nation home there.

Fascist Italy broadcast Arabic programmes from 1934 to 1943, Nazi shortwave broadcasts in Arabic commenced in October 1939, and continued until March 1945 on the Nazi German Arab language radio station, the Voice of Free Arabism.

The Nazi regime saw extreme anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism as pivotal points of entry into the Arab world. As the author explains ” Throughout the war Nazi Arabic radio repeated the charge that World War II was a Jewish war whose purpose in the region was to establish a Jewish State in Palestine that would expand into and dominate the entire Muslim and Arab world. Moreover the broadcasts asserted that the Jews in the mid twentieth century were were attempting to destroy Islam just as their ancestors had been attempting to do for thirteen centuries…An Axis victory would prevent the formation of a Jewish state in Palestine”.

The same way Nazi propaganda exploited hundreds of years of Christian anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic canards to create it’s venomous propaganda, so Nazi propaganda in the Arab world did the same with the anti-Semitism inherent in Islamic thought. This dissemination was to be a moulding force in the ideas of both anti-Zionist Arab nationalism and Islamist radicalism to this very day, and can be echoed in the propaganda of Islamists today such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, the Khamenei-Ahmadinejad Islamist regime in Iran and a plethora of Islamic media.
*In other words, the Nazis aided “Islamo-fascism”.

Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews in Palestine [Paperback]
Klaus-Michael Mallmann (Author), Martin Cuppers (Author), Krista Smith (Translator)

little known fact: “Over 2,500 Tunisian Jews were to die in the camps set up by the Nazis and their collaborators.” This puts Rommel and the Italian Army in a true light; of being Hitler’s helpers in the planned genocide.


From 1943, Bosnian Muslim leader Izetbegovic was the head organizer of a recruiting drive for the infamous, all Muslim, Waffen SS 20,000-strong Handzar or Hanjar Division.
on Jasenovac, Croatian Death camp.

Ante Pavelic (1889-1959), the President or Poglavnik of the NDH, enunciated the policy of ethnic cleansing when he gave a speech on August 14, 1941, in Vukovar in Srem:

This is now the Ustashi and Independent State of Croatia, it must be cleansed of Serbs and Jews. There is no room for any of them here. Not a stone upon a stone will remain of what once belonged to them.



This accounted for almost all the Jews in Serbia. Of the Serbian Jewish population of estimated 16,000, the Nazis murdered approximately 14,500. Only small number of the survivors was able to escape persecution either by moving to other occupying zones, or by being POWs, or by joining Partisans, or by being hidden by Serbian friends. The Belgrade Jewish population practically perished, and SS-Gruppenfuehrer Har[a]ld Turner could proudly declare in August 1942 Belgrade as a “Judenrein / Judenfrei Stadt” (German).

my comment: Some of the Nazi camps were considered to be located in the NDH, rather than Serbia of today, so you have to look closely at any information. Approximately 65,000 Jews of Yugoslavia perished under the Nazis. There was some collaboration from Dr Nedic, of Serbia, and others. The Jews who survived were often in the Italian protected zone. The Italian gov’t. did not support Hitler’s Holocaust plans; although there were some Jews imprisoned in Tunis, under Rommel’s mixed German-Italian military rule.