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. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=181145&start=15
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: de.wiki, 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: de.wiki, 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 http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabirni_logor_Jasenovac, 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 Romano

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.



16 Responses to “Yugoslavia and the Nazis; , names pt 1 (Updated!)”

  1. paolosilv Says:

    same names as above, including those from “Odessa” link. Imperfectly alphabetized

    **Ivo Goberina
    Andro Vrkljan
    Ante Baketic
    Ante Codina
    Ante Elez
    Ante Niksic

    Anton Ramljak
    Blaz Stefanic
    Branimir Males
    Ciril Cudina
    Daniel Crljen
    Daniel Uvanovic
    Dragutin Moderchia
    Dragutin Rupcic
    Dragutin Toth
    Dusan Zanko
    Edo Bulat
    Esteban Lackovic

    Ferdo Knez
    Fra Petra Bukovic
    Franjo Holy
    Franjo Jovic
    Franjo Kozina
    Franjo Nevistic
    Guncevic and Marjanovich Dragutin
    Hans König
    Helmut Kinz
    Hilmija Beslagic
    Hilmije Coglagic
    Ilija Tomas
    Imam Halim Malkoc
    Ivan Asancaic
    Ivan Bukovac
    Ivan Celan
    Ivan Galic
    Ivan Herencic
    Ivan Kordic
    Ivan Korsky
    Ivan Majcen
    Ivan Musa
    Ivan Orsanic
    Ivan Petric
    Ivan Celan
    Ivan Herencic.
    Ivan Ico Kirin d 1947
    Ivan Masten
    Ivan Memed.
    Ivan Mikan
    Ivan Miletic
    Ivan Petric
    Ivan Raguz
    Ivan Šaban
    Ivica Frkovic
    Ivica Brkljacic
    Ivica Ladies
    Ivica Matkovic (d 1945?)
    Ivo Bogdan
    Ivo Gaj
    Ivo Heinrich
    Ivo Rojnica
    Ivo Stipkovic
    Jafar Kulenovic (Džaferbeg Kuenovic) (February 17 1891. – October 3 1956.)
    Jakob Dzal
    Jerko Maricic
    Joe Dumandžic
    Joe Stojcic
    Jojov Miljivic
    Joseph Tomlin-Dragon
    Josip Balen
    Josip Berkovic
    Josip Bujanovic
    Josip Licen
    Josip Markovic
    Josip Sredl
    Josip Srimer
    Josip Tomljenovic
    Josip Orlic
    Jozo Dumandzic
    Jozo Rukavina
    Jozo Matijevic
    Jozo Sunaric
    Julija Sepic
    Junus Mehmedagic
    Juraj (Juco) Rukavina d 1945
    Jure Granic
    Jure Pavicic
    Jurica Frankovic
    Krunoslav Stjepan Draganovic
    Leketa Don Mata
    Leo Togonal
    Leon Grivicic
    Lieutenant-Mufti Akif Handžic
    Ljubomir Bilanovic Sakic
    Ljudevit Šok
    Lovro Susic
    Lovro Susic
    Luka Brajnovic
    Luka Grgic
    Luka Lešic
    Maja Buzdon
    Marijan Dragicevic
    Marko Colak
    Marko Pavlovic
    Marko Bebek
    Marko Zovko
    Mate Frkovic
    Matija Canic
    Mato Mandušic
    Mgr. Dionizije Juric*
    Mgr. Nikola Boric director of the Administration of the Archbishopric of Zagreb.
    Michael Razum
    Mihailo Dragojlov
    Mijo Babic killed
    Milan Vrkljan
    Milan Žagar.
    Mile Starcevic
    Mirijian Nikpeso
    Mirko Eterovic
    Mirko Vutuc
    Miroslav Fulanovic.
    N. Jakov Jovovic
    N. Kezic
    Nada Tomas
    Nešad Topcic
    Nikola Vidakovic
    Nikola Bogojevski
    Nikola Gagro
    Nikola Vlahutin
    Oskar Turina
    Ozicianin Rashid
    Ozren Kvaternik
    Petar Pejacsevich
    Peter Berkovic
    Picilli Hinko (war criminal)
    Pio Karadzole
    Polic Marinko
    Priest Ante Djuric : Commander of all camps in the Drvar district
    priest Morber
    Radoslav Cilavas
    Radovan Latkovic
    Richard Hildebrand d. 1952
    Rikard Flšgel
    Secretary Guiseppe Masucci
    Sidonije Sole
    Simic Vjekoslav
    Srecko Rus
    Stanko Rubin
    Stanko Šaric
    Stijepo Peric
    Matijevic, Stipe

    Stipe Vidakovic
    Stipe Vucetic of Ledenice.
    Stjepan Hefer
    Stjepan Ramljak
    Stjepan Damic.
    Stjepan Rubinic
    Superintendent Josip Horvat.
    Superintendent Josip Knez
    Superintendent Mate Perkovic
    Superintendent Tibor Vaško
    Superintendent Tomo Gracan
    Svonko Linic
    Tihomir Kordic
    Todor Popovic
    Tomislav Bulat
    Tomislav Graberac
    Tugomire Soldo
    Ustasha ambassador to the Vatican Lobkowicz
    Viktor Tomic
    Vilko Pecnikar
    Vilko Begic
    Vinko Nikolic
    Vjekoslav Pavel
    Vjekoslav Servetzy
    Vladimir Ilicic
    Vladimir Šaric
    Vladimir Šelebaj
    Vladimir Singer killed
    Vlado Bilobrk
    Vlaho Zarko
    Vojislav Omchikus
    Zlatko Salkovic-Fraisman

  2. paolosilv Says:

    names gleaned from Avro Manhattan’s book, “The Vatican’s Holocaust.”

    In addition, Croatian Bishops wrote dispatches on the Ustashi horrors to the Pope, e.g. Dr. Ujchich, Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade.

    Thereupon the Conference of these holy men released a complementary resolution (No. 253). In this they explained in more detail how certain forcible conversions were to be carried out. Then a second committee, which was directly under the Conference of the Catholic bishops, was set up, with the task of putting into practice the policy of forcible conversions. The list of its five members is significant: Dr. Franjo Hermann, Professor of the Theological Faculty of Zagreb; Dr. Augustin Juretitch, Adviser to the Conference of the Catholic Bishops; Dr. Janko Kalaj, Professor of Religious Education; Dr. Krunoslav Draganovitch, Professor of the Theological Faculty of Zagreb; and Mgr. Nikola Boritch, director of the Administration of the Archbishopric of Zagreb.

    Pius XII could not plead ignorance of what was going on in Croatia by bringing forward the excuse of the obstacles of war. Communication between Rome and Croatia was as easy and as free as in peace- time. From the very beginning of hostilities the Nazi Ambassador at the Vatican was treated as of far greater importance than all the Allied diplomats. In 1940-2 the Vatican was on the most cordial terms with Hitler. Political and religious Ustashi leaders came and went between Rome and Zagreb as freely as did the Germans and Italians, the Ustashi State then being a satellite of Nazi Germany, and hence a province of the Nazi Empire. Moreover, the Pope knew what was happening in Croatia, not only through the Hierarchical administrative machinery, which kept him up to date on all Croatian events, but also through other reliable sources. They were:
    (a) The Papal Legate. Pius XII, it should never be forgotten, had a personal representative in Croatia, whose task was to implement Vatican policy and coordinate it with that of Pavelic, as well as reporting on religious and political matters to the Pope himself. 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. (b) Cardinal Tiseran, head of the Holy Congregation of Eastern Churches. This congregation’s specific task was to deal with Eastern Churches. Cardinal Tiseran received detailed reports of every forcible conversion and massacre in Croatia. Between April and June, 1941, over 100,000 Orthodox Serbs were massacred; yet Cardinal Tiseran, on July 17, 1941, had the audacity to declare that Archbishop Stepinac would now do a great work for the development of Catholicism in “the Independent State of Croatia…where there are such great hopes for the conversion of those who are not of the true faith.”
    (c) Ante Pavelic, who, by his representative to the Vatican, through whom Pius XII sent “special blessing to the Leader (Pavelic),” forwarded regular reports, at times straight from the Minister of Religions, about the “rapid” progress of the Catholicization of the New Croatia.
    (d) Last but not least, 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.”[3 ]

    The losses inflicted by these frenzied attempts of the Catholics to destroy the Orthodox Church were immense. The material damage amounted to 7 milliard pre-war gold diners. Out of twenty-one Orthodox bishops in Yugoslavia, one was taken to internment in Italy, two were forcibly removed from their sees and sent to Serbia, one was imprisoned with Patriarch Gavrilo, and then sent to Dachau concentration camp, two were beaten and sent to Serbia, where they died shortly afterwards, two died in internment camps, and five were murdered in cold blood.[7] About 400 Orthodox priests were sent to concentration camps, while about 700 (one-quarter of the total number of Orthodox priests) were killed.

    Father Zvonko Brekalo, of the concentration camp of Jasenovac, who was decorated in 1944 by the leader himself with the “Order of King Zvonimir”; Father Grga Blazevitch, Assistant to the Commandant of the concentration camp of Bosanski-Novi; Brother Tugomire Soldo, organizer of the great massacre of the Serbs in 1941; and others.

    Dzafer Kulenovic d 1956
    Bozidar Cerovski
    Janko Shimrak
    Klaric Tepelun
    Father Emanuel Rajich
    Didak Coric
    Ante Djuric
    Dragan Petranovich
    Ivan Mikan
    Bozo Simlesa
    Marko Zovko
    Mijo Cujic
    Fra Anto
    Simic Vjekoslav
    Marjonovitch Dragutin
    Dr. Branimir Zupanic
    Dionizio Juric, Ante Pavelic’s confessor
    Father Ilja Tomas
    Monk Ambrozjie Novak
    Father Franjo Pipinic,
    Franciscan Padre, Bozidar Braie

    German Castimir, abbot of the monastery in Guntic personally directed the mass murder of the Orthodox Serbs of Glina, a hundred of whom were murdered inside the Orthodox church there. The names of many others have been put on record by the Serbian Eastern Orthodox diocese of the USA and Canada, by the Orthodox Church of Yugoslavia, by the Yugoslav Government, and by other official agencies.[3] The purpose of all this terror was to destroy the enemies of Catholicism. Yet, while the Catholic Church, whenever given total power, can become a ruthless destroyer of her enemies, bursting with dreams of expansion, she can simultaneously follow a no less ruthless campaign of absorption. Absorption can be accomplished by only one means: by conversion.

    As Commandant of the Jasenovac Concentration Camp, Father Filipovic, aided by Father Zvonko Brekalo, Father Z. Lipovac, and Father Culina, caused the death of 40,000 men, women and children during the period of his administration.
    Ustashi authorities would summon the Orthodox Serbs to perform public works or to listen to some new law. Once they were gathered in a given place, they would be surrounded, marched outside the village or town, and executed without further ado.

    Ivan Mikan
    Father Petar Pajic
    Ante Djuric
    Josip Orlic
    Father Ivan Miletic
    Catholic priest Morber
    Father Kadoslav Glavas
    Franjo Pipinic, priest of Pozega
    Father D. Juric, a Franciscan, was appointed head of a Ministry charged with plans for the systematic
    conversion of all those Orthodox who bad been spared from Concentration Camps or massacre.
    Father Sidonije Solc.
    Indeed, to quote Ljubo Milos, Commandant of the Jasenovac Concentration Camp, there was “an
    agreement” that all prisoners sentenced to three years were to be “liquidated” at once.

    Michael Razum
    Bozidar Bral

    Archbishop Stepinac was invested with civil power, which he could have used, being a fully fledged Member of Parliament. Such power he shared with other prelates, among them: Mgr. Aksamovic, Bishop of Djakovo; Father Irgolitch, of Farkasic; Father Ante Lonacir, of Senj; Father Stjepan Pavunitch, of Koprivnica; Father Juraj Mikan, of Ogulin; Father Matija Politch, of Bakar; Father Toma Severovitch, of Krizevci; Brother Boniface Sipitch, of Tucepa; Franjo Skrinjar, of Djelekovac; Stipe Vucetitch, of Ledenice.

    That the Catholic Hierarchy were the veritable promoters of the campaign of forcible conversions is further demonstrated by the fact that forced membership of Catholicism was made legal by governmental decree on May 3, 1941, when the Ustashi Government published a “Law concerning the conversion from one religion to another.” Additional measures on this matter followed. For instance, in June, 1941, the Ustashi Prime Minster set up (decree No.11,689) an Office on Religious Affairs, in charge of “all matters pertaining to questions connected with the conversion of the members of the Eastern Orthodox Church.” Did Stepinac or the Catholic Hierarchy protest at the decree? Far from it; they whole-heartedly supported the law. In fact, they saw to it that the Department had at its head a priest, that same intimate friend of Pavelic whom we have already encountered, Father Dionizije Juricev. This office came into being following the very private audience with Pius Xll accorded to Pavelic a month earlier. And perhaps of even greater significance is the fact that on June 30, 1941, the Minister of Justice and of Religions sent an official letter to all Catholic bishops, in which the Ustashi Government confirmed what had already been agreed with Archbishop Stepinac—namely, the pursuance of a policy of liquidation of all the most influential strata of the Orthodox population—this to be carried out through refusal to accept them into the Catholic Church. “It is the wish of the Government,” said the circular, “that all the priests, teachers, and, in fact, all the intellectuals belonging to the Orthodox Church, in addition to businessmen, industrialists, and the rich peasants, must on no account be accepted into the Catholic Church. Only the poor Orthodox population must be converted.”

    The Vatican was well informed of what was going on inside Ustashi Croatia. Not only because the Catholic Hierarchy sent the Pope regular reports, but because the Pope had his own personal representative there.
    The duty of the Papal Legate was to send regular and accurate information on the exertions of the Catholic clergy and Bishops. Also on the political and military doings of the Ustashi Government and of its leaders.
    Pope Pius XII’s representative on the spot was the Papal Legate, Mgr. Marcone, who was accredited to the Ustashi Government and to Pavelic. Mgr. Marcone was minutely briefed on every aspect of the Catholic Hierarchy and the Ustashi collaborators. In fact, he was the spokesman, not only of the Croatian Hierarchy when reporting to the Vatican, but equally of Pius XII when reporting to Archbishop Stepinac and Pavelic.

    Simic Vjeckoslav

    two Appeals by the Serbian Orthodox Church, sent first to General Schroeder, Commander-in-Chief of the Nazi occupational forces in Serbia and then to General Dunkelmann, who had replaced General Schroeder. In these two appeals, the Serbian Orthodox Church asked the Nazi Generals to intervene with Ante Pavelic to stop the massacre of the Serbs.

    During 1942, however, news of the massacres finally reached the outside world. And while the majority of Catholics denied or minimized them, not a few condemned them, e.g. Dr. Ivan Chok, a Catholic Slovene, who on 15th March 1942 ended a broadcast by saying “the long arm of justice will surely reach the guilty ones, to punish them mercilessly.”Another Slovene, Dr. Kuhar, a Catholic priest, in the Catholic Herald, 20th February 1942, and in the
    Catholic Times, 22nd February 1942, repudiated the Croatian methods of forcible conversion. “We as Catholics…have the right and have the duty to condemn with all our might any conversion to our faith by force,” he wrote. Dr. Vilder, a Croat and a Catholic, during a broadcast condemned not only the atrocities but also those who tacitly encouraged them. “Orthodox people are being forcibly converted to Catholicism, and yet we do not hear one single word of protest from Archbishop Stepinac,” he said (16th March 1942). Another Catholic Croat, Mr. Jerich, who escaped from Yugoslavia, issued a declaration jointly with a Dalmatian Croat, Mate Ruskovich (23rd July 1943): “We protest against mass massacre and forced Catholicization of Serbian Orthodox population….”

    Some lodged horrified protests with Archbishop Stepinac, and, indeed, direct with the Vatican. Perhaps one of the most outstanding was that written by Prvislav Grizogono.
    Grizogono was a Minister of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, a Croat, and a devout Catholic. Yet nothing could more eloquently indict his Church than his letter, the words of which were most carefully considered and scrupulously weighed:”
    Your Grace: I write this to you as man to man, as a Christian to a Christian. Since the first day of the Independent Croatian State the Serbs have been massacred (in Gospich, Gudovac, Bos. Krajina, etc.) and this massacring has continued to this day.

    Did the Archbishop of Belgrade state that the persecutions were pure fabrications or, at least, were grossly exaggerated? The Archbishop denied nothing. In fact, by his reply he confirmed their authenticity. Indeed, he disclosed that he was fully conversant with what was then happening. Here is what he wrote to Dr. Grizogono:
    I thank you for your letter. The information about the massacres we have
    already received from many different sources. I have forwarded everything to
    the Vatican, and I believe that everything possible will be done.[3]

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