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Terorizam i jugoslovenska politička emigracija
Terrorism And Yugoslav Political Emigration

Author(s): Srđan Cvetković
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd

Summary/Abstract: The work analyzes forms of terrorist activities of political émigrés against the communist régime in Yugoslavia that culminated from the second half of the sixties until the beginning of the eighties of the last century. Also, it gives an overview how the State reacted to challenges posed by terrorists’ through the process of neutralization of the extreme emigrants. According to the analysis executions of the emigrants reached peaks during the 1960s, then in the 1970s and between 1983–84. Intensity of the terrorist activities and the State’s radical answer to it was noticeably high during the 1970s or during the global expansion of the terrorist activities. It is indicative that serial killings of political emigrants in the USA began after 1977 following the high jacking of the plane in the USA and the arrest of the members of the SOPO terrorist organisation. Besides the terrorists many prominent political figures, journalists and media moguls, anticommunist intellectuals mostly from Germany were targeted. In an attempt to stop organised propaganda activities aimed at economic emigrant the State applied methods for neutralisation of political emigrants, threats and preventative measures against the terrorists which reached its peak at the end of the 1960s.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 171-197
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Serbian