Participacija 4. gorskog zdruga domobanstva NDH u ratnim zločinima u Slavoniji 1942.-1943. godine
Author(s): Milan Radanović
PARTICIPATION OF 4TH MOUNTAIN ARMY GROUP OF NDH DOMOBRAN FORCES (CROATIAN HOME DEFENSE) IN WAR CRIMES IN WESTERN SLAVONIA 1942-1943.
Subject(s): History, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Fascism, Nazism and WW II
Published by: Matica hrvatska Daruvar
Keywords: Independent State of Croatia; armed forces; home guard; crimes; Slavonia; Kamenski Vučjak;
Summary/Abstract: Very little has been written in historiography about the participation of the Home Guard of the Independent State of Croatia (until the autumn of 1942 – the Croatian Home Guard) in crimes in the territory of the Independent State of Croatia. The stereotyped notion that the Ustashas committed all or almost all of the crimes committed by the Armed Forces of the Independent State of Croatia is still the dominant conception in both collective memory and historiography. When it comes to the perception of Slavonia’s past in the Second World War, especially mountainous Slavonia, the same stereotype persists, with the Ustashas being blamed not only for the crimes of the Home Guard but also for the crimes of the German SS police. The massacre at Kamenski Vučjak from the 22nd until 24th of March in 1943 is perhaps the best illustration of this stereotype. This paper is a contribution to the knowledge of the little-known topic of the crimes of the Home Guard on the territory of Slavonia.
- Issue Year: IV/2019
- Issue No: 4
- Page Range: 390-434
- Page Count: 45
- Language: Croatian