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PAVELIC PAPERS INTRO
The Pavelic Papers is an independent research project exploring the history of the Ustase movement - the government of the Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia during World War II. Our aim is to compose a narrative focusing on the entire history of the Ustase, from their beginnings in Vienna, Austria to the killing fields of the Independent State of Croatia and the fugitive shores of Argentina and America. more...
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May 19: Sixteen new files on the NDH, Odpor, the Ratline and the early years: see the new files page for the list.

February 19: Five new files added on the NDH, the Vatican and Odpor: see the new files page for the list.

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archive: the journal of the pavelic papers
The first issue of our journal, with a mix of contemporary news, analysis and articles on the history of the Ustase movement. Download the PDF or view in HTML. read more...

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THE RETURN OF THE GOLDEN PRIEST: THE VERONA REPORTS AND THE SECOND RECRUITMENT OF KRUNOSLAV DRAGANOVIC, 1959
A new essay, based primarily on recently declassified and hitherto unseen files which describe how Father Krunoslav Draganovic, one of the chief operatives on the Ratline in Rome and responsible for the escape of numerous Nazi and Ustase war criminals to South America in the late 1940s, was "reactivated" as an agent for American intelligence in Italy following his October 1958 dismissal from San Girolamo by Vatican authorities. read more...
  FROM THE RATLINE TO THE FIRING LINE
By most estimates, the Ustase murdered between three hundred and six hundred thousand human beings during their four years as commanders of the Nazi-satellite Independent State of Croatia. But the Ustase movement began long before Hitler's invasion of Yugoslavia in April of 1941, and survived long after. This essay provides an introduction into the seventy-plus year lifespan of a terrorist movement, from Austria-Hungary to the United States. read more...

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two bullets for pavelic: the story of blagoje jovovic translated by sinisa djuric
The memoir of Blagoje Jovovic, a Montenegrin exiled to Argentina who confessed, shortly before his death, to being the man behind the attempted assassination of Ustase poglavnik Ante Pavelic in Buenos Aires in 1957. read more...

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in the spotlight
Ustase Command-Dubrovnik Order No. 188:44
June 25, 1941: Order from Ustase prefect of Dubrovnik - and at-large war crimes suspect - Ivo Rojnica passing a curfew and confiscating radios from Jews and Serbs read more...
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