War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: Occupation and Collaboration

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Stanford University Press, 2002 - History - 842 pages
This is the long-awaited second part of the author s meticulously researched and scrupulously impartial study of the complicated and anguished history of Yugoslavia during the years of World War II. The previous volume dealt with the Chetniks, the resistance movement formed by officers of the defeated Yugoslav army who came to regard the Communist-led Partisans as their chief enemy, and who reached accords with the occupying powers first with the Italians and then with the Germans. The present volume deals with the rule of the Axis powers in occupied Yugoslavia, along with the role of the other groups that collaborated with them primarily the extremist Croatian nationalist organization known as the Ustashas.

The book begins by briefly describing the establishment of Yugoslavia in 1918 and its internal history during the interwar period. It then discusses the breakup of the state in April 1941, the annexation or occupation of parts of its territory by its neighbors, and the establishment by the Ustashas of the independent state of Croatia as a German-Italian quasi protectorate, focusing on its governmental policies and its problems with the Bosnian Muslims. The book also examines the role of religion during the occupation, the destruction of the Yugoslav Jewish community, and the economic exploitation of Yugoslav territory by the Axis powers. The work concludes by discussing the wartime population losses of the country and the ultimate fate of the collaborationist forces.

 

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Contents

Yugoslavia Between the Wars
20
the Constitution of June 28 1921 9 Early Political Emigration 17
39
z The Partition of Yugoslavia
47
of the Country 61 The German System of Occupation in Serbia
64
Germany and Italy Divide Slovenia
83
Ljubljana Province 94 German Occupation of the Ljubljana Province
126
The Puppet Government of Serbia
175
The Special Occupation Regime in the Banat
201
State of Croatia
488
The Churches During the Occupation and Revolution
511
The Catholic Church in the Independent State
522
The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Yugoslavia
580
Gypsies
608
Control of the Wartime Economy 617 Economic Components
660
Part II
665
Further Economic Consequences of War and Exploitation
699

An ItalianGerman
233
Rule in Croatia 274 The Italian Surrender
294
Internal Problems and Policies
335
The Narrow Popular Base of the Ustasha Regime
351
The Rule of Lawlessness
380
Resistance
412
The Bosnian Muslims
466
Alleged and True Population Losses
718
Excessive Human and Material Losses
744
The End of the Collaborationist Regimes in Yugoslavia
751
End of the Legionnaire Divisions 768 The End of the Slovene
778
Bibliography
789
Index
821
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About the author (2002)

The late Jozo Tomasevich was Professor Emeritus of Economics at San Francisco State University. He was the author of War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: The Chetniks (Stanford, 1975) and Peasants, Politics, and Economic Change in Yugoslavia (Stanford, 1955)