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Old May 7th, 2009, 03:18 AM   #1

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Utashi of Croatia ; WWII


I came across 'Utashi' when reading a source on Nazi punishment methods and didn't know what it was referring to. I've tried to search him, and even asked a few history buffs i know, but no one has heard of him. Does anyone have any background info on him? Im just curious
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Old May 7th, 2009, 03:21 AM   #2

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Thou wikipedi.org is not to be trusted when it comes to such topics, it may help you ~ I read somewhere that Utashi was backed by some Turkish organizations as well against some other nations of Yugoslavia ~
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Old July 11th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #3

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Off the top of my head The Utashi was the croat based nazi like political entity in control of Croatia during WW2. They were backed by the nazis and had nazi like persecution against undesirable folk, mainly Serbs I believe, in the lands they controlled, which were mainly Croatia, Slovenia, and probably some of the other western Yugoslav lands.

I am not sure where/who the name comes from though. From what I have read they were particularly nasty.
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When i hear "ustashi" pictures of beheaded serbs come to me..
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(Grimly) Try checking up with the U.N.S.C offices (if you can), their records about him are pretty bad, this fascist boy here massacred around 300,000 Serbs and the Germans shot another 60,000. He was nothing more than just another 'little guy' looking for some short term glory trying to fulfill his disillusioned dreams working as a puppet for Hitler. I'll get to you later once my ongoing exams are done and I have more free time.
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Re: Utashi of Croatia ; WWII


Edgewaters brought up the Ustashi on another thread: I have been to Croatia (my wife's second generation Croatian) and have done a bit of work on this subject.

If any interest is shown, I would be glad to resurrect this overlooked topic.
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Old November 13th, 2009, 05:13 AM   #7

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Ever glad to see other's perspectives.
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Old November 13th, 2009, 05:19 AM   #8

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I know there are a lot of gruesome photos of that time, but I want to explore the role of the RC Church in the endorsement or direct involvement with the fascist Utashi.
Perhaps Vera can translate the Hebrew in this photo for us...it appears to be a priest who is also a soldier...What does it say Vera?

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From what i read they were real evil bastards. Some of the things they did were so horrible even their Nazi allies were shocked.
The Ustashe wore special gloves designed to cut prisoners' throats. They held contests to see who could execute the most people and deliberately targeted Orthodox women and children in an attempt to destroy the Serbs. Their leader was Father Joseph Tiso, a Catholic priest.
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There also forced many orthodox christians to accept catholic christianity.
Pictures of the executions could be found in google, just write "Ustashi executions", and you will see there methods, sawing or choping somebodies head, and the favorite of the croat nazis bashing people skull with sledgehammer or an axe. This last traditional method of killing by the croats, was also observed in the civil war in Yugoslavia.
Which bothers me most, is the photos where, the soldiers who are executing somebody are smiling, posing for the photos.
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