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THE CASE OF GENERAL ANTE MOŠKOV 1945-1947 OR GENERAL ANTE MOŠKOV AND THE SO CALLED USTASHI GOLD 1945-1947

Ante Delić ; Department of Teachers and Preschool Teachers Education of the University of Zadar


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Abstract

Similarly to many other former Independent State of Croatia [NDH] officials, after retreating to Austria, General Ante Moškov was not a mere passive observer of future developments but rather directed his activity, under the newly created circumstances, against the recently established Yugoslav Communist regime. Also, Moškov was the first among the former high NDH officials, who, after the war, publicly took an oppositional stand towards his quite recent leader, Poglavnik Ante Pavelić. In doing so, he was not motivated by any principled political reasons, but rather by the discord around the evaluation of Pavelić’s role, primarily from the viewpoint of the crash he had experienced. Closely connected to Moškov is also the issue of the so called Ustashi gold, taken out of Croatia during the retreat, which really marked the most his post-1945 activities. This period of his second emigration is the subject of the present paper. Based on the available bibliography, as well as the available both domestic and foreign archival sources – some of which have so far been unknown and as such have never been used – the present paper tries to additionally enlighten some unknown and controversial episodes from Moškov’s postwar activities.

Keywords

Ante Moškov, Ante Pavelić, the so called Ustashi gold, the Vatican, Krunoslav Draganović, Western allies

Hrčak ID:

191002

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/191002

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