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Ideological Error: Slavs who supported the Germans during the World War II

The ideology of Hitler found followers also among the Slavs

Photo: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Although Hitler didn’t sympathize Slavs at all, he found among them a group of supporters to his mad vision of the world. In this article we will remind you about some of them. Now in each country left and right politically does exist, however Slavic supporters of the Third Reich was one of the most ideologically and logically fault moves because they supported the system whose core point was among others to economically, politically and ideologically enslave Slavs, Germanize them and in time create the massive Germanic state on the concept they called Lebensraum. Slavic supporters of WW2 Germany were in for it for various reason, from some groups to finally grab the government for themselves, for personal financial benefit by agreeing to collaborate, or even just to take a chance to make vendetta to their WW1 enemies. Nazi Germany knew who they are dealing with and the fact Slavic people are one of the most politically divided groups in Europe and it was easy to manipulate their mini-states against each-other for the greater German cause.

1. Gregorij Rožman (9 March 1883 – 16 November 1959)

He was a Slovenian Roman Catholic prelate who served for 29 years as a bishop of the Diocese of Ljubljana. He was an ardent anti-communist and opposed the Liberation Front of the Slovene People but supported armed collaborationist forces organized by the fascist and Nazi invaders. Although his behavior should be guided by the highest good of the people, he decided to use his power in a different manner. Although the Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia has been actively fighting for his rehabilitation, the facts say that he collaborated with the Nazis against the Yugoslav resistance. He died in the USA.

2. Ludwik Kalkstein, (13 March 1920, Warsaw – 26 October 1994, Munich)

Polish who was a German Gestapo agent during the Warsaw Uprising. He was arrested by the Gestapo in April 1942 and decided to begin the new life as a Nazi collaborator. He became one of the most successful and now stays one of the best known German Gestapo agents in the World War II. After the war, he became traitor to the Armia Krajowa and became the Stalinist informant. He ended his life peacefully in Germany.

3. Vojtech Lázar “Béla” Tuka (4 July 1880 – August 20, 1946)

He was the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the First Slovak Republic. Staying the most important politician of Slovakia between 1940 and 1945, he became the main person responsible for the deportation of Jews from Slovakia to the Nazi concentration camps. Tuka was one of the main forces behind the deportation of Slovak Jews to Nazi concentration camps. Due to his heartless activity, he sentenced to death thousands of people. After the war, he was executed by hanging on August 20, 1946.

4. Andon Kalchev  (1910 – 27 August 1948)

Who said that scientists cannot be precious in supporting the Nazi vision of the world. Kalchew was a scientist, but also an officer of the army. He was one of the leaders of Ohrana, a paramilitary formation of Bulgarians who fought in Greek Macedonia during the World War II. He was active under the tolerance of German and Italian authorities, which used him in a fight against Yugoslav Communists and Greek group EAM-ELAS. Due to the support, he gave to these ideas he was sentenced to death and executed by firing squad in 1948.

5. Dragomir “Dragi” Jovanović (27 July 1902 – 17 July 1946)

He was a mayor of Belgrade from 1941 to 1944. He as a politician from Serbia who collaborated with Reinhard Heydrich and Heinrich Himmler and other German officials during the World War II, him and Milan Nedić (Serbian WW2 leader) “cleansed” Belgrade from all Jews in just a few years. His negative impact on the politics of Balkans was enormous and cost the lives of thousands of people. He was captured by communist forces at the end of 1945 and sentenced to death. He was executed in Belgrade in 1946.

 

6. Ante Pavelić (14 July 1889 – 28 December 1959)

Ante Pavelić was a Croatian fascist general and military dictator who founded and headed the fascist ultranationalist organization known as the Ustaše in 1929 and governed the Independent State of Croatia (Croatian: Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, NDH), a fascist Nazi puppet state built out of Yugoslavia by the authorities of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, from 1941 to 1945. Pavelić and the Ustaše persecuted many racial minorities and political opponents in the NDH during the war

7. Jozef Tiso (13 October 1887 –18 April 1947)

He was a Roman Catholic priest and a politician from Slovakia who governed his country from 1939 to 1945 as a satellite state of Nazi Germany. He was perfectly educated in several languages, including German and Hebrew. Before and during the World War II he supported Nazis in their vision of the new order of the world. He collaborated with them in the deportation of Jews and anti-fascists. Due to his war crimes and crimes against humanity he was executed in Bratislava in 1947.

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