The Role and Activities of Mirko Kosic during the Occupation of Serbia 1941-1944 Cover Image

Uloga i aktivnosti Mirka Kosića za vreme okupacije Srbije 1941-1944
The Role and Activities of Mirko Kosic during the Occupation of Serbia 1941-1944

Author(s): Venceslav Glišić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Centar za unapređivanje pravnih studija
Keywords: Mirko Kosic; National Bank of Serbia; German occupation of Belgrade 1941-1944

Summary/Abstract: The author analyzes the activities of Mirko Kosic during the occupation of Serbia 1941-1944, based on the insights into documents of the National Bank of Serbia, the Archives of Yugoslavia, the Archives and the Archives of Belgrade. In the above-mentioned period Kosic was Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Serbia that was set up and controlled by the German occupying authorities. In spite of the fact that he carried out the orders of the occupying powers and collaborated with the government of Milan Nedic in the capacity of the Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Serbia, Mirko Kosic also provided considerable financial support to Draza Mihailovic during the entire period. Prior to the liberation of Belgrade, he fled to the West, first to Germany and subsequently to Switzerland. Unlike the majority of other collaborators of Nazis and anti-Communists, he was not tried in absence, even though number of lower ranking officials of the National Bank have been shot without a trial. These facts lead the author to the conclusion that one would need to carry out further research of the activities of this controversial historic figure in the period of occupation of Belgrade. The author also calls for writing a history of the National Bank of Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 03+04
  • Page Range: 171-188
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian