The Review of the Latest Literature and Researches on
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Pregled najnovije literature i istraživanja na temu Bleiburga i Križnog puta
The Review of the Latest Literature and Researches on "Bleiburg" and the "Passion"

Author(s): Martina Grahek Ravančić
Subject(s): Local History / Microhistory, Military history, Political history, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Fascism, Nazism and WW II, Politics of History/Memory
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Bleiburg; Passion; 1945; literature; researches; memories;
Summary/Abstract: "Bleiburg” and the "Passion" are one of the complex topics of Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Bosnian and Herzegovinian and Montenegrin historiographies. It had been passed in silence for a number of years, not only in historiography, but also in public life of Croatia and former Yugoslavia. Despite public silence in Yugoslavia, there were writings about "Bleiburg" mostly in Croatian, Slovenian and Serbian emigre circles. Since 1990s "Bleiburg" and the "Passion" were no longer a taboo, so that ample historiographical, publicist and memoir literature deals with the end of WWII, withdrawal of a large number of soldiers and civilians, negotiations and extradition at Bleiburg, as well as the events during the "Passion". Works of Yugoslav (socialist) historiography, as well as of foreign (German, British) historiographies are interesting for a general review. Most data are known through memoirs and statements of survivors of the Bleiburg events. However, one should keep in mind frequent subjective elements in the available narratives. Therefore the goal of this paper is to systematize, review and evaluate the more important texts, articles, collections and monographs on the Bleiburg events from May 1945.

  • Page Range: 245-275
  • Page Count: 31
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Croatian