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Српско-албански односи у Косовском округу 1941. године у контексту немачко-италијанских интереса
The Serbian-Albanian Relations in the Kosovo District in 1941 in the Context of German-Italian Interests

Author(s): Nenad Antonijević
Subject(s): Military history, Political history, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: WWII; occupation; Kosovska Mitrovica; the Kosovo District;
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the main facts about the occupation of a part of Kosovo (the Kosovo District) by the Germans and the situation on that territory in the second half of 1941. The focus is on the as detailed as possible description of the situation on the spot with special regard to conflicting German-Italian political, military and economic interests, as well as to the relation of the Germans and the Italians to the Albanian national minority (strong collaboration of the Albanians with the occupiers of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia wit the goal of forming Albanian Kosovo within the framework of Greater Albania – the final goal of the Albanian ideological program). The situation on the spot in this period showed that these tendencies of the Albanian collaborators of the German and Italian occupation forces could not be realized without elimination of the Orthodox Serbian population through application of various means and methods (destruction of property, pressure, threats, abductions, expulsion, individual and mass terror and murders).

  • Page Range: 355-373
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Serbian