Ustashi in Croatia

After German troops had occupied a part of the territory of Yugoslavia in the middle of WW II, a fanatical Catholic soldiery under their leader Ante PaveliÁ took over in neighboring Croatia. These Christian rebels called themselves the Ustashi. In just a few weeks they formed a terror regime which rivaled the German Nazi version. All religions except Roman Catholicism were persecuted, most of their followers were gathered in concentration camps. On this picture a Catholic priest celebrates a Holy Mass for the Ustashi troops. The officer on the left leaves no doubt whom the Ustashi viewed as a model. Photograph in: [DJ]

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