This special issue provides important new scholarship from a variety of perspectives on the structure, ideology and political history of the central fascist group in interwar and Second World War Yugoslavia, the Croatian Ustasha. It is the first volume in English to closely explore the Ustasha’s Independent State of Croatia between 1941 and 1945, a period when it was an active collaborator with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, and largely responsible for Yugoslavia suffering the highest proportion of national casualties in the Second World War.
By using the top scholars in the field to explore the nature of the NDH, The Independent State of Croatia 1941-45 contributes to scholarly understandings of Croatian nationalism, Balkan politics, European fascism, and genocide in the Second World War.
1. The NDH: An Introduction Sabrina Ramet 2. The NDH State in Comparative Perspective Stanley Payne 3. The Independent State of Croatia in 1941: On the Road to Catastrophe Ivo Goldstein 4.Controversies Surrounding the Catholic Church in Wartime Croatia 1941-45 Mark Biondich 5. The NDH’s Relationship with Italy and Germany, Mario Jareb 6. The NDH’s Relations with Southeast European Countries, Turkey and Japan Nada Kisic Kolanovic. Glossary: Principally of Croatian terms Who’s Who in the NDH (Short Biography)