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Dorothy S. McClellan () and Nikola Knez ()
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Dorothy S. McClellan: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Nikola Knez: 21st Century Society for Human Rights & Education

No 5407752, Proceedings of International Academic Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

Abstract: This presentation examines violations of international law in Europe at the end of World War II that resulted in what is referred to as The Bleiburg Massacre and Operation Slaughterhouse. Through analysis of historical documents, newly released evidence of mass graves, and interviews with survivors, military intelligence officers, and scholars, we trace the forced repatriation to Yugoslavia of 700,000 Croatian civilians and military personnel who sought asylum in Austria at the close of World War II. The study provides support for the thesis of complicity of British authorities with Josip Broz Tito in violation of the Geneva Conventions. Data suggest that the violations of international law led to the death of the overwhelming majority of these individuals at the hands of Yugoslav Partisans through death marches and mass executions. The presentation includes excerpts from a documentary film on the subject currently in production by the authors.

Keywords: genocide; international law violations; Geneva Conventions; World War II; Bleiburg Massacre; war crimes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 K33 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 1 page
Date: 2017-07
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Published in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 32nd International Academic Conference, Geneva, Jul 2017, pages 188-188

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