Tag Archive for Carl Savich

Belgrade, 1944: The 1964 Air Disaster at Avala

By Carl Savich Twenty Year Anniversary October 20, 1964 marked the twentieth anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade in World War II. To commemorate the event, a Soviet delegation was coming to Belgrade for celebrations and memorials. The Soviet team…

At Stalingrad: The Ideological Basis for the NDH Role

  By Carl Savich The September 24, 1942 visit by NDH leader Ante Pavelic to Golubinskaya outside of Stalingrad was the culmination of decades of an anti-Communist, anti-Soviet ideology. Ante Pavelic was an anti-Communist ideologue. He saw Nazi Germany, a…

Belgrade, 1944: The Battle for the City

By Carl Savich The battle for Belgrade lasted for six days from October 14-20, 1944. The seizure of Belgrade was the climax of a major Soviet offensive. What made the offensive possible was the total collapse and implosion of Romania…

The Watch on the Drina: The NDH in 1942

By Carl Savich In 1942, the NDH released the documentary The Watch on the Drina, Wacht an der Drina in German, Straza na Drini in Croatian, and La Guardia Sulla Drina in Italian, a documentary film short directed and written…

Jasenovac in Film and TV: Tower of Death (1988)

By Carl Savich In 1988, a documentary on the Stara Gradiska sub-camp of the Jasenovac concentration camp system was released in Yugoslavia entitled Kula Smrti or Tower of Death by Croatian director Vladimir Tadej. The film was made by Studio…