World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dido Kvaternik

Article Id: WHEBN0004403055
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dido Kvaternik  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Rasovi, Ustaše, Amiel Shomrony, Ivica Matković (Ustaša), Legion of Death (military unit)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Dido Kvaternik

Eugen Dido Kvaternik, c. 1934
Kvaternik with Jure Francetić and Foreign Minister Mladen Lorković (from left to right) on a bridge on the Drina, the former border to Serbia (Zvornik, April/May 1942)

Eugen Dido Kvaternik (29 March 1910, Zagreb, Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia – 10 March 1962, Río Cuarto) was a Croatian Ustaše General-Lieutenant and the Chief of the Ustaška nadzorna služba (UNS), Internal Security Service in the Independent State of Croatia, a Nazi puppet state during World War II. He was considered at the time the second most important person in Croatia, after Ante Pavelić.

Life

Eugen Kvaternik was son of Slavko Kvaternik, a general in the Independent State of Croatia army and a member of the Ustaše, and Olga Frank, daughter of Josip Frank. Through his maternal grandparents he was of Jewish descent.[1]

Kvaternik instituted a regime of terror against Croatian Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and other "enemies of the State", and is believed to bear direct and primary responsibility for the atrocities committed by the Ustaše against those groups. In 1943, after a falling-out with Pavelić, the leader of the Independent State of Croatia, he and his father Slavko Kvaternik, who was the Croatian Minister of War, went into exile in Slovakia, and after the war fled to Argentina with the help of the Catholic Church.

From Argentina, Kvaternik continued in his subversive activities against Yugoslavia's multiple extradition requests were all turned down, and Kvaternik was never tried.

Eugen "Dido" Kvaternik died in a car crash in Río Cuarto, Argentina in 1962.

Family

Kvaternik met his later wife Marija Cvitković in summer 1941 and married her on 10 January 1942. In October 1942 their first son Slavko Eugen was born, on 26 August 1944 their second son Davor and on 2 April 1951 their daughter Olga. Slavko later became professor for political sciences in Argentina, and Davor became Cardiologist in Boston. Olga died with her father Eugen Kvaternik in the car accident on 10 March 1962, whereas Kvaternik's wife and two sons survived.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Ivo Goldstein (2001, p. 585)
  2. ^ Milan Blažeković: Bio-bibliografski leksikon suradnika Hrvatske revije. Školske novine-Pergamena, Zagreb 1996, S. 262-263. ISBN 953-160-107-0
  3. ^ Marija Kvaternik (née Cvitković), interview with Tomislav Jonjić, 23 May 1997.

Bibliography

  • Goldstein, Ivo (2001). Holokaust u Zagrebu. Zagreb: Novi Liber.  

External links

  • Eugen Dido Kvaternik (Croatian)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.