Avengers of Bleiburg: Émigré Politics, Discourses of Victimhood and Radical Separatism during the Cold War

  title={Avengers of Bleiburg: {\'E}migr{\'e} Politics, Discourses of Victimhood and Radical Separatism during the Cold War},
  author={Mate Nikola Toki{\'c}},
  journal={Politi{\vc}ka misao},
  • M. Tokić
  • Published 19 June 2018
  • Political Science
  • Politička misao
Bleiburg was at the center of a deeply-ingrained national victim-complex that served as an integral component of post-war Croatian émigré identity discourse. This article explores the relationship between this victim-complex and the radicalization of a small but active group of Croatian émigrés in the 1960s. It examines how discourses regarding “Serbo-communist” genocide first at Bleiburg and later within socialist Yugoslavia both radicalized many young emigrants to the West and was used to… 
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