Sunday, January 05, 2014

Possessions of Germany's satellites in Yugoslavia

After the fall of Benito Mussolini no substantial changes occurred in the areas under the Hungarian occupation. Hungarian officers, three high-ranking and several lower ones, responsible for war crimes against the Serbs and Jews, were court-martialled in December 1943. It happened soon after the Allies had announced that war criminals would be punished. The defendants were duly sentenced, but found no obstacles to escape abroad. After March 1944 they came back to German-occupied Hungary and demanded a retrial in the court, which eventually vindicated them and restored to the previous military ranks. More >>>

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