Vjekoslav Vrančić

Politician, Deceased Person

1904 – 1990


Who was Vjekoslav Vrančić?

Vjekoslav Vrančić was a high ranked Croatian Ustaše official who held different positions in the Independent State of Croatia. After the proclamation, he served as the Under Secretary of the Ustaše Foreign Affairs Ministry. In 1942, he was Pavelić's envoy to the Italian Second Army. In this role he entered into negotiations with Chetnik representatives Jevđeviċ, Grđiċ and Kraljeviċ. Then he served as Under Secretary in the Ustaše Interior Ministry, the "body directly responsible for concentration camps and repressive political apparatus". Vrančić was "decorated by Hitler in honor of his planning skills at the work of mass deportation".

He was a Pavelić's man of greatest confidence and delegate to important political and military events in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vrančić was an Ustaša who wrote directives denying Muslims as a nation and claiming that Bosnian Muslims were Croats of Islamic faith

Contrary to the Pavelić's confidence in Vrančić, Eugen Dido Kvaternik, a high ranked Ustaša, wrote that Vrančić was "a blind instrument of Pavelić's personal intrigues" and a servant of some Kingdom of Yugoslavia Police attache

Vrančić, as Pavelić's representative, was in charge to facilitate the establishment of the "Kroatische Waffen-SS Freiwilligen Division" with the SS high-ranked officers in Zagreb on May 5, 1943.

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Mar 25, 1904
Also known as
  • Vjekoslav Vrancic
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Vienna

on July 23, 2013


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