Croatian Committee

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The Croatian Committee (Croatian: Hrvatski komitet) was a Croatian emigrant organization formed in opposition to the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes by the Yugoslav Committee.

The committee was formed in May 1919 in Graz by a group of exiled Croats, most of whom were former members of the Austro-Hungarian Army and members of the Croatian Party of Rights.[1] Notable members included the former Austro-Hungarian general and administrator of Bosnia and Herzegovina Stjepan Sarkotić. The organization was led by Ivo Frank from its formation until 1929. Its headquarters were in Vienna, Austria.

In 1921, fourteen Party of Rights members, including Ante Pavelić, Ivo Pilar and Milan Šufflay, were arrested in Zagreb for anti-Yugoslav activities, for their alleged contacts with the Croatian Committee that was based in Hungary at the time.[2]

In 1929 Ante Pavelić took over the Committee, following the Dictatorship of Alexander I of Yugoslavia in what was soon renamed by the monarchy as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Župnik Juraj Tomac i vlasti Kraljevine Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca 1919.-1923." [Parishioner Juraj Tomac and Government of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes]. Croatica Christiana Periodica (in Croatian) (The Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb) (55). February 2005. ISSN 0350-7823. 
  2. ^ Janjatović, Bosiljka (2002). "Dr. Ivo Pilar pred Sudbenim stolom u Zagrebu 1921. godine" [Dr. Ivo Pilar on Trial at the Zagreb's District Court in 1921]. Prinosi za proučavanje života i djela dra Ive Pilara (in Croatian) (Zagreb, Croatia: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar) 2: 121–139. ISSN 1333-4387.