Vjekoslav Servatzy

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Vjekoslav Servatzy
Born (1889-03-23)March 23, 1889
Ruma, Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary
Died June 17, 1945(1945-06-17) (aged 56)
Zagreb, FS Croatia, DF Yugoslavia
Allegiance  Austria-Hungary
 Independent State of Croatia
Service/branch Austro-Hungarian Army
Ustaše
Years of service 1914 - 1945
Rank General
Commands held Janka Puszta camp
Poglavnik's Bodyguard Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Golden Bravery Medal

Vjekoslav Servatzy (23 March 1889 – 17 June 1945) was a Croatian officer and nationalist politician.

Biography[edit]

Servatzy was born in Ruma on 23 March 1889. As an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army he was decorated with the Golden Bravery Medal (German: Goldene Tapferkeitsmedaille). After the establishment of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, he was often arrested as a Croatian nationalist. After the proclamation of the January 6th Dictatorship he left the Yugoslavia and in Italy he was one of the founders of the Ustaše, along with Ante Pavelić. In 1932 he was one of the organizers of Velebit Uprising. In 1933 he succeeded Jure Francetić as commander of the Ustaše's camp Janka Puszta in the Hungary. He held this position until 1934.

In April 1941 he returned to his homeland together with Ante Pavelić and became one of the founders and leaders of the Ustaša Army with the rank of colonel in June 1941. In November 1944 he became a prefect of Gora-Prigorje County. In 1945 he was promoted to the rank of general. After the capitulation, he followed the path of all Croatian Armed Forces and soon he was captured by Yugoslav Partisans and executed on 17 June 1945 in Zagreb.

References[edit]

  • Hrvatski leksikon, 2. svezak, Zagreb, 1997.