Josip Jurčević

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Josip Jurčević
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Personal details
Born 1951 (age 65–66)
Studenci near Imotski, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Alma mater University of Zagreb
Occupation Professor, politician
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

Josip Jurčević (born 1951) is a Croatian historian and right-wing politician.

Born in the village of Studenci near the southern town of Imotski, Jurčević grew up in Zagreb. He graduated in history and philosophy from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb in 1975. Josip Jurčević is the father of seven children.[1]

He is the author of several books. At the University of Osijek and at the Pedagogical University in Petrinja he has teaching positions.

Josip Jurčević is a member of a Croatian War Veterans Association. The Nacional newspaper described him in 2006 as the new voice of the Croatian right.[2]

Jurčević ran as an independent candidate in the 2009 presidential election where he won 2.74% of the vote and was eliminated in the first round.

Research and views[edit]

In his book Prikrivena stratišta i grobišta jugoslavenskih komunističkih zločina Jurčević investigated 1,571 concealed execution sites and graves in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina from the World War II and postwar period. According to his analysis, Yugoslav Communists were responsible for 89% of the crimes on the researched sites, Italian fascists, Chetniks, Ustaše, and Nazis for 3-4%, while 8% of the sites were still not investigated.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Biografija predsjedničkog kandidata Josipa Jurčevića". Večernji list (in Croatian). November 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  2. ^ Bajruši, Robert (May 29, 2006). "Novi glas hrvatske desnice" [New voice of Croatia's right-wing]. Nacional (in Croatian) (550). Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Jurčević: Komunisti počinili 89 posto zločina, ustaše 0,13" [Jurčević: Communists committed 89% of all crimes, Ustashi 0.13%] (in Croatian). T-Portal. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Knjigozori Miljenka Stojića: Mrtvi govore" (in Croatian). 8 November 2014.