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Carl K. Savich, 1990.

Carl Kosta Savich (Serbian: Карл Коста Савић) is a Serbian American historian and journalist. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan[1] and has an M.A. in History from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan[citation needed] and a J.D. in Law from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland.[citation needed] He also has a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching (MAT) from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.[citation needed]


Carl Savich is a member of the Alpha Zeta Upsilon chapter of the history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. He has received an LCP BW American Jurisprudence Award and a Handy and Harmon Academic Scholarship.[2] According to his personal biography, Carl Savich has been a contributor to Foreign Policy,, Liberty of the Serbian National Defense Council of America and American Srbobran (American Serb Defender). His areas of interest and expertise are history, journalism, political science and law.[2]

Carl Savich frequently takes a critical stance toward certain ethnic and religious groups, especially Albanians, Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) and Croats,[2] to counter what he sees as the pro-Muslim, pro-Albanian, pro-Croatian bias in the US media.[3] He also criticized what he calls "the blatant hypocrisy" of the UN Special Envoy to Kosovo and the later Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari. Carl Savich criticized the Finnish Government when Ahtisaari was President in 1999 for seeking to honor former Finnish SS troops from World War II.[citation needed] The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal had found the Waffen SS to be criminal organization. After criticism from Jewish groups, Ahtisaari did not go through with the plan to honor the SS troops.[citation needed] Both Finnish government and Ahtisaari dismissed these accusations. They claimed that the Finnish Nazi SS troops were just ordinary soldiers. The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, however, decided that the opposite was the case legally.[citation needed]

For some times his work has been cited on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website in Washington DC and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies website of the University of Minnesota. However, his name and any reference to him was removed from the website of the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust Studies after it was realized that his writings were not based on actual research, but only his interpretation of events. Prior to this complaint was filed to the University of Minnesota on behalf of "Congress of North American Bosniaks" NGO for using Carl Savich as "extremely biased source" in a section of their web site describing the Holocaust and Bosnia. NGO also noted that Savich is a genocide denier and extremely unreliable source for the Holocaust research.[4] The University of Minnesota responded by removing references to Carl Savich from their web site while promising that the Center will "engage its affiliated faculty to undertake a comprehensive review of the text devoted to Bosnia and the Holocaust from the center’s website." [5]

In 2012, he claimed that the Bosnian Government had named an elementary school after a World War II Bosnian Muslim Nazi Waffen SS officer in the Bosnian Muslim "Handzar" SS Division.[6] This expose caused a media uproar in Bosnia. In 2008, he showed through Hague war crimes testimony that the Bosnian Muslim Government of Alija Izetbegovic had reformed the World War II Bosnian Muslim Nazi Waffen SS Division "Handzar".[7][8]


  • "Improving Critical Thinking Skills in History", Networks: An On-line Journal for Teacher Research,[9][10] Volume 11, Issue 2, Fall 2009.
  • "The Engaged Classroom: A Review and Critique", Carl Savich and Glenda Bizzotto, Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), November 15, 2005.
  • "Unfunded Mandates? An Analysis of Pontiac School Board v. Spellings, the Legal Challenge to the No Child Left Behind Act*, ERIC, June 15, 2008.
  • "Inclusion: The Pros and Cons--A Critical Review*, ERIC, June 25, 2008.
  • "Measuring High School Graduation Rates: A Review of the Literature", ERIC, December 13, 2007.
  • "Freedom of Speech: Evolution and Development. A Comparison: Yugoslavia/Serbia-Montenegro, United States, Germany"., 2004.
  • "The Congress of Berlin, British Imperialism, and the Emergence of World War I",, 2005.
  • "The Holocaust in Bosnia-Hercegovina, 1941-1945",, 2002.
  • "War, Journalism, and Propaganda: An Analysis of Media Coverage of the Bosnian and Kosovo Conflicts", Expanded 2000 Edition, Projekat Rastko, 2000.
  • "Jasenovac",, 2000, cited by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,[11] Washington, DC, April 28, 2002.
  • "Dead Babies: Lynching or Justice? The Trial of the Century: Kosovo Phase Analysis",, October 22, 2002.
  • "Regime Change: Is This a New Policy?",, April 12, 2003.
  • "German Occupation of Serbia and the Kragujevac Massacre", October 18, 2003.
  • "Savich, Carl, and Christopher Deliso. "International Intervention in Macedonia, 1903-1909: Mürzsteg Reforms." online) http://acturca. wordpress. com/2006/04/24/internationalintervention-in-macedonia-1903-1909-the-murzsteg-reforms/,(11.02. 2009).
  • "Be Fair to the Serbs in Kosovo", The Detroit Free Press, Thursday, September 17, 1998.
  • "Is Iraq 'another Vietnam'?", Sterling Heights Mirror, December 30, 2004 - January 5, 2005, Volume 1, Number 17.


  1. ^ The Michigan Alumnus. UM Libraries. 1998. pp. 6–. UOM:39015055427390. Carl Kosta Savich '85
  2. ^ a b c Serbianna 2000–2009.
  3. ^ James P. Winter: Mediathink, Black Rose Books, 2002 pp102 and 106
  4. ^ Letter to UoM: Carl Savich is Genocide Denier and Unreliable Source for the Holocaust Research - Congress of North American Bosniaks June 9, 2009.
  5. ^ University of Minnesota Responds to CNAB re Carl Savich Controversy, July 10, 2009.
  6. ^ "Some Parents Outraged: Elementary School in Gorazde named after a Nazi SS officer (PHOTO). Slobodna Bosna newspaper, Sarajevo.
  7. ^ Bosnian Muslim Bombshell: Islam Under the Swastika.
  8. ^ FlashBack: How Bosnian Muslims Reformed Nazi SS Division.
  9. ^ "Improving Critical Thinking Skills in History", Networks: An On-line Journal for Teacher Research, Volume 11, Issue 2, Fall 2009.
  10. ^ Research and Current Thinking. Teaching with Primary Sources Quarterly, U.S. Library of Congress, 2008.
  11. ^ Photo Archives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.

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