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Many intersting documents I find at the http://www.pavelicpapers.com (is this excellent website or subiective work two lawyers, who hate Croatia and Croatians?).
Larry D wrote:At least that is what I have been told by middle-of-the-road educated Croatians. However, the site does provide a number of facts, albeit these are usually moulded and massaged to fit the political viewpoint of those who run the site
I served in the Poglavnik Bodyguard Regiment [Poglavnikov tjelesni sdrug], in the Light Infantry Company [Lovacka satnija]. I joined the Ustase in October 1944 as a volunteer.
My company was guarding the Poglavnik's villa at Rebro in Zagreb. On May 6  in the afternoon we received orders to prepare for movement. We boarded four trucks. In the first truck were the non-commissioned officers, and in the other three us regular soldiers. Before leaving, a few of us entered the villa which was at the time empty. We grabbed a few silver candelabras, hoping to bring them with us. However, the Poglavnik returned for some reason inside the villa and ordered us to leave them behind.
On May 7  in the morning the Poglavnik had some kind of conference in Rogaska Slatina [with General Lohr]. From Rogaska Slatina we moved towards Maribor, and from there towards Austria. When we crossed the Austrian border the Poglavnik changed into civilian clothing.
On the road towards Judenburg the column stopped. Someone shouted that Soviet tanks had cut off the road ahead of us. When we heard this, we jumped from the trucks and ran towards the nearby hill. The Poglavnik also exited from his automobile. He tried to stop us and pleaded with us to stay with him. However, as most of us had never been in combat and were terrified of the Russian tanks, we continued to run. Only some officers and a handful of non-commissioned officers remained with the Poglavnik.
I ended up in the Prisoner of War camp in Klagenfurt, from which I was extradited to the Partizans by the English.
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