Andrija-Hebrang.com Murder Chronology
A fool is the one who kills the father and spears the sons. (Aristotle)
These pages are dedicated to Andrija Hebrang the man who lived for about
50 years, and spent more than 15 years in prisons as a political prisoner.
The last imprisonment with comrades in Belgrade's "Glavnjaca", he did
not survive. He disappeared from prison in 1950's. The family was
never informed of Andrija's end, the body was never delivered to the family,
the place of burial is not known. Andrija-Hebrang.com should be the
encouragement to all those who know, can and wish to help in the
discovery of the place of burial of the body of Andrija Hebrang, as
a condition for exercising the right of returning the body to the
Communists had accepted and approved the crime against Andrija and an
unknown number of innocent persons. Stalin's students are better than
teachers. While party secretary Nikita Hruschev admitted Communist crimes
of the Stalin regime in February 1956, Croatian Communists have
never confessed to committed crimes on behalf of the Communist Party,
rehabilitate victims, returned confiscated property, wash the stain
from the names of the survivors.
Information on the course of the "investigation" into Andrija Hebrang
after the arrest in Belgrade in 1948, have been hidden from the
public's eye until early 1990. Although never convicted, and international legal
regulations on being innocent until proven guilty by a court's verdict
were in force in Yugoslavia as well, Andrija Hebrang was slandered
between 1948 until the present day in Communist documents, public media
and numerous books based on lies from the 1948 investigation. Billions
of outrageous lies were put out with an aim to again heat-up the thesis
on Hebrang's Ustasha (Ustaša) inclination. The forces, the master of which was
still an invisible red hand, persons that call themselves journalists,
investigators, intelligence services' agents, informers are to this day
spreading lies about the life and the work of Andrija in order to defend
and justify the fallacy, which they lived for about 50 long years.
Because of themselves, they wish to believe a lie even today.
There are two main sources of information on Andrija's fate after the
arrest: Milo Milatovic's book of "investigators" called The Andrija
Hebrang Case and The Hebrang File, a group of Udba (Former Yugoslavia's
secret service) papers regarding the "investigation" which started in
1948 and was never completed.
It is paradoxical that both sources cannot be considered documents due
to the reasons stated bellow:
1.The book The Andrija Hebrang Case is the unique example of a book
privately written by an investigator about a victim, without naming the
sources of information and dates of certain events, which makes one
question his credibility. The book was published in 1952 in 50,000
copies and the Party personnel used it as the information basis
for studying the "case" of Andrija Hebrang. Only 30 years after the
book was published, the book Hebrang by Zvonko Ivankovic Vonta was
published in 2,000 copies (1986) . The Hebrang book points to forged
documents on which Milatovic's book was based.
2. The Hebrang File includes about 20,000 pages of documents and
falsifications, private information, memos, statements and manuscripts
of 131 persons for whom a file was opened during the "investigation", that is during
the questioning of 5,100 persons included in the "investigation". The
Hebrang File provides original documents, photocopies, even
near-demented "documents" such as Ustasha records from
the Jasenovac concentration camp written in the Cyrillic script!
The preparation of The Hebrang File lasted for years, it was embargoed
for about 40 years, a part of information was removed during the
"Party's" censoring of the file in Belgrade and than in 1985, after
the surrender in Zagreb, and finally , during the take over from
the democratic authorities in 1990. Every regime has carefully
filtrated the dangerous history material, being careful not to leave
behind any paper which could compromise the living. The Hebrang File
was forwarded to the Archive of Croatia (today Croatian National
Archive) on March 22, 1991.
On these pages we will mark only critical points in the "investigation"
when the Party-Udba machine reached out to forgeries in order to prove
the Party accusation against Andrija.
Investigators, Milatovic (Milatović) and comrades, had not managed to get Andrija's
confession to the crime, which they had insisted on, even though
according to the then regulations, the confession was not a decisive
fact in court proceedings. When they failed to get it, Andrija
disappeared. On the other hand, they announced he had committed