Andrija Hebrang

Chronology of life and disappearance of Andrija Hebrang

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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. 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



  • Courtois, Stephane and co-authors, The Black Book of Communism, Zagreb, 1999.
  • Doder, Milenko, Kopinic Without Enigma, Zagreb, 1986, 20,000 copies.
  • Djilas, Milovan, Socialising with Tito, Zemun, 1990.
  • Ivankovic, Vonta, Zvonko, Hebrang, Zagreb, 1988., 2,000 copies
  • Jelic, Ivan, Last Days of Andrija Hebrang, feuilleton, "Vjesnik" May 1991.
  • Jelic, Ivan, The Court Process Against Andrija Hebrang 1929., The Magazine for the Contemporary History 22(3), Zagreb, 1990.
  • Kalinic, Pavle, Andrija Hebrang: witnesses speak, Zagreb, 1996, 500 copies
  • Kalinic, Pavle, Andrija Hebrang and the Croatian Issue, Political Thought, Vol XXXIII, br.2-3
  • Kisic-Kolanovic, Nada, Hebrang: Illusions and Sobering, Zagreb, 1996., 1,500 copies
  • Kisic-Kolanovic Nada, Andrija Hebrang and the Croatian Left Experience
  • 1919.-1941, The Magazine for the Contemporary History, 26 (1)
  • Kljakic, Dragan, The Hebrang File, Belgrade, 1983., 6,000 copies
  • Mihajlovic, Zivorad Silja, Hebrang: Traitor or Victim of Political Game, Belgrade 1989, 5,000 copies
  • Milatovic, Mile, The Andrija Hebrang File, Belgrade, 1952, 50,000 copies (several issues)
  • Rubcic, Nikola, Hard Labour, Zagreb, 1936
  • Supek, Ivan, Key Witness in Hebrang Case, Zagreb, 1990, 5,000 copies
  • Vukusic, Boze, Udba's Secret War against Croatian Emigration, Zagreb,2002
  • The Hebrang File, The Croatian National Archive, Zagreb Private Archive