US Army File: Dr. DRAGANOVIC' Krunoslav
The following document was declassified in the aftermath of the Klaus Barbie scandal. It appears to have originated - like nearly all other documentation from the US government uncovered in 1983 - from the US Army's Counter-Intelligence Corps, but there is no indication as to when it was authored, nor by whom.

 

Dr. DRAGANOVIC' Krunoslav

 

Dr. DRAGANOVIC' has close contacts in Austrian political circles, especially with the Catholic clergy and with men of the ex-chancellor Dr. SCHUSCHNIG. Dr. SCHUSCHNIG lives with his family in the monastery of Dr. DRAGANOVIC' at Bergo Santo Spirito (in extraterritorial territory).

Three days ago, Dr. SCHUSCHNIG left for Austria under a false name. He carries with him a letter from Dr. DRAGANOVIC' which he has to deliver to the Croat Archbishop Dr. SARIC for a high ranking Ustasha official and ex-councillor of PAVELIC, IVANKOVIC.

Through the bishop STEINBACH in Salsburg and British chaplain, Capt. Dr. HAMAN, Dr. DRAGANOVIC received every information and Dr. HAMAN and the secretary of Bishop STEINBACH use him as courier between Austria and Italy.

Dr. DRAGANOVIC has contacts with Ustasha Headquarters in Austria and receives instructions and directives for political activity in Italy. Where Dr. PAVELIC Ante is hidden in Italy is known to ex-minister Dr. FARKOVIC', Mate, Dr. DRAGANOVIC' and priest WURSTER (WURSTER is now in Madrid, Spain, but according to reliable information, he comes to Rome from time to time in a plane with members of the Spanish Embassy). WURSTER has left hidden in "castelo dei angeli" (castel of the angels: reference probably made to Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome), a receiving and transmitting radio set with sufficiently powerful emissions.

The courier of PAVELIC', Ustasha Captain KRILIC works as his private secretary in the office of Dr. DRAGANOVIC. KRILIC also works for the information services of DRAGANOVIC'.

Recently, DRAGANOVIC was entrusted with the task of sending to Yugoslavia, via Austria, clandestinely of course, small groups of 3 persons (TROJKE) to carry out acts of sabotage. For this purpose has arrived from Austria a certain VRBAN (or URBAN) Drago, who will act as guide for the crosssing of the Italo-Austrian border.

Last year when PAVELIC was in Florence, DRAGANOVIC knew this and was together with PAVELIC.

Information is available to the effect that Dr. STAMBUK (intimate collaborator of Dr. DRAGANOVIC) has received from the FSS in Rome SOPREK, copies of reports which mention the activity of Yugoslav emigration in Italy (Rome) and that these reports have come into the hands of Dr. DRAGANOVIC.

Dr. DUGONJIC Zvonko who was recently arrested by the FSS in Rome, during an interrogation, stole from Major SIMCOCK, a document which he later passed to Dr. DRAGANOVIC.

War criminals wanted by the British Authorities were hidden by DRAGANOVIC and later many were sent to South America. Thus DRAGANOVIC hid in Borgo S. Spirito 4, General PECNIKAR Vilko, in Via Concilla 15 KVATERNIK Eugen and in a monastery near the Colosseum, Minister FAKOVIC Mate.

All the documents from which it can be seen that Dr. DRAGANOVIC helped war criminals are ready. In other reports, the activity and contacts of Dr. DRAGANOVIC will be mentioned.

 

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Title: US Army File: Dr. DRAGANOVIC' Krunoslav
Source: US Army, declassified September 12, 1983.
Date: Unknown Added: May 18, 2004