Andrija Artuković, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Andrija Artuković

Convicted World War II war criminal

Date of Birth: 29-Nov-1899

Place of Birth: Klobuk, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of Death: 16-Jan-1988

Profession: lawyer, politician, minister

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Andrija Artuković

  • Andrija Artukovic (19 November 1899 – 16 January 1988) was a Croatian lawyer, politician, and senior member of the Croatian nationalist and fascist Ustaše organisation, who held the Interior and Justice portfolios in the Government of the Independent State of Croatia (Croatian: Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, NDH) during World War II.
  • He signed into law a number of racial laws against Serbs, Jews, and Romani people, and was responsible for a string of concentration camps in which tens of thousands of civilians were murdered and mistreated.
  • He escaped to the United States after the war, where he lived until extradited to Yugoslavia in 1986.
  • He was tried and found guilty of a number of mass killings in the NDH, and was sentenced to death, but the sentence was not carried out due to his age and health.
  • He died in custody in 1988.

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