Slovenian courtroom voids executed Nazi collaborator’s 1946 treason conviction

JTA — A courtroom in Slovenia voided the treason conviction of a Nazi collaborator who was executed in Yugoslavia shortly after World Conflict II.

The Supreme Courtroom of Slovenia, a European Union member on Italy’s jap border, nullified the 1946 conviction of Leon Rupnik final week, the director of the Jewish Cultural Heart of the capital Ljubljana wrote in a press release.


The courtroom ordered a retrial for Rupnik, the Nazis’ puppet ruler for Slovenia.

“We had been shocked and deeply involved to study in regards to the determination,” the JCC’s director, Robert Waltl, wrote.


The courtroom dominated that Rupnik’s trial by the judiciary underneath Yugoslavia’s communist rulers was unjust.

Rupnik inveighed typically towards Jews, calling on listeners to “do battle with them.”

Rupnik’s police underneath the management of Lovro Hacin, likewise sentenced and executed in 1946 as a struggle prison, organized the arrests and deportations of the remaining Slovenian Jews in Ljubljana and its neighborhood within the years 1943 and 1944, in line with the native Jewish group.


The Simon Wiesenthal Heart protested the nullification in a letter despatched Tuesday to the nation’s ambassador to Israel.

“This shameful determination constitutes a stunning distortion of the historical past of the Holocaust and a horrific insult to Rupnik’s many victims and their households,” the middle’s Japanese Europe director, Efraim Zuroff, wrote Ambassador Andreja Purkart Martinez.

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