Title of Paper : The “Ideal Nation-State” for the “Ideal New Croat”: Fascism and Holocaust in the Independent State of Croatia, 1941-1945
Goran Miljan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden. He graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative History (Summa Cum Laude), from the Department of History, Central European University, Budapest on the topic of Young, Militarized, and Radical: the Ustasha Youth Organization, Ideology and Practice, 1941-1945. His current research focuses on the Holocaust implementation and local participants’ reaction/non-reaction to violence and expropriation of their neighbours, friends, or colleagues during the Ustasha regime, 1941-1945.
Goran received several awards and scholarships during his graduate studies such as: DAAD scholarship; International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS), Freie Universität Berlin; The Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm. He is the author of the two up-coming books as well as of several articles published in international peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes:
• Croatia and the Rise of Fascism: The Youth Movement and the Ustasha During WWII, (London: I.B. Tauris, forthcoming, August 2017).
• Goran Miljan and Ivica Šute, eds., Revolucionari i ubojice. Iz povijest hrvatske nacionalističke emigracije u međuraću [Revolutionaries and Murderers. From the History of the Croatian Nationalist Emigre Circles in the Interwar Period], (Zagreb: Srednja Europa, forthcoming, 2017).
• “The Brotherhood of Youth’ – A Case Study of the Ustaša and Hlinka Youth Connections and Exchanges,” in Arnd Bauerkämper and Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe, eds., Fascism without Borders: Transnational Connections and Cooperation between Movements and Regimes in Europe from 1918 to 1945, (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017).
• “From Obscure Beginnings to State ‘Resurrection’- Ideas and Practices of the Ustaša Organization” in Fascism. Journal of Comparative Fascist Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, (2016): 3-25.