Search
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Filter by Custom Post Type
Pages
Posts
Filter by Categories
Author
Name
Check/uncheck all
2015.
2016.
2017.
{ "homeurl": "http://istorija20veka.rs/", "resultstype": "vertical", "resultsposition": "hover", "itemscount": 4, "imagewidth": 70, "imageheight": 70, "resultitemheight": "auto", "showauthor": 0, "showdate": 0, "showdescription": 0, "charcount": 3, "noresultstext": "No results!", "didyoumeantext": "Did you mean:", "defaultImage": "http://istorija20veka.rs/wp-content/plugins/ajax-search-pro/img/default.jpg", "highlight": 0, "highlightwholewords": 1, "openToBlank": 0, "scrollToResults": 0, "resultareaclickable": 1, "autocomplete": { "enabled": 1, "googleOnly": 1, "lang": "en", "mobile": 1 }, "triggerontype": 1, "triggeronclick": 1, "triggeronreturn": 1, "triggerOnFacetChange": 1, "trigger": { "delay": 300, "autocomplete_delay": 310 }, "overridewpdefault": 0, "override_method": "post", "redirectonclick": 0, "redirectClickTo": "results_page", "redirect_on_enter": 0, "redirectEnterTo": "results_page", "redirect_url": "?s={phrase}", "settingsimagepos": "right", "settingsVisible": 0, "hresulthidedesc": "0", "prescontainerheight": "400px", "pshowsubtitle": "0", "pshowdesc": "1", "closeOnDocClick": 1, "iifNoImage": "defaultimage", "iiRows": 2, "iiGutter": 5, "iitemsWidth": 200, "iitemsHeight": 200, "iishowOverlay": 1, "iiblurOverlay": 1, "iihideContent": 1, "loaderLocation": "auto", "analytics": 0, "analyticsString": "", "show_more": { "url": "?s={phrase}", "action": "ajax" }, "mobile": { "trigger_on_type": 1, "trigger_on_click": 1, "hide_keyboard": 0 }, "compact": { "enabled": 0, "width": "100%", "closeOnMagnifier": 1, "closeOnDocument": 0, "position": "static", "overlay": 0 }, "animations": { "pc": { "settings": { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "results" : { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "items" : "fadeInDown" }, "mob": { "settings": { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "results" : { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "items" : "voidanim" } }, "autop": { "state": "disabled", "phrase": "", "count": 10 } }
Categories

Dr Ratomir Milikić
Institute for Contemporary History
Belgrade, Serbia

 

„IVO ANDRIĆ“ ON YELLOW HOUSE OF A PAMPHLET ABOUT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA

Vol. XXXVI, 1/2018, pp. 55–68
https://doi.org/10.29362/ist20veka.2018.1.mil.55-68

 

ABSTRACT/RESUME: Handing out pamphlets denouncing the work of state institutions in the interwar period for the purposes of the new communist authorities was not at all uncommon in the period right after the liberation of Belgrade, in October 1944. The document described here is one such. What makes it special is that it was attached to the personal file of a high-ranking interwar diplomat and novelist Ivo Andrić. A subsequent Nobel Prize winner in literature, he was known to the expert community for notable passive resistance to the occupier, with likely contacts with the Yugoslav Army in the Fatherland. A scholarly critique has been used in the paper to clarify that Andrić had not authored the pamphlet. The paper also sheds some light on the anonymous author, as well as the time and purpose of the release of his writing. The pamphlet was clearly designed to defame the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (occasionally dubbed the “Yellow House”), levelling serious accusations against the descendants of elite families working at the Ministry, and the key figures in the institution. In the best gutter-press tradition, the document criticized indolence and inefficiency, crimes and espionage, inadequacy and corruption, without giving an opportunity to the targets of criticism to respond in any way. It is noteworthy that the labelled were (almost) exclusively Serbs. Even though most of the ministry staff were Serbian nationals, the criticism carefully bypassed all other ethnicities, along with the people that might have been close to the new authorities. The bias and clear intention to slander the old regime notwithstanding, the document does have historical significance insofar as it provides insight into a rather hazy period, in which the new Serbian authorities took over, and into the general working environment the Kingdom’s diplomatic and consular representatives had coped with in the years between the two wars.

 

KEYWORDS: Ivo Andrić, diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, anonymous pamphlet, communist regime

 

REFERENCES:

  • Bjelajac, Mile. Generali i admirali Kraljevine Jugoslavije 1918–1941. Beograd: INIS, Dobra, 2004.
  • Cvetković, Srđan. „Ko su 105 (104) streljanih?: prilog istraživanju „divljeg čišćenja u Beogradu 1944“. Istorija 20. veka, br. 1, (2006), 81–102.
  • Ćirković, Simo C. Ko je ko u Nedićevoj Srbiji. Beograd: Prosveta, 2009.
  • Dimitrijević, Kosta. Razgovori i ćutanja Ive Andrića. Beograd: Prometej, 2010.
  • Pavlović, Kosta St. Ratni dnevnik 1941–1945. Beograd: Službeni glasnik, 2011.
  • Peković, Ratko i Slobodan Kljakić. Angažovani Andrić 1944–1954. Beograd: Službeni glasnik, 2012.
  • Ristić, Gordana. Spoljna politika Kraljevine Jugoslavije u periodu od 1934. do 1939. godine. Beograd: Zavod za udžbenike, 2015.
  • Selinić, Slobodan. Partija i diplomatija u Jugoslaviji 1945–1952. Beograd: INIS, 2013.
  • Selinić, Slobodan, ur. Jugoslovenska diplomatija 1945–1961. Beograd: INIS, 2012.