Sunday, August 12, 2012

Nazi plan about IMRO and Macedonia

WWII Nuremberg Interrogation Records

j. The IMRO

NEUBACHER's knowledge of the IMRO is limited, since Bulgaria was generally outside his sphere activities.

NEUBACHER describes IMRO, the Macedonian revolutionary organization, as anti-democratic, anti-liberal, and anti-Masonic. Its official aim was a Greater Macedonia, to be attained through terroristic means and at the expense of Greece, Albania, and Yugoslavia. In the hands of the IMRO, terror eventually became an end in itself.

The IMRO policy of "blood revenge" (Blutrache) brought on a sanguinary split into two groups, one led by PROTOGEROFF, and other by MIHAILOFF. The split was climaxed by the much-publicized Burgtheater murder in WIEN.

MIHAILOFF was a pet of KALTENBRUNNER and therefore one of Amt VI, RSHA. The IMRO, according to NEUBACHER, represented the only instance where KALTENBRUNNER acted against NEUBACHER's political advice. KALTENBRUNNER considered MIHAILOFF's group the only one capable of withstanding the Bulgarian communists.

MIHAILOFF had lived abroad for many years, for a time as the guest of PAVELIC in ZAGREB. What link existed between the two terrorist leaders is not known to NEUBACHER. NEUBACHER avoided personal contact with MIHAILOFF but knows that KALTENBRUNNER met him frequently and at the end of 1943 arranged a secret meeting between HIMMLER and MIHAILOFF.

KALTENBRUNNER intended to use the IMRO against communists in Northern Greece (Aktion Heide). The original plan called for the use of about 6,000 men, but this number was cut to 2,000 at NEUBACHER's insistence. NEUBACHER was particularly opposed to employing the IMRO in his sphere, Greece. In NEUBACHER's opinion, the Greeks and Bulgarians would have come to terms had it not been for the IMRO. But NEUBACHER's hands were tied because of KALTENBRUNNER's and HIMMLER backing of the IMRO and RIBBENTROP's support of the plan for Macedonian state linked with Bulgaria.

The only hint given RIBBENTROP of the nature of RSHA policy toward the IMRO was a Bulgarian Government note complaining about SD support of the IMRO.

RIBBENTROP's avid belief in a Macedonian state led to an order in Autumn 1944, on the eve of the German retreat, for the creation of an independent Macedonia. In compliance, NEUBACHER took steps to organize in SKOPLJE a self-governing Macedonian committee, whose actual mission was to be limited to security measures against communist partisans. MIHAILOFF's unpopularity was apparent, and it was impossible to find anyone willing to represent him on the new committee.

The activities of IMRO ceased as soon as the Germans left Bulgaria, despite the extensive measures taken by RIBBENTROP and KALTENBRUNNER in anticipation of the German withdrawal.

All Nazi proponents for Independent "Macedonia" (Joachim von Ribbentrop, Ernst Kaltenbrunner etc.) were killed in Nuremberg 1946, as biggest malefactors of humanity. If propagandist of FYROM, attempt to use this document as prove that Independent "Macedonia" was reality in the Balkan during WW II, they will go wrong badly, because this state supposed to be a linked with Bulgaria and its leadership to be in Bulgarian hands (Ivan Mihailoff's hands).
People from Skopje (present-day FYROM) posing together with their allies Nazi German and Italian allies, with the irredentist map of Greater "Macedonia" behind them.

The idea for Greater "Macedonia" still alive today, and it is supported by some (not all) people from FYROM:
Football fans from FYROM. Banner - "I swear, it will be united 10.08.2013 (100 years after treaty of Bucurest)"
Rally of VMRO-DPMNE (29.05.2011), ruling political party of FYROM. Big banner with Greater (United) Macedonia map.
Anti-Greek rally in Skopje 2008. It is the same banner from previous image.
Anti-Greek rally of Slavomacedonians in Australia, Melbourne 2008.
Primary school in Ohrid (FYROM)


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