Ante Ciliga – pronounced “Tsiliga” – became famous to the point of becoming the emblem of the opposition to Stalinism and to “the Bolshevik system” of state. ANTE CILIGA. It is with an extreme discretion that the French press (Le Monde, October 28, ), announced, in some poor lines, the death of Ante Ciliga. The file was just too big and I can’t seem to compress it without losing quality, so I posted it on : The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga.

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In front of the success of Stalinist propaganda and movement in favour of the Serb and Croatian workers and peasants in Croatia, Italy and Amte reflect a brake, by pure interest, with the massacres of orthodox Serbs. There were first of all the Decists, certainly most divided into fractions.

Until the war, the young Ciliga left anti-Austrian agitation inside the college.

Ciliga was the instigator of this policy, as a secretary of the party for Croatia and director of Borba. For price of this good behaviour, Germany agreed to give to Croatia Bosnia-Herzegovina, while it installed a puppet government in Serbia, that Italy divided Slovenia with Reich; that finally Bulgaria received major part of Macedonia, and Hungary Vojvodina with its Hungarian “minority “.

It is crossed by hesitations and ambiguities, rich in lessons for whose study the relationship between “internationalist” engagement and old “nationalitarian” reflexes among known figures of Communism. Inat the time of the Balkan wars, defining himself as “a Yugoslav Croat of tendency”, he started to take part in street demonstrations against the Austrian-Hungarian regime, which dominated Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is with an extreme discretion that the French press Le MondeOctober 28,announced, in some poor lines, the death of Ante Ciliga, in Zagreb Croatiawithout giving the date of disappearance October He was then in charge of a clandestine work of organisation in Slovenia, disguised as a hawker of the workers press.

That resulted in an abandonment of the theory of the liberation of the people oppressed into Yugoslavia. He edited and wrote for Borbathe official publication of the Communist Party of Yugoslaviain which he debated with Serbian communists about the national question in Yugoslavia, advocating a federalist solution. But after the assassination attempt of Sarajevo, he was expelled from all the schools of Bosnia, and had to return in Istria. Notices of a more sympathetic tone appeared in Spain.


Already expelled from the Yugoslav Communist Party inhe later resigned from his position.

The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga

According to Ciliga, and the CPY, repression made among Communists hundreds of deaths; perhaps 30 His intention in leaving Croatia was multiple; he had long nurtured the hope of touring Europe and analyzing conditions everywhere on the spot, and he was curious about the social relations existing in Germany, between the National Socialist state and the masses. In a letter dated January 2,addressed to Ciliga himself, Trotsky refined and emphasized one of his most significant comments: From the beginnings to the end he was an ideologist of the intelligentsia.

As Ciliga deduced from it: Philippe Bourrinet, Un itinerario ambiguo: The path of Ciliga is far from being summarised with his book.

Champ Libre, Paris,p. Its books on Yugoslavia will make known in France, Italy, and other countries as much by the republication of its filiga on “the great lie” and by its booklet on Lenin Ciliga left Croatia almost immediately, intending to go to France to continue his education; but he got no further than Vienna, when he decided to go to Hungary where the Red revolution of Bela Kun was in full swing. For a short outline of the period, cf. He was about a radical socialist, not nationalist: War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, — That made it possible to the Croatian journalist Jan Balkas in the review Cultura September 1, to show Ciliga to be with the service and the pay of the fascist government and police.

In addition, Ciliga and his comrades were in close connection with the Russian factory workers. Enjoying a certain notoriety as Croatian social democrat politician, Ciliga tried to be elected in at the congress-assembly of the Croatian national Council HNV – Hrvatsko Narodno Vijece ; in vain since he obtained only half of the voices required to be nominee In November, Ciliga was transported to the insulator of Verkhne-Uralsk, political prison along the Ural Mountain, in the north of Magnitogorsk Black power and treason to whiteness inside prison walls.


Ciliga found in Verkhne-Uralsk his Yugoslav and Russian comrades: Like all the other newspapers, it was controlled by the new Ustasha power. Ciliga had arrived at a paradoxical position. Hrvatski Narod was a general public daily newspaper appearing twice per day. The Left Trotskyist group of the 30 whose Ciliga proposed a new editorial board, composed of a representative of each tendency, and publishing only one organ for all the Communists. Arkadij Maslov was pessimistic on the German proletariat, reached “provincialism “.

Therefore he could not any more tolerate any pro-Allied tendency in his government. His testimony is published immediately in Russian and French by the Trotskyist press.

cillga This was too thanks to the archbishop Alois Stepinac, but anre, as the Titoist propaganda claimed it, for glorifying the Croatian State in various publications. Whereas before Ciliga – of its own consent – did not nourish any doubt about the accuracy of the policy of the USSR, he came from there to conclude that “the evolution towards socialism was definitively stopped, revolution died, and that consequently all was poured Ante Ciliga died at one of the worst moments in the terrible Serbian wars of the s.

Anton Ciliga (Obituary)

Click here for the guide. Also, thought it of being centred especially on the preparation of the next wave, theoretically and practically. In Yugoslav immigration co-ed, in Prague initially, then in Vienna, Ciliga created communist circles. Afterit was the turn of the Kominformists to know the camps and death in arid islands Goli Otok.

Originally written in and published in Paris, under the title “Au Pays du Grand Mensonge”. Having ange excluded the right-wing tendencies, the CPY had adhered to the Communist International Comintern during the congress of Vukovar in June