|September 2, 1878 – 1946|
|Place of birth||Grocka, Kingdom of Serbia|
|Place of death||Belgrade, Yugoslavia|
|Years of service||37|
Milan Nedić (Serbian Cyrillic Милан Недић) (September 2, 1878 – February 4, 1946) was a Serbian soldier and politician who led a Nazi-backed puppet government in the German-occupied part of Serbia during World War II. Grocka ( Serbian Cyrillic: Гроцка is a suburban settlement and one of 17 municipalities which constitute the City of Belgrade, the capital The Kingdom of Serbia ( Serbian Cyrillic: Краљевина Србија Serbian Latinica Kraljevina Srbija) was created when Prince Milan Obrenović ruler Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. See also Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet (српска/Вукова ћирилица srpska/Vukova ćirilica, literally " Serbian/Vuk's Cyrillic alphabet " is Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 1878 ( MDCCCLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country A puppet state is a State that is nominally independent but in reality under the control of another power Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including This period is known as Nedić's Serbia in which he formed Government of National Salvation (Serbian: Влада Националног Спаса, tr. Several months after the occupation and division of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia by the Axis Powers in World War II, the territory of Serbia became known as Militärverwaltung Serbian (sr-Cyrl српски језик sr-Latn ''srpski jezik'' is a South Slavic language, Vlada Nacionalnog Spasa).
After the war, Nedić was arrested by British officials and given to the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia where he died shortly afterward, officially claimed to be a suicide but highly suspected to be a murder. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian:
Nedić was born in Grocka close to Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia. Grocka ( Serbian Cyrillic: Гроцка is a suburban settlement and one of 17 municipalities which constitute the City of Belgrade, the capital The Kingdom of Serbia ( Serbian Cyrillic: Краљевина Србија Serbian Latinica Kraljevina Srbija) was created when Prince Milan Obrenović ruler He finished the gymnasium in Kragujevac and entered the lower level of the Military Academy in 1895. A gymnasium (pronounced with ɡ- in several languages is a type of school providing Secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English grammar Kragujevac ( Serbian Cyrillic: Крагујевац) is a city in Serbia, the largest city of the Šumadija Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year In 1904 he completed the upper level of the Academy, then the General Staff Preparatory, and enlisted into the Army. Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on
He was promoted to the rank of major in 1910. Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting He served during the Balkan Wars and received a number of decorations and medals for bravery. The Balkan Wars were two wars in South-eastern Europe in 1912–1913 in the course of which the Balkan League ( Bulgaria, Montenegro, Greece He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1913. Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
During World War I, in 1915 he was promoted to colonel and served in the general staff as the youngest colonel in the Serbian Army. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year During the retreat of the Serbian Army and Government through Albania in November 1915 through January 1916, under Austrian and German pressure, his troops provided cover. He was appointed the ordinance officer of King Peter I of Serbia in 1916 who retreated together with his people and his Army. Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year In September 1918, he commanded the Infantry Brigade of the Timok Division when they made a breakthrough at Thessaloniki Front along with British, Greek and French alies. The Macedonian Front (or Salonika front) resulted from an attempt by the Allied Powers to aid Serbia, in the autumn of 1915 against the combined attack
After the war, he continued as the commander of the Infantry Brigade, before he was made the staff commander of the 4th and 3rd Army Oblast as well as the commander of the Drava Division Oblast. He was made division general in 1923 and finally army general in 1930. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Between 1934 and 1935, he commanded of the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army. Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Royal Yugoslav Army was the armed force of the Kingdom of Serbs Croats and Slovenes and later the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from the state's formation until the force's
In 1939 he was made the Minister of Army and Navy in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, but because of his disapproval to having Yugoslavia participate in the war with Adolf Hitler's Germany. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (Serbo-Croato-Slovene ie Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene: Kraljevina Jugoslavija Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently vandalized and vandalism is reverted immediately Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. This was most likely out of unease with Nazi Germany's ally, Fascist Italy which at the time, held the Croatian extreme nationalist Ustashe leader in exile in Rome, and because of the rhetoric of some Italian fascists in the past such as the late Gabriele D'Annunzio, who violently opposed to a Yugoslav state. The Kingdom of Italy ( Italian: Regno d'Italia) was a state forged in 1861 by the unification of Italy under the influence of the Kingdom For the militiamen of the Military Frontier, see Uskoci The Ustaša - Croatian Revolutionary Movement ( Croatian: Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 Gabriele d'Annunzio ( 12 March 1863 &ndash 1 March 1938) was an Italian Poet, Journalist, Novelist Nedic was dismissed on November 6, 1940 by regent Paul. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Prince Paul of Yugoslavia ( Serbian:Павле/Pavle ( April 27 1893 – September 11 1976) of the Serbian later Yugoslav Royal
During the invasion of Yugoslavia, Nedić commanded the 3rd Army Group of the Yugoslav Royal Army. 
The Wehrmacht commander Heinrich Danckelmann decided to entrust Nedić with the administration of German-occupied Serbia in order to pacify Serb resistance. Wehrmacht (literally "defense force" was the name of the unified Armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1945 Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country Not long ago, Nedić had lost his only son and pregnant daughter in law in a munition explosion in Smederevo, in which several thousands died. Smederevo (Смедерево is a city and municipality in Serbia on the Danube at 44 He accepted the post of the prime minister in the government called the Government of National Salvation, on August 29, 1941. For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. Events 708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708)
Serbian Stamps circa 1942
On September 1, 1941, Nedić made a speech on Radio Belgrade where he declared the intent of his administration to "save the core of the Serbian people" occupied by Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, the Independent State of Croatia, Hungary, and Bulgaria, as well as ethnic nationalists from Bosnia. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Belgrade (Београд Beograd is the Capital and largest city of Serbia. The Kingdom of Italy ( Italian: Regno d'Italia) was a state forged in 1861 by the unification of Italy under the influence of the Kingdom Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers The Independent State of Croatia ( Croatian: Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, NDH was a Puppet state of the Axis powers. Of these occupiers, the Ustashe-led regime of Croatia and Nazi-led Germany committed the most numerous and most horrendous atrocities on Serbs, some numbers indicating an estimated 700,000 Serbs were killed by the Ustashe. By accepting the occupation of Germany in the area of Sumadija, Drina Valley, Pomoravlje and Banat. He also spoke against organizing resistance to the occupying forces due to German Laws in which 50 Serbs were murdered for 1 wounded German soldier, and 100 for a killed soldier. In addition, more than 300,000 Serbs were forcefully taken to German camps. His state's actions were good intentioned for Serbs, but the opposite was the case for minority or opposition groups. His state's propaganda funded by Germany promoted anti-Semitism, anti-communism, which particularly linked these up with anti-masonryas a means of swaying Serbs to see these groups as their enemies rather than the Germans.
The Serbian government under Nedić accepted many refugees mostly of Serbian descent, but also many Slovenes and the others including Milan Kucan former President of Slovenia and former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (she and her family were originally Jewish Czechs, but converted to Catholicism to avoid persecution by Nazis and anti-Semites). According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race Milan Kučan (born in Križevci, Slovenia, then a part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia on January 14, 1941) is a Slovene Madeleine Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937) was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State.
However aside from accepting Serb and other refugees, Nedic's state was a disaster for the Serb people. The German occupiers held no respect for his authority or Serbs and during the war, over 200,000 people died in Serbia of war-related causes in German reprisals, that demanded as above mentioned 100 killed Serbs for one killed German soldier, like Kragujevac massacre while Nedic's government did nothing. The Kragujevac massacre was the massacre of between 2300 to 5000 civilians mostly Serbs and Roma, women and schoolchildren — in Kragujevac, Serbia In August 1942, Nedic's puppet state and the German occupiers proclaimed Serbia Judenfrei. Judenrein and Judenfrei (free of Jews were Nazi terms to designate an area free of Jewish presence Despite this, atrocities against Serbs continued, According to Nikola Živković, during the Nazi occupation of the German controlled zone called Serbia in WWII, 6,478 libraries, 1,670 schools, 30 colleges, 19 museums, 7 theatres, 52 Orthodox churches and monasteries, 63 synagogues and over 60 miscellaneous scholarly institutions were destroyed or pillaged. Surprisingly, Nedić also collaborated with the Chetniks as a way of defending "Endangered Serbianisation". The Chetnik movement or the Chetniks ( Serbian: Četnici, Cyrillic script: Четници were a Serbian -nationalist/ royalist
On October 4, 1944, with the successes of the Yugoslav Partisans and their moves onto Belgrade, Nedić's government was disbanded and on October 6, Nedić was allowed by the Germans to flee from Belgrade to Kitzbühel, Austria (then annexed to Germany) where he was protected. Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Kitzbühel is a medieval city in Tyrol, Austria, situated along the river Kitzbühler Ache. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich On January 1, 1946, the British forces handed him over to the Yugoslav Communist forces. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
He was incarcerated in Belgrade for treason, and regularly tortured and interrogated while in prison. On February 5, the newspapers ran the news that Milan Nedić committed suicide by jumping out of a window while the guards weren't looking, others believe that the situation more likely was that the guards murdered him.
The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts named Nedić as one of the 100 most significant Serbs. The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts ( Serbian: Српска академија наука и уметности / Srpska Akademija Nauka i Umetnosti; САНУ  The minor Serbian Liberal Party is working for his rehabilitation, altogether sparking a lot of controversy in Serbia. The Serbian Liberal Party ( Serbian: Српска либерална странка Srpska Liberalna Stranka is a liberal party in Serbia.