Those of us of the right age remember the tales of Yugoslav murder squads killing or attempting to kill opponents of the regime abroad, in West Germany, in Australia, in the United States, in Canada, in Britain. Yet Tito continued to be feted.
Belatedly, as Der Spiegel reports, Germany is trying to rectify matters.
Between 1970 and 1989, 22 Croatian exiles were killed in the former West Germany at the behest of the late Yugoslav leader Josip Tito and his country's communist party. Now the German federal prosecutor's office is looking into the crimes, while the interior minister is being asked to strip Tito of the German Order of Merit.Read the rest of the story, especially if you cannot recall the various incidents.