Ivan Prpić (soldier)

Ivan Prpić (1887 – 10 January 1967, Zagreb) was an infantry general of the Croatian Home Guard and its chief of staff from 1942-43. He received the Military Order of the Iron Trefoil in 1942.

In July 1943 there was an assassination attempt on Prpić.[1] Some sources allege that it was organized by Ivo Herenčić.[2]

In 1944 Prpić retired and moved with his family to the Slovak Republic, and later to Prague in the reestablished Czechoslovakia. He was arrested by the British there in August 1945 and taken back to Yugoslavia. After questioning in Belgrade and Zagreb he was released in October.

Prpić was one of few generals of the Independent State of Croatia not to be sentenced by the communist regime in Yugoslavia, and was interred at Mirogoj cemetery.[3]


  1. Bl. Aloyzije Stepinac biography Archived 2008-04-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Barić, Nikica. Ustroj kopnene vojske domobranstva NDH 1941.-1945.. Hrvatski institut za povijest. Zagreb, 2003. (pg. 36)
  3. Ivan Prpić profile, gradskagroblja.hr; accessed 16 October 2016.(in Croatian)
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