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Lt. Colonel Zharko Todorovic “Valter” – Belgrade, Commander of the Belgrade Underground Movement for Liberation from May 1941 was outwitting the Germans until March of 1943 when operation “Valter” ended with his capture. It was the largest operation that the Gestapo conducted in the Balkans. “Valter” was one of the few Chetniks who survived Mauthausen. After the war, Zharko was Colonel in the French Army and then a high ranking official of the French Government. “Valter” died in Paris after 2000. Communists charged Zharko with being a war criminal under a false indictment, and the same fate befell many other Chetnik officers who survived the war and those who survived Mauthausen. Communists partially made use of his biography for the movie “Valter Brani Sarajevo” (Valter Defends Sarajevo). At the same time, they hypocritically portrayed Chetniks as working for the Gestapo against the Belgrade Underground Movement for Liberation. Communists stole the core ideology for liberation of Serbian people and in their TV series, OTPISANI – THE WRITTEN OFF, perpetuated the stolen historical truth as their success.