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Through the cooperation with Association of Jasenovac prisoners and their descendants from Belgrade Museum of Genocide Victims has published photo-monograph ‘Prisoners – Memorial Book’. Memorial book was published in order to commemorate sixty years of this Association and of their endeavors to preserve memory on grave crimes committed by Independent State of Croatia during World War II. Authors are Mr. Milinko Čekić, prisoner of Jasenovac Concentration Camp and honorary president of the Association, Dr. Nenad Antonijević and Dr Jasmina Tutunović Trifunov both from Museum of Genocide Victims.

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Presentation of the memorial book was held at Grand Gallery of Central Military Club in Belgrade. Program started and ended with appropriate songs sang by Ms. Dijana Dragosavljević. Alongside authors, book was presented by Mr. Slavko Milanović, President of the Association and Dr. Veljko Đurić Mišina, Director of the Museum.

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Memorial book has informations on history of the Association, its members, jubilees, commemorations and recorder memories of Jasenovac prisoners. Special section of the memorial book is dedicated to Ms. Diana Budisavljević who saved around 12.000 Serbian children from concentration camps in Independent State of Croatia. Many of those saved children are members of the Association. Distinct part of the book is dedicated also to Mr. Dragoje Lukić, former prisoner of Jasenovac and person who dedicated his life to research the fate of children during World War II.

 

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After its presentation in Osecina, book of Milorad Radojičić‘Region of Osecina in Wars from 1912 to 1918 – Memorial to the victims of war’published by National Library of Osecina and Museum of Genocide Victims was presented in Valjevo as well.

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While the welcome speech was given by the Director of Library ‘Ljubomir Nenadović’ Ms. Violeta Milošević, introduction into the publication was presented by MA Ana Vasiljević, Director of National Library of Osecina and Dr. Veljko Đurić Mišina, Director of Museum of Genocide Victims. Reviewers of the publication Dr. Milić Milićević and MA Miloje Nikolić spoke about its content. At the end, author Milorad Radojičić addressed his book and new research projects.

 

We have accepted proposition from Media Center ‘Defence’ to participate in organization of exhibition dedicated to suffering of children during wars in order to commemorate twenty years from the beginning of NATO aggression against Yugoslavia (FRY).

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Exhibition ’Children in War“, dedicated to the suffering of Serbian children in wars of 20th century, was opened on 7th of May in the Grand Gallery of Central Military Club, in Belgrade. It was opened by Minister of Defence, Mr. Aleksandar Vulin.

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Authors of the exhibition are Dr. Jasmina Tutunović Trifunov, Dr. Nenad Antonijević, Dr. Veljko Đurić Mišina from Museum of Genocide Victims. Layout was done by Ms. Ozarija Lašić Marković and Mr. Nebojša Veselinović, music was edited by Mr. Aleksandar Marković and associate of exhibition production team from Media Center was Ms. Jelena Knežević.

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Study visits of former Concentration Camps from World War I and World War II are also one of the program activities of the Museum. Hence, we have visited Auschwitz last year (14th of May 2018).

A year later, on 19th of May, we have started our study visit of Germany and Austria. First and foremost, we have scheduled visit to the Dachau Memorial (near Munich) where Dr. Andrea Riedle from Dachau Memorial Research Center and expert guide met with us and gave us a lecture and a tour around Memorial.

Second day in Munich was reserved for the visit to Munich Documentation Center.

Next day we have visited military cemetery from World War I in Aschach, near Linz in Austria. After that, we have arrived at Memorial complex of the former Concentration camp from World War II, Mauthausen.

On the fourth and last day we have toured cemetery in Nezsider (Neusiedl am See) where we visited cemetery monument erected to commemorate fallen soldiers of Kingdome of Serbia. From Nezsider we went to Sopron, with intent to visit local cemetery and its monument as well. However, there was no monument!

 

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For years now, Museum of Genocide Victims presents its publications on 22nd of April, especially ones which are the product of cooperation with similar institutions. Also, Museum announces its plans for the next year. This year we have published “Memorial-book of Prigrevica” in cooperation with National Library “Miodrag Borisavljević“, from Apatin. Original manuscript was compiled in 1967 and its kept at Memorial-library of Prigrevica.

Actually, original Memorial-book is list of Serbs from Lika, Banija and Kordun killed between 1941 and 1945; list is accompanied by appropriate biographical information on each person and it is also printed on special paper and endowed with beautiful Cyrillic letters. List was created by the relatives of killed persons who were colonized in Prigrevica in 1947. Idea for its publication came from Ms. Branka Vejin, Director of the National Library. Photo-shoot of the original manuscript was done at National Library of Serbia.

Presentation of the book was done at congress hall of the Memorial-library in Prigrevica. Panelist were Ms. Branka Vejin, Dr. Veljko Đurić Mišina, Luka Mrkobrada and Bojan Arbutina, both of them research associates of the Museum. Members of Museum’s delegation at this event were Dr. Nenad Antonijević and Stefan Radojković, as well.

Guests were introduced with the latest volume of Yearbook for research of genocide as well, which was published on 22nd of April – day of Jasenovac inmates’ breakthrough in 1945.

Due to the fact that during the preparation for printing some factual errors within the list were detected, Museum charged historian Luka Arbutina to provide comparative analysis of all known data on victims from villages from Lika, Banija and Kordun in order for them to be cross-referenced with data from the Prigrevica Memoria-book. Results of his research will be presented in Prigrevica as well, on 21st October.

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