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The monument to the National People's Struggle in Ilirska Bistrica, subtly sited in the landscape, is a superior work of sculpture and architecture. With its visual and symbolic abstraction, it gives meaning to the historical and spatial significance. It is dedicated to the fighters killed in..

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Memorial Park Garavice

Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Bogdan Bogdanović

Memorial park for the victims of fascist terror Garavice is dedicated to civilian victims of People's Liberation War from Bihać and its vicinity. It is laid out on two burial sites of the mass execution, with between 7,000 and 12,000 victims executed in 1941 having found their final resting place..

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Monument Vogošća

Vogošća, Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Zlatko Ugljen

The monument on hill Đindina is dedicated to the fighters in the People's Liberation Struggle from the vicinity of Vogošća. The initiative for the construction was put forward in the 1960s. The opening ceremony for the memorial complex was held on 21st July 1969. The monument and the ossuary..

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The memorial complex is dedicated to the Partisan fighters of Workers' Battalion of Užice who were killed on 29th November 1941 in the battles at Kadinjača. At the beginning of World War 2, the Republic of Užice was the first liberated territory in Europe and served as a haven for the Supreme..

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Castle Katzenstein in Begunje was used as a Gestapo prison during the time of Nazi occupation with members of the resistance being held and tortured there. Today, part of the castle houses a Museum of the Victims while in the park by the castle and in nearby Draga, two burial sites for 667..

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After Vukovar's liberation in April of 1945, some of the mass graves at Dudik were exhumed during war-crimes investigations and the remains of roughly 400 bodies were found. These remains were respectfully re-interred at a new memorial crypt built at Victims of Fascism Square in Vukovar. In 1978,..

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Šumarice Memorial Park

Kragujevac, Serbia
by Smiljan Klaić, ...

October memorial park in Kragujevac was designed in 1953 in memory of several thousand innocent inhabitants of Kragujevac, who were executed in a single day, 21st October 1941, by the Nazi occupying forces during World War 2. Among the victims, there were also three hundred pupils and their..

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In Podgora, a small Adriatic village south of Makarska, the first detachment of Yugoslav navy was established in September 1942. Its role in the liberation war (1941-1945) was commemorated twenty years later by a monument, which was unveiled by Yugoslav president Tito. The monument was designed..

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Petrova Gora Monument

Petrova Gora, Croatia
by Berislav Šerbetić

Monument to the members of the uprising in Kordun and Banija, also known as the Petrova gora monument, is erected on Veliki Petrovac, the highest peak of Petrova gora in the mountainous region of central Croatia. Preserving the memory of the civilian victims and fighters killed in action against..

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Slabinja Monument

Slabinja, Croatia
by Stanislav Mišić

The central sculptural element of the monument is a 15 meters tall spire clad in stainless steel, with a large red painted concrete triangle intersecting the spire at a sharp angle. Arranged around the monument are five engraved stone markers telling the detailed story of Slabinja from 1941 to..

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Memorial park Bubanj has great historical and artistic value for the city of Niš and the Republic of Serbia. It was erected in memory of numerous Serbian, Jewish, and Romani victims executed between February 1942 and September 1944 by members of Nazi occupying forces in the Bubanj area, where..

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Monument on Cvibelj Hill

Žužemberk, Slovenia
by Marjan Tepina

Notable Slovenian designer Marjan Tepina was granted the commission to create the complex. The primary element of the complex is a 15m tall aluminum tri-point obelisk standing on top of a 10m tall pedestal. In a crypt underneath the site is interred the remains of hundreds of the Slovene..

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The Memorial Ossuary was built to commemorate the Partisan soldiers who fought for the freedom of Veles and Macedonia during the National Liberation War from 1941 to 1945 against the fascist German and Bulgarian forces. Design selected for the monument complex upon the competition's conclusion..

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Memorial complex Korčanica is dedicated to the largest Partisan hospital, which was active in the liberated territory of the slopes of Grmeč between 1942 and 1943. Composed of the central monument and several smaller memorials, it was designed by Serbian sculptor Ljubomir Denković. The initiative..

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Monument of 26 Frozen Partisans

Matič poljana, Croatia
by Zdenko Sila

The monument of 26 Frozen Partisans is situated on the Matić poljana in Gorski kotar, Croatia. It was constructed in honor of 26 fighters of the Second Brigade of National Liberation Struggle, which has, due to extremely low temperatures, frozen during the march on the 19th of February 1944. The..

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Zdenko Sila

Rijeka, Croatia
born 1915, Prague

Zdenko Sila (Prague, February 2, 1915 - Rijeka, January 25, 1997) was a Croatian architect and urbanist. He was born in Prague to a Slovenian father and Czech mother. During the I. WW they moved to Maribor where Zdenko finished high school. He studied architecture at Jože Plečnik at the Faculty..

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The first attempts at designing a memorial on the site of Partisan hospital no. 7 on Javornica near Drežnica in the Gorski Kotar area were made in the 1950s. The site featured a stone ossuary decorated with a relief by Croatian sculptor Kosta Angeli Radovani and containing the remains of 300..

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In the newly annexed territory of Slovenia, north of the river Sava, the Nazis were strenuously building an infrastructure network, which included the road tunnel through the Karawanks. For this purpose, they organised two labour concentration camps on either side of the mountain in 1943 using..

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Visiting the memorial site is a first-rate spatial experience: a gradual sinking in the magical Pohorje forests includes the ritual of passage and pilgrimage. The walk through the soft topography of the beech and spruce forest calms us and prepares us for the encounter. On our way, we cross a few..

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Milan Popović

Podgorica, Montenegro
born 1934, Podgorica

Milan Popović graduated in Belgrade in 1959 and spent most of his working years as one of the architects at Republic Planning Institute (RZUP) in Podgorica, Montenegro. He created architecture of lasting value, which at the time was recognized by multiple prestigious “Borba” architectural awards...

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