Serbia

Member country since: 2011

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day), 22 April (National Holocaust, WWII Genocide and other Fascist Crimes Victims' Remembrance Day), 16 Dec (National Roma WWII Genocide Victims' Remembrance Day), 10 May (Holocaust Victims in Belgrade)


Jovana Maric (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Nevena Bajalica (Anne Frank House) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Jovan Culibrk (Commission on Staro Sajmište Memorial Ground) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Milan Koljanin (Institute for Contemporary History) – Academic Working Group

Robert Sabados (President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Serbia)

Misko Stanisic (Terraforming) – Education Working Group

 

 


Since joining the IHRA, the Republic of Serbia has stepped up its efforts to connect the numerous institutions related to the Holocaust in order to promote Holocaust education, remembrance and research. There is a strong intention in the Republic of Serbia to renovate the Nazi concentration camps as memorial sites on the territory of former Yugoslavia. Personal stories and testimonies, rather than solely historical facts, numbers and archival documentation, have a much stronger impact on visitors to the memorial centers and in the education of young people.

The central remembrance site in the Republic of Serbia is Staro Sajmiste, the place of mass killing in World War II. This memorial center is intended to be a relevant centre from the point of view education, museology, science and research, as well as serving as a memorial complex. Lessons on the Holocaust have become part of Serbian school curricula.

The Republic of Serbia believes that an international Advisory Board could be an appropriate forum to continue IHRA activities in the process of memorializing Staro Sajmiste. This Board will be formed soon. Also, the drafting of the Law on the Staro Sajmiste site is close to a final version of the text.

 

Related News

From the Novi Sad Raid to the Liberation of Auschwitz

On 23 January, the international event "From the Novi Sad Raid to the Liberation of Auschwitz - How and Why we remember?", was held at the cultural centre of Novi Sad. The event was co-organized by...

More

Project for the preservation of Topovske Šupe is launched in Belgrade

The site Topovske Šupe was one of the first concentration camps for Jews and Roma in Europe, located close to the very centre of Belgrade. Today it is abandoned, unknown to the general public, with...

More

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Online Workshop Dedicated To Holocaust Remebrance

 Lecturers:      Serbian – Jewish Choral Society
 
                         PhD Milovan Pisarri, historian
 
                         Prof. Dragan Popadić, social psychologist
 
                      ...

More

The Voice of Woman in the Frozen Silence

The event serves as a contribution to the commemoration of the Novi Sad Raid, as well as of 27th January the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Just as last year, in cooperation with the...

More