Spomenik Monument Database

Spomenik Monument Database Book by Donald Niebyl

spomenik (the Serbo-Croatian/Slovenian word for ‘monument’) are a series of memorials built from the 1950s-1990s during Tito’s Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, whose primary intent was to honor its people’s resistance struggle during the People’s Liberation Struggle (1941-1945) (aka WWII) against Axis occupation and oppression. They commemorate not only the crimes which occurred during the region’s brutal occupation, but they additionally celebrate the ‘Revolution’ which defeated them, all lead by Tito’s Partisan Army of rebel fighters. However, these monuments were, and still are, more than just the sum of their parts.