RS Archives to put up Great War exhibition in Belgrade

BELGRADE - "Young Bosnia and the Sarajevo Assassination" (Mlada Bosna i Sarajevski atentat), an exhibition prepared by the Republika Srpska (RS) Archives based in Banja Luka to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War I, will be opened at the Archives of Yugoslavia in Belgrade on September 15.

The exhibition will be opened by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and BiH presidency member Nebojsa Radmanovic, the Archives of Yugoslavia has said in a release.

The assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by the Young Bosnia movement in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, was the pretext for Austria-Hungary to invade the Kingdom of Serbia and and an event that has been attracting the interest of historians and publicists over the one hundred years since, as it marked the opening of a new epoch in the history of mankind.

The exhibition is one in a series of exhibitions displaying archival documents and it has already been presented at the Gallery of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republika Srpska and also in the city of Mostar and the towns of Gacko and Andricgrad, all in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).

Preparing the exhibition and relevant catalogue in Serbian and English was Republika Srpska Archives Archive Adviser and Assistant Manager Bojan Stojnic.

The exhibition is divided into five thematic sections: Young Bosnia, Conspirators and Perpetrators of the Sarajevo assassination, Sarajevo Assassination, July Crisis of 1914 and Suffering of the Serbs in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The patron of the exhibition is the President of Republika Srpska, the Serb entity in BiH, Milorad Dodik, who also has the role of chairman of the Organizing Committee for marking 100 years since the outbreak of World...

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