Goli otok

Exhibition Commemorates Suffering of Yugoslav ‘Barren Island’ Prisoners

An exhibition of new images from Goli Otok go on display at the Cultural Centre of Belgrade on Thursday evening gives a contemporary view of the former prison camp, which photographer Milomir Kovacevic described as "the biggest 'stain' on Yugoslavia, communism, the [Communist] Party and [Josip Broz] Tito".

How Holocaust Memory was Hijacked in Post-Communist States

The buildings are crumbling, some have turned into small businesses - there is a car mechanic shop, a bodega, a storage facility of some kind, an abandoned, overgrown and depressing-looking children's playground, and an office of the ruling political party. The shiny new Usce shopping centre glitters through the treetops.

Inmates of Yugoslav Political Prison on Croatian Island Commemorated

Two Croatian NGOs, the Ante Zemljar association and Documenta - Centre for Dealing with the Past, held a commemorative event on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners on Goli Otok (Naked Island) in the Adriatic Sea off Croatia's northern coast.

Croats Joke About Re-Opening Camp for Thieving Politicians

Over 1,300 people have signed a not-quite-serious online petition to re-open the infamous Yugoslav Communist-era prison camp on Goli Otok [Bare Island] - but not to punish political dissidents.

They say the camp inmates should be criminals of a different type - people who have robbed the country of its wealth and impoverished society.

Russia decorates 14 Serbian WWII veterans

BELGRADE - By a decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, 14 Serbian World War II veterans have been decorated on occasion of Defender of the Fatherland Day, a national holiday in the Russian Federation.

Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin presented the decorations late Thursday at a ceremonial reception he hosted to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day.

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