Dudik Memorial Park

Dudik Memorial Park (Croatian: Spomen-park Dudik, Serbian: Спомен-парк Дудик) is a war memorial park located in Vukovar in eastern Croatia. The site is dedicated to 455 individuals who were executed by the authorities of the Independent State of Croatia during the World War II in Yugoslavia.[1]

Dudik Memorial Park
Spomen-park Dudik
Спомен-парк Дудик
Dudik kupole.jpg
The Monument in 2014
Dudik Memorial Park is located in Croatia
Dudik Memorial Park
Shown within Croatia
Coordinates45°20′01″N 19°00′45″E / 45.33361°N 19.01250°E / 45.33361; 19.01250Coordinates: 45°20′01″N 19°00′45″E / 45.33361°N 19.01250°E / 45.33361; 19.01250
LocationVukovar, Croatia
DesignerBogdan Bogdanović
TypeWar memorial park

HistoryEdit

In 1945 mortal remains of 384 victims were exhumed and placed in the common ossuary dedicated to the victims of Dudik, fallen soldiers of the 5th Vojvodina Brigade of the 36th Vojvodina Division and the Red Army soldiers who fought within the Vukovar area.[1] Most of the victims at the Dudik were Yugoslav Partisan and ethnic Serbs from modern day Croatia and from Inđija, Stara Pazova, Ruma, Šid, Sremska Mitrovica and Irig in Serbia who were target of persecution of Serbs in the Independent State of Croatia.[1]

In 1973 Park was classified as a monument of cultural importance.[1] Monument at the Dudik Memorial, built from 1978 to 1980, is designed by Bogdan Bogdanović.

Dudik Memorial Park was devastated during the Croatian War of Independence, and in the post war years was a mined area.[1] Prior to its reconstruction Vukovar town authorities used it as football field causing criticism among antifascist and Serb minority organizations.[1] Monuments and park reconstruction began in 2015[2] and was completed in 2016.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Zečević, Dragana (September 2009). "Skrnavljenje spomenika u režiji HDZ-a: o inicijativi za obnovu spomen kompleksa Dudik". Identitet (in Serbian). Zagreb: Serb Democratic Forum (138).
  2. ^ "Vukovar : DUDIK – STRATIŠTE I PONOS". Savez antifašističkih boraca i antifašista Republike Hrvatske. Archived from the original on 16 August 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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