Prosvjeta

Serbian Cultural Society "Prosvjeta" (abbreviated: SKD "Prosvjeta" or СКД "Просвјета") is the central independent cultural, educational and scientific institution of the Serbs in Croatia. Its primary aim is preservation and development of national identity.

Serbian Cultural Society Prosvjeta
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Prosvjeta headquarters in Zagreb
Formation1944
Typenon-governmental organization
HeadquartersZagreb
Membership
2,200
Official language
Serbian
President
Čedomir Višnjić
Budget
1,800,000 €
Websiteskd-prosvjeta.hr

Prosvjeta is guided by principles of multiculturalism and interculturalism, as well as cultural awareness among citizens. In accordance with its understanding of national identity of Serbs in Croatia, Prosvjeta approaches its cultural activities while keeping in mind that Serb culture is a part of Croatian culture and a part of the Serbian people's culture as a whole.

HistoryEdit

EstablishmentEdit

Prosvjeta was established on 18. November 1944 in the period of World War II in the town of Glina.[1] First president of Prosvjeta was professor Dane Medaković from Zagreb.[1] It was established as one among few Serb institutions, first of which was Serb MP's club of State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Croatia.[1] As it became expected that Allies of World War II will win in the war and Yugoslav Partisans together with them, Communist Party of Yugoslavia wanted to satisfy Prečani Serbs population in future Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[1] Prečani Serbs firstly constituted majority, and towards the end of war huge part of Partisan forces, while in 1945 they constituted 45% of membership of Communist Party of Croatia.[1] Primary task of organization in initial phase was to fight illiteracy in rural areas.[1] Other ambitious plans included intention for establishment of Museum of Serbs of Croatia, library, student dormitory, and development cooperation with Croatian Writers' Association, Croatian Painters' Association, Music Association and Association for Cultural Cooperation with Soviet Union.[1]

In 1971, after Croatian Spring, organization work was suspended together with work of Matica hrvatska.[2] Initiative for reactivation of Prosvjeta work came in 1990, and it was implemented in 1993.[2]

Central Library of Serbs of CroatiaEdit

Central Library of Serbs of Croatia
Središnja knjižnica Srba u Hrvatskoj
Централна библиотека Срба у Хрватској
 
Established26 January 1996 (26 January 1996)[3]
LocationZagreb, Croatia
Collection
Items collectedSerbian literature, Cyrillic alphabet literature, Croatian literature, Western literature, 20th-century Marxist philosophy
Size23,000 books and publications [4]
Access and use
Access requirementsOpen to general public
(for use of material outside the library membership required)
Other information
DirectorVelimir Sekulić
Staff2
WebsiteЦентрална библиотека Срба у Хрватској

In 1996 the Central Library of Serbs of Croatia was established. This library operates as a central national library of Serbs of Croatia (one of 10 central ethnic community libraries in Croatia) financed by Ministry of Culture .[5] Its task is to obtain, process and disseminate Serbian library materials and to inform the public.[6]

Library historyEdit

Prosvjeta began its first library activities during World War II in Yugoslavia within Yugoslav Partisans. On January 4, 1948 Prosvjeta established its first central library in Zagreb as a capital of People's Republic of Croatia. At that time the library possessed 40,000 books and publications. In 1953 a decision was made to close the library. Its stock was deposited in Museum of Serbs of Croatia, National and University Library in Zagreb and Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts.[4]

During the period of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until the beginning of the Breakup of Yugoslavia there were no initiatives for special libraries for Serbs of Croatia since general libraries had an adequate number of titles from Serbian literature.[7] In the years before, during and after the Croatian War of Independence inter-ethnic relations in Croatia were significantly disrupted. This, among other things, resulted in the mass removal and destruction of literature that conflicting sides considered inappropriate or subversive.

In 1995 Prosvjeta as its main annual priority declared the establishment of the library,[3] which was opened the day before Saint Sava day, on 26. January 1996.[3] In its initial stock the library had 6,200 books, most of those from city libraries.[3] The initial idea of the Government Office for Minorities was to place the central library for Serbs of Croatia in the village of Gomirje where Gomirje Monastery was placed but since Prosvjeta took the initiative the library was finally placed in Zagreb.[3] In the following years the library took about 15,000 Serbian literature titles from city libraries in Zagreb and Zagreb County.[3] In this way, titles from that area were protected from recycling. Some of the titles were also sent to local committees and institutions like Gymnasium Vukovar.[3]

ActivitiesEdit

Drama Studio "EHO"Edit

Drama Studio "EHO" was founded in 2002 and today operates under the supervision of actress Svetlana Patafta.[8][9]

Ensemble of Folk Dances VukovarEdit

Rijeka Subcommittee GalleryEdit

Prosvjeta Publishing HouseEdit

Prosvjeta Publishing House has two bookstores in Zagreb, one of them at Petar Preradović Square.[10]

ProsvjetaEdit

Bijela PčelaEdit

ArtefaktiEdit

Register of Serb cultural heritage in CroatiaEdit

Summer SchoolsEdit

SubcommitteesEdit

Prosvjeta has sub-committees in the following settlements in Croatia

Subcommittees in Slavonia not named on first map.
 
Prosvjeta in Borovo
County Local Subcommittees
Bjelovar-Bilogora
 
Brod-Posavina
 
Istria
 
Karlovac
 
Lika-Senj
 
Osijek-Baranja
 
Požega-Slavonia
 
Primorje-Gorski Kotar
 
Šibenik-Knin
 
Sisak-Moslavina
 
Split-Dalmatia
 
Virovitica-Podravina
 
Vukovar-Syrmia
 
Zagreb
 

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b c d e f g Формирање српске библиотеке у Загребу, Novosti, issue 298, 2 May 2005, Zagreb
  4. ^ a b Prosvjeta. "O biblioteci=". Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture. "KULTURNE DJELATNOSTI > Knjižnična djelatnost > Središnje knjižnice nacionalnih manjina". Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  6. ^ Prosvjeta. "Biblioteka". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  7. ^ Knjigocid-uništavanje knjiga u Hrvatskoj 1990-ih, Ante Lešaja, Profil and Serb National Council, Zagreb, 2012, pages 322, ISBN 978-953-313-086-6
  8. ^ Prosvjeta. "Dramski studio EHO". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  9. ^ Prosvjeta. "Svetlana Patafta". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  10. ^ Prosvjeta. "Izdavačko poduzeće". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
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  12. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" MOSLAVINA GAREŠNICA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  13. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" OKUČANI-RAJIĆ". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  14. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD \"PROSVJETA\" BUJŠTINA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  15. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" DONJE DUBRAVE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  16. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KARLOVAC". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  17. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KRNJAK". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  18. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" OGULIN". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  19. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VOJNIĆ". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  20. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KORENICA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  21. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" UDBINA". Archived from the original on 22 April 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  22. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VRHOVINE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  23. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BELI MANASTIR". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  24. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BIJELO BRDO". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  25. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" DALJ". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
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  28. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KNEŽEVI VINOGRADI". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  29. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" OSIJEK". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  30. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" ZAPADNA SLAVONIJA". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  31. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" GOMIRJE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  32. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" SRPSKE MORAVICE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  33. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" RIJEKA". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  34. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VRBOVSKO". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  35. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BISKUPIJA". Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  36. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KISTANJE". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  37. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KNIN". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  38. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" DVOR". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  39. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" GLINA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  40. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" MALI GRADAC". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  41. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" PETRINJA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  42. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" SISAK". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  43. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VRGINMOST". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  44. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" SPLIT". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  45. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VIROVITICA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  46. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BOBOTA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  47. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BOROVO". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  48. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BRŠADIN". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  49. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" MARKUŠICA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  50. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" MIRKOVCI". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  51. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" NEGOSLAVCI". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  52. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" OSTROVO". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  53. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" PAČETIN". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  54. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" TRPINJA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  55. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VERA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  56. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VUKOVAR". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  57. ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" ZAGREB". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2013.