Provincial Committee for Serbia

The Provincial Committee for Serbia (Serbian: Покрајински комитет за Србију/Pokrajinski komitet za Srbiju) or Provincial Committee of Serbia (Покрајински комитет Србије/Pokrajinski komitet Srbije), abbreviated PKS/ПКС,[1] was the branch of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) active in Serbia during the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and German-occupied Serbia during World War II. It was transformed into the Communist Party of Serbia in May 1945.

HistoryEdit

Kingdom of YugoslaviaEdit

World War IIEdit

On 4 July 1941, the PKS established the Main Staff of the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Serbia.

In 1941, the PKS greatly aided the communists in western Serbia.[2] Communist Party members were sent to areas in need of political activity.[2] The Central Committee for Liberated Territory was established in the short-lived Republic of Užice in western German-occupied Serbia. The reformed Provincial Committee for Serbia, set up in November 1942, established 12 new county- and district committees.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Glišić & Borković 1975, p. 15.
  2. ^ a b Dojčilo Mitrović (1975). Zapadna Srbija 1941. Nolit. p. 20.
  3. ^ Savez komunističke omladine Jugoslavije. Kongres (1949). IV Congress of the Union of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia. Central Committee of the People's Youth of Yugoslavia.

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