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Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar

the right to the Beauty of dreams

BIOGRAPHIES OF FALLEN FIGHTERS AND ANTIFASCISTS OF MOSTAR

718 biographies of fallen fighters, activists, and sympathizers from the Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar, based on the memories of comrades and contemporaries. Discover how they lived and how they perished.

Call to readers: We are in search of photographs and stories about fallen fighters. Write to us.

Women of Mostar
in concentration camps

Fallen high school students from Mostar

13 national heroes from Mostar

Commemorative stones

Photos of commemorative plaques taken shortly after their installation in 2018 (and four years before they were smashed to pieces in a violent attack).

Photos: S. Demirović.

 
Partizanski spomenik pjesma
Partisan Memorial Cemetery
Partisan Memorial Cemetery

ABOUT THE MEMORIAL, IN SHORT

Partizansko groblje

Known among the locals as “Partizansko” – or affectionately  “Partiza” – the Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar is a place where art and history converge.

 

“This is a masterpiece, and I want to see it!”

– Jean-Paul Sartre

EUROPA NOSTRA: Thanks to the efforts of IDEAA Mostar, the Partisan Memorial Cemetery was included in April 2023 on the list of 7 Most Endangered Sites in Europe.

Photo walks

A picture is worth a thousand words: Partisan Memorial Cemetery throughout history, with a brief overview of its appearance before and after the deliberate violent attacks and neglect it has been enduring since the beginning of the Bosnian war.

Partizansko Groblje Mostar prije i poslijePartizansko Groblje Mostar prije i poslije

Bogdan

Then came Bogdan… a brief homage to a legendary architect and visionary who dedicated one of his greatest and most important works to Mostar.

Read two touching letters from Bogdan, the “before” and “after” letters from 1975 and 1997, respectively.

Bogdan Bogdanović
Bogdan Bogdanović

“And I believed that fallen antifascist fighters from Mostar, practically still boys and girls, have, at least symbolically, the right to a beauty of dreams.”

– Bogdan Bogdanović,

architect of the Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar

Stonemasons

The invisible hands of diligent stonemasons who built the Partisan Memorial Cemetery – or – when the call comes – are tasked with its repairs. Here we tell a little bit about these important people – both the old and new masters.

Mostar klesari Partizansko groblje

When they attack the dead

Pictures and videos of the devastation from the summer of 2022.

 

photo M. Hurić

video A. Bokov

video IDEAA

Partisan Memorial Cemetery

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