Sanski most

Monument at Sanski Most is a memorial to the victims of the Axis occupation that terrorized the Sanski Most area during WWII and also a memorial to the victims of the “Rebellion of the Sana Peasants” in which the local population revolted against the oppression of Ustaše.

Revolt in May of 1941 by Sana peasants was the first all-out hostility against occupying forces in Bosnia. The community uprising began when Ustaše instigators disturbed Serb civilians during their celebration of Saint George’s Day – Đurđevdan.

Monument was built by Sarajevo architect Petar Krstić, whose composition completed in 1970, consisted of a stainless steel flame-like obelisk, with approaching pathways lined with stone tiles commemorating the victims killed and executed in the uprising.

Current members of the Muslim community in Sanski Most found this monument addition controversial, especially as memorial plaque bearing the names of Partisan Muslim veterans had been earlier removed from the site. All together, about 20-30 of the stone tiles were removed that commemorated Partisan soldiers killed and executed in the rebellion, leaving only tiles that signified Jewish and Serbian civilians.

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