Monument to the Fallen Soldiers of the Kosmaj Partisan Detachment

Location: Kosmaj Mountain, Serbia

Completed: 1971

Architects: Gradimir Medaković (architect) and Vojin Stojić (sculptor)

Genre: Spomenik, Socialist monument, former Yugoslavia

The monument is dedicated to Kosmaj partisans and fighters from the Posavina (Sava River) region who died during the National Liberation War (World War II). The monument was inaugurated on 2nd July 1971 to mark the 30th anniversary of the unit’s formation. The words on the plaque translate as follows;

“On July 2, 1941, the Kosmaj-Posavina Partisan detachment was formed at this place. At the end of July, two new Kosmajski and Posavski were formed from this detachment. During all four years of the war, the libertarian rifle did not stop firing here at the gates of Belgrade. 5,820 fighters and partisan associates fell for freedom, including 3,411 young men and women. Sixteen fighters were declared national heroes.”

Monument to the Fallen Soldiers of the Kosmaj Partisan Detachment on Kosmaj Mountain, Serbia | Spomenik | Socialist memorial | former Yugoslavia

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