Šušnjar Memorial Complex
Location: Sanski Most, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Architect: Petar Krstić
Genre: Spomenik, Socialist memorial, former Yugoslavia
The aluminium-plated obelisk is a dual memorial. As well as commemorating the region’s victims at the hands of the Axis forces during the National Liberation War (World War II), the monument is also dedicated to those involved in the May 1941 Sanski Most revolt, in which many of the town’s Serb population were killed by Nazi Germany-backed Ustaše forces during the three days of hostilities (6th-8th May). The 15-metre abstract sculpture represents a flame-like form and symbolises life as well as suffering.
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