Šušnjar Memorial Complex 

Location: Sanski Most, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Completed: 1970

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.

Susnjar Memorial Complex Sanski Most Bosnia and Herzegovina-9

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