Revolutionary memory

Reviewing the week of 1-7 July (#27) and previewing the week of 8-14 July (#28) of 2024.

Week #27/2024 in review

News Roundup

Big Votes, Big Fines, Big Anniversaries

“Holocaust vote throws wrench in Montenegro’s EU bid,” Politico, July 1, 2024

“A controversial vote in the Montenegrin parliament condemning crimes committed by Croatian fascists during World War II has cast a shadow over the country’s hopes of joining the EU.

““It’s damaging us, it’s definitely not helping us,” Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milojko Spajić told POLITICO in an interview in Brussels before his parliament voted on the nonbinding resolution Friday, which was swiftly condemned by Croatia.” 

“Euro 2024 teams hit with more than €1.2m in fines by UEFA,” New York Times, July 1, 2024

“Croatia were the nation to accumulate the highest fines (€220,875) with Balkan neighbours Albania (€171,375) and Serbia (€166,625) completing the top three.

“Both Albania and Serbia were also fined for “transmitting a message unfit for a sports event”, relating to flags on display relating to border territory of the nations.”

“82 Years since the Battle of Kozara were marked,” Sarajevo Times, July 7, 2024

“Officials of Republika Srpska and Serbia, delegations and representatives of SUBNOR and organizations stemming from the past war laid wreaths today at the Central Memorial in Mrakovica, on the occasion of commemorating the 82nd anniversary of the Battle of Kozara.”

In Other News

Čvoro, Uroš. “Shaping Revolutionary Memory: The Production of Monuments in Socialist Yugoslavia,” (Book Review) Art Margins, 6/3/2014

“As such, this book makes an excellent starting point for anyone interested in getting into the topic in more detail. Billed as an expansion of the course reading material for a postgraduate course at the University of Ljubljana, the anthology does have the feel of a course book. It is clearly structured, it has well-defined aims and it is pitched to a specific demographic. The individual chapters are for the most part strongly argued and engaging, which is unsurprising given that the authors are mostly well-known names in this area. Even though much of this material is available elsewhere it is good to see it all collected into a single volume.”

“Jovanka Broz, the First Lady of Yugoslavia, Left Behind a Valuable Fashion Legacy,” Sarajevo Times, July 5, 2024

“Jovanka Broz, the first lady of Yugoslavia, left behind a valuable fashion legacy, and her collection, consisting of over 3.000 garments, accessories, and illustrative materials such as designer sketches, correspondence, fashion magazines, and fabric samples, remains a testament to her style.

“In September 2021, the Serbian public had the chance to enjoy the exhibition “Jovanka Broz – In Color,” which featured original pieces from her unique collection, many of which had been hidden from the public eye for nearly seventy years.

“Along with this exhibition, part of Jovanka’s wardrobe was showcased on the national public service channel RTS in the show “Mira Adanja Polak – Exclusive.”

“Journalist Mira Adanja Polak had the opportunity to delve into 55 boxes that had not been opened for eight years and had spent four years in the Ethnographic Museum, listening to the stories behind them.”

Deaths
  • 1 July 2024 – Ismail Kadare, Albanian author
“Ismail Kadare, giant of Albanian literature, dies aged 88,” The Guardian, 1 July 2024

“His allegorical stories, informed by life under state communism, drew international praise but he insisted that he was not a political writer.”

“Ismail Kadare, Greatest Albanian Writer, Dies at 88,” Balkan Insight, July 1, 2024

“The author of dozens of books translated into dozens of languages was feted abroad, in France especially – but some at home were less forgiving of his role during the communist era.”

Week #28/2024 in Preview

Today in History

Events

  • 8 July 1987 – The 1987 Summer Universiade, also known as the XIV Summer Universiade, begins in Zagreb.
  • 10 July 1944 – Battle of Kozara begins.
  • 11 July
    • 1995 – The Srebrenica massacre begins.
    • International Day of Reflection and Commemoration of the 1995 Genocide in Srebrenica (2024)

Birthdays

  • 8 July
    • 1911 – Edo Mihevc, Slovenian architect
    • 1932 – Petar Lalović, Serbian/Yugoslav documentary film director
    • 1936 – Gabi Novak, Croatian/Yugoslav singer
    • 1940 – Liliana Budicin-Manestar, Croatian singer
    • 1955 – Vladislava Vladica Milosavljević, Serbian actress
    • 1960 – Ena Begović, Croatian actress
    • 1967 – Željko Tanasković, Serbian/Yugoslav volleyball player
  • 9 July
    • 1922 – Dragutin Dobričanin, Serbian/Yugoslav actor and writer
    • 1925 – Borislav Stanković, Serbian/Yugoslav basketball player, coach, and official
    • 1939 – Slobodan Stanišić, Serbian writer
    • 1941 – Helena Buljan, Caorain actress
    • 1942 – Željko Jandroković, Croatian/Yugoslav handballer
    • 1951 – Predrag Peca Milosavljević, Serbian musician (Galija)
    • 1962 – Nikola Čuturilo, Serbian musician (Riblja Čorba)
    • 1963 – Zvonimir Đukić Đule, Serbian musician (Van Gogh)
    • 1974 – Nikola Đuričko, Serbian actor
  • 10 July
    • 1856 – Nikola Tesla, Serbian/American inventor and engineer
    • 1920 – Vladan Nedić, Serbian historian
    • 1926 – Pavle Vuisić, Serbian/Yugoslav actor
    • 1965 – Mitar Mrkela, Serbian/Yugoslav footballer
  • 11 July
    • 1930 – Mojmir Sepe, Slovenian musician and composer
    • 1940 – Vinko Cuzzi, Croatian/Yugoslav footballer
    • 1964 – Goran Radaković, Serbian actor
  • 12 July
    • 1912- Petar Stambolić, Serbian/Yugoslav Partisan and politician; People’s Hero of Yugoslavia
    • 1933 – Olga Poznatov, Serbian/Yugoslav actress
    • 1938 – Jagoda Antunac, Croatian/Yugoslav actress
    • 1948 – Dušan Kovačević, Serbian screenwriter and director
  • 13 July
    • 1901 – Mate Ujević, Croatian encyclopedist and writer
    • 1940 – Mirko Marjanović, Bosnian/Croatian writer and critic
    • 1953 – Oliver Mandić, Serbian/Yugoslav singer and songwriter
    • 1962 – Zlata Petrović, Serbian singer
  • 14 July
    • 1912 – Mira Mihelič, Slovenian writer
    • 1943 – Kiril Dojčinovski, Macedonian/Yugoslav footballer
    • 1945 – Vladimir Svetiev, Macedonian actor

Deaths

  • 8 July
    • 1988 – Dušan Vukotić, Serbian/Yugoslav film director and animator
    • 2008 – Grozdan Knežević, Croatian architect
    • 2019 – Maja Perfiljeva, Croatian songwriter (Indexi) and writer
  • 9 July
    • 1941 – Božidar Adžija, Serbian lawyer, politician, and sociologist; People’s Hero of Yugoslavia
    • 1941 – Otokar Keršovani (journalist), Ognjen Prica, and others, communists
    • 1942 – Cvetan Dimov, Macedonian communist and Partisan; People’s Hero of Yugoslavia
    • 1993 – Antun Šoljan, Croatian writer
    • 2010 – Božidar Orešković, Croatian actor
  • 10 July 1986 – Dušan Antonijević, Serbian/Yugoslav actor
  • 11 July
    • 1970 – Većeslav Holjevac, Croatian/Yugoslav politician; mayor of Zagreb
    • 1982 – Meša Selimović, Serbian/Bosnian/Yugoslav writer
    • 1995 – Gojko Nikoliš, Serbian/Yugoslav physician, historian, Partisan, and diplomat; People’s Hero of Yugoslavia
    • 1996 – Ružica Meglaj Rimac, Croatian/Yugoslav basketballer
  • 12 July
    • 1943 – Ivan Goran Kovačić, Croatian poet
    • 2007 – Blaža Aleksova, Macedonian archeologist
  • 13 July
    • 1995 – Laslo Gal, Hungarian/Yugoslav poet and publicist
    • 2006 – Dragomir Felba, Serbian/Yugoslav actor
  • 14 July 1971 – Mak Dizdar, Bosnian/Yugoslav poet and writer
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