Just outside the town of Nis in southern Serbia lies Bubanj and there the germans killed between 10,000 – 15,000 people during Second World War. Most of those killed came from the Crveni Krst concentration camp in Nis.

Current status: Monument (2009).

Location: 43° 18'18 N, 21° 52'21 E

Get there: Bil.

My comment:

The monument was erected in 1963 and is characterized by typical communist grey monumental architecture. It consists of three sculptures depicting clenched fists that are supposed to symbolize the resistance against the Nazis. However, the entire area is characterized by decay and the small theater scene probably built to hold memorial ceremonies with political messages is more reminiscent of a dilapidated theater ruin from ancient Greece. The monuments are also subject to extensive graffiti.

Follow up in books: Pavlowitch, Steven: Hitler’s New Disorder: The Second World War in Yugoslavia (2008).