The promotion of the book by Silvija Krejaković “Identities of the Victims Shot in Kraljevo in October 1941” will be held in the Gallery of the National Museum Kraljevo, on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. This is the third edition of this book published by the Genocide Victims’ Museum in Belgrade. Historians will talk about the book: Dejan Ristić, PhD, acting director of the Genocide Victims’ Museum, Darko Gučanin, director of the National Museum Kraljevo, Mirjana Savić, museum advisor of the National Museum Kraljevo, as well as the author Silvija Krejaković, museum advisor of the Belgrade City Museum, who worked at the National Museum Kraljevo for over two decades.
This valuable and unique scientific study was published as a contribution of the Genocide Victims’ Museum to mark the upcoming sad 80th anniversary of the Kraljevo massacre of civilians committed by German Nazi occupation authorities and the armed forces in mid-October 1941.
Silvija Krejaković’s scientific study contains so far, the most complete and thorough analysis of one of the greatest war crimes committed against innocent civilians in the territory of the Republic of Serbia during the entire duration of the Second World War. It is, at the same time, a true treasure trove of information and knowledge, but also an invitation to modern generations to remember the innocent victims of Kraljevo responsibly, objectively, and permanently.
The reviewer of this scientific study is academician Ljubodrag Dimić, Head of the Chair for Yugoslav History within the Department of History of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, who in the analysis of the scientific research of Mrs. Krejaković translated into this capital study especially emphasized: “Instead of political use and “bidding”, we have before us a research result that is characterized by precision in establishing facts, circumstances, context.”
This first-class valuable scientific work was published as the first in the newly established edition of the Genocide Victims’ Museum called Sine ira et studio (Latin – without anger and bias), within which the most important scientific works originally created in the Serbian language will be published.
The executive editor of the publishing activities of the Genocide Victims’ Museum is the historian Aleksandra Mišić. The author of the conceptual design of the cover of the book is our prominent graphic artist Nikola Radosavljević, PhD Arts.