The promotion of the book by Srđan Cvetković “How Tito Was Made” was held in the Gallery of the National Museum Kraljevo, on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, starting at 7 p.m. At the beginning of the promotion, as an introduction, the video clip “Five Elements of the Cult of Josip Broz Tito” produced by the Association “In the Name of the People for a Free Serbia” was shown. After that, Darko Gučanin, director of the National Museum Kraljevo, greeted the audience and announced the author and guests of the promotion. The program was also moderated by Ena Mirković, PhD, research associate of the Institute for Serbian Culture Priština – Leposavić.

Srđan Cvetković, PhD, scientific advisor of the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade, addressing the audience at the promotion of his book “How Tito Was Made” in the Gallery of the National Museum Kraljevo.

The author, Srđan Cvetković, PhD, scientific advisor of the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade, along with the presentation, presented the main theses presented in the book “How Tito Was Created”. The emphasis is on five important elements with which the cult was systematically built, such as: school education, pop culture – music, film blockbusters, film news and informational programs and state celebrations in the service of the cult. Cvetković also pointed out that the first monument to communist victims was erected in Lisici potok, near the palace complex in Dedinje. As part of the presentation of the book, Nemanja Trifunović, curator of the National Museum Kraljevo, read the poem “Poem about the Tsar’s Head” by the poet Gojko Đogo. It is about one of the songs for which the poet was arrested and sentenced to prison, according to the Law on the Protection of the Image and Work of Josip Broz Tito.

Kosta Nikolić, PhD, scientific advisor of the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade, addressing the audience at the promotion of the book by Srđan Cvetković “How Tito Was Made” in the Gallery of the National Museum Kraljevo.

Kosta Nikolić, PhD, scientific advisor of the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade, spoke about the book itself, its importance and scope, who pointed out as an important fact that Tito was voluntarily accepted by the people. He also spoke about the process of admitting Tito to the academies of sciences in Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana, where the members of SAN took the lead in expressing excessive emotions due to this event. He also pointed out that of the republics in the SFRY, the cult of the leader was strongest in Montenegro, then in Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Macedonia and Serbia, and least pronounced in Croatia and Slovenia. After the promotion, a lively discussion developed with the audience, which had numerous questions and comments.

Report from the promotion of the book by Srđan Cvetković “How Tito Was Made” in the National Museum Kraljevo.

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