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„Dante ništa nije znao”, Informbiro i bivše partizanke
"Dante Knew Nothing" Inform Bureau And Former Female Partisans

Author(s): Ivana Pantelić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: Female; Partisans; Inform Bureau Resolution; special camp; Ramski rit; St. Grgur island

Summary/Abstract: Efforts of the Soviet Union and states of the Inform Bureau to bring the leadership of KPJ (CPY) and FNRJ (FPRY) into line, influenced the break-up between socialist Yugoslavia and the whole eastern block in the middle of 1948. The conflict with Inform Bureau was one of turning points in women’s emanci- pation policy, especially in the case of female partisans. After the Inform Bureau resolution was announced, members of CPY organizations had to declare them- selves. Soon all those who supported the IB Letter were recognized as enemies of the Yugoslav party and state. All these party memebers, and later all citizens ac- cused of loyalty to the Soviet Union or Stalin were brutally persecuted. Women, and especially former partisans, were also persecuted during this massive conflict within the party but also within the society. It is estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 women were imprisoned in this period. Special camps for women impriso- ned because of their loyalty to Inform Bureau were organised in Ramski rit (in eastern Vojvodina), Zabela, Stolac (in Herzegovina), Lonjsko Polje (Croatia), while the island of St. Grgur was the primary place for imprisonment of women. The conflict with Inform Bureau brought a kind of an unusual emancipation, be- cause it was the first time that women in masses, especially those who were poli- tically active, were imprisoned and then ostracized from society in time of peace.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 97-106
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian