War Hospital „Petrova Gora“ 1991/1993 Cover Image

Ratna bolnica „Petrova gora“ 1991/1993. godine
War Hospital „Petrova Gora“ 1991/1993

Author(s): Jakša Raguž
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd

Summary/Abstract: Within the preparations for the break-out of the war in August 1991 there was installed improvised field hospital „Petrova Gora“ in Kordun. The primary purpose of the hospital was to treat war wounds. Since the towns of Karlovac and Ogulin, both with hospitals, were not controlled by Serbs, this hospital became the central medical institution for 60.000 persons – members of military formations of RS Krajina and Serbian population in occupied Kordun. The significance of the hospital is exemplified by the fact that in the first year of its existence 9.334 wounded and ill persons were medically treated in it and in field ambulances additional 11.000 persons. The choice of the location on Petrova gora where in World War II operated Central Partisan War Hospital the initiators of the war wanted to turn this hospital into a symbol of historical and spiritual continuity of resistance of the Kordun Serbs to Croatian authorities, thus equalizing Ustashe government with the democratically elected government. The hospital in 1993 changed the status and became civilian general hospital named „Saint George“ and until the end of the war met majority of medical needs of the population of Kordun and Autonomous province of West Bosnia.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 133-156
  • Page Count: 24