“To the youth forces, to the working brigades...” Cover Image

“Omladinskim snagama, radnijem brigadama...”
“To the youth forces, to the working brigades...”

Author(s): Omer Hamzić
Subject(s): History, Economic history, Social history, Labor relations, Developing nations, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Izdavačka kuća »Monos« d.o.o
Keywords: youth railroad “Brcko–Banovici”; local labor action “Gracanica 77”; youth work; labor action volunteers;

Summary/Abstract: In the first part of this paper, the author tried to prove that the cult of work among the young people, without which there is no their personal, nor the communal progress, can be revived and nurtured on the examples of the voluntary youth work. In this paper, the opinion dominates that the work and employment are the best means of proper education and preparation of a young men for life, which is the main positive achievement of the voluntary youth work in the Socialist Yugoslavia. This dimension of youth work actions should be positively valorized, although they were the factor of establishment and stabilization of a regime which can be to the great extent criticised and objected to. As a former youth officer and organizer, in the second part of the paper, the author puts forward his own memory and experience from the local labor action “Gracanica 77”, which had a number of specific features (not being of the local type) and achieved the significant results. It was the last labor action of such proportions in Gracanica, which was quickly forgotten. By this paper, the author made an effort to “return” it from oblivion.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 42
  • Page Range: 5-15
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bosnian