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“Uzice Republic” in memoirist writings

Author(s): Petar Ristanović
Subject(s): Civil Society, Military history, Social history, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Institut za strategijska istraživanja
Keywords: The Second World War; uprising; revolution; Civil War; Uzice Republic; Partisan movement; Ravnogorski movement; negotiations;

Summary/Abstract: In the territory of Western Serbia in late summer and autumn 1941, the stage of the Civil War, whose consequences can be felt even today, was set. The first conflicts began already in the formation of partisan and chetnik detachments. Leaders of two anti-fascist movements were repeatedly trying to negotiate, but the differences between members of the movements, which had emerged in the decades before the war, were too big and the negotiations failed. Serbia found itself in the fight against the occupiers, internally divided. The divisions of the Civil War are so profound that they can be also felt in the literature dealing with these issues in the decades after the World War II. The need for a real picture of events orders return to the sources, so this paper was based on the memoirist literature of direct participants of the events. This literature so far has been used for getting concrete data on commonly asked questions: outbreak of the uprising, negotiations, beginning of the conflict between Chetniks and Partisans ... However, the data testify to the atmosphere which prevailed in those days in Serbia, and which this paper is trying to shed light upon, are neglected.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 108-135
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Serbian