Monument to the Revolution

Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monument to the Revolution is a World War II memorial sculpture by Dušan Džamonja, located at one of the highest peaks of Kozara mountain, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is dedicated to the fierce battle and 2,500 Yugoslav partisan fighters and 68,500 predominantly Serb civilians killed or deported to Ustaše concentration camps during the German-Ustaše-Hungarian Kozara Offensive from June to July 1942.

The initiative for the monument's construction began in 1969 and Dušan Džamonja won the first prize for his project. Construction of the monument was completed in 1972.

Džamonja himself described the monument as an interplay of light and darkness; this cylindrical-shaped monument is composed of twenty vertical segments, each being characterized by deep-set concrete pillars (positives) and hollows (negatives). While negatives symbolize death, positives represent victory and life. Horizontally-positioned concrete blocks symbolize enemy forces who are trying to destroy life and victory but are unsuccessful.

Other parts of the memorial complex include a museum and the memorial wall with the names of 9,921 Yugoslav partisans killed in battles on Kozara during World War II in Yugoslavia.

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Founded: 1969
Category: Statues in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Mladen Markovic (9 months ago)
Worthy of my visit. Good food and relaxing walk in the nature. Definitely coming back again
Paul Heller (10 months ago)
One of the most memorable spomeniks I've seen. Located about 25 minutes from Prijedor, in the Kozara national park, it stands at around 30 meters in the middle of the forest. It's stunning. Entry to the park is 2 BAM, paid on the road entry to the park. At the top is free parking. Then it's a little walk up some stairs to see the momument. It's huge. Also there is a small museum but it was closed when I visited. Not sure when it's open. Couple of souvenir shops on site. Bathrooms also. Many places to sit and relax. Definitely worth a visit.
Vanja Cingel (2 years ago)
This atrocity of German and Croatian Nazis against Serbs should never be forgotten.
Adrián Juráš (2 years ago)
Be careful when going there and check your path. We were told by Google to go through some off the beaten path and we got stuck in some deep mud. Had to ask for help the local farmers which were really nice.
Grof (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful WWII memorials in BiH and to this day one of the best kept up after all these years. Absolutely the pride of mine from my home town region, I was last there in 2011 that is when the pictures were taken but I am told by friends at home that it has only gotten better since then. If you are in the Prijedor area you have to take the 1-2 hours and first go visit the Kozara mountains and with it Mrakovica which is the official name for the complex and the peak it is located on.
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