Bubanj Memorial Park

Bubanj Memorial Park, Nis

Bubanj Memorial Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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IgorMarkovic
Smederevo, Serbia1,411 contributions
Heartbreaking monument
Sep 2021
This heartbreaking monument is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Nazi persecutions perpetrated during the Second World War. It is regarded that more than 30.000 people of various ethnic, religious and political background have been killed and buried at this place. If you're in Niš and you'd like to go outside of its urban core, and you'd like to get to know the history of this city, then this would be the right place worth a visit!
Written September 4, 2021
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WITY TRAVELS
161 contributions
Huge Monument
Mar 2021
A 10 minute drive southwest of the concentration camp is Bubanj. The resistance of the prisoners at the concentration camp led to the Germans beginning executions at Bubanj. Women and children were taken to Belgrade and killed in gas chambers. Jewish men and boys over 14 were shot here. Truck loads of prisoners would be taken at a time. This location was fenced in with barbed wire and surrounded by German guards. The prisoners would dig their own graves and then be shot from 10 meters away.

This monument serves as a reminder of the Serbian people's courage and defiance toward their enemies. Here, during the mass executions, an unknown prisoner raised his fist in the air in front of the shooters. This incident inspired the monuments that are here today.

The verses of Nis poet Ian Vuckovic are carved on the side of the frieze monument in Bubanj: "We were shot but never killed, and never subdued. We crushed the darkness and paved a way for the sun."
Written March 31, 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Impressive memorial to remember killed people in 2nd WW
Nov 2019 • Friends
Bubanj Memorial Park is a place located in the surroundings of Nis, the most important Southern Serbia city, where infamous mass murder execution took place in the 2nd World War. In fact, this place is totally related to the Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, which is located in Nis. Really, if you are an history-lover, these two places are very interesting to know the 2nd World War in Serbia.
The Bubanj Memorial is located in Bubanj Mountain, and the center of the memorial are 3 big cuffs,that represent a mother, a father and a kind or the resistance and the fight against the occupation. Really emotive! A place to remember the past, a place to not forget!
Written April 17, 2020
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Nikoll M
Bratislava, Slovakia98 contributions
Memorial for the victims.
Jan 2020 • Couples
this is in memory of a terrible times of Res Cross concentration camp. The story is too sad and before i went to Nis I never heard of it.
Written January 13, 2020
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MB201065
Worcestershire, UK271 contributions
Impressive
Oct 2019
These structures are representative of the prisoners from the concentration camp. Very symbolic of them having been taken to the woods and killed. The structures appear as fists in defiance.
Written October 6, 2019
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norma4up
Belfast, UK195 contributions
Lest we forget!
Aug 2019
Unfortunately I have never heard or read anything about this World War 2 massacre of over 10,000 City residents by the Germans. The park is peaceful and leafy and in its midst there are 3 enormous fists raised to the sky. A reminder that war is devastating.
Written August 18, 2019
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Fred m
Perth, Australia161 contributions
Worth a look
Jul 2019 • Couples
Even though there are hardly any people this place is cool. The style is one of a kind. It'll take a brisk 30min walk to get there.
Written August 5, 2019
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Katerina N
10 contributions
Peaceful memorial park
Jun 2019 • Solo
A nice break from the hectic city and a complementary must see if you have been to the concentration camp. Accessible on public buses
Written July 9, 2019
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Rob
Dublin, Ireland2,955 contributions
Monument to a dark time
Jun 2019 • Solo
This park is a little bit outside the main centre of the city but I would recommend visiting here. I walked here and it's about 30-40 minutes. I imagine a taxi here is cheap enough. My suggestion is to visit the Red Cross concentration camp first and that gives details about what happened. It made me want to visit here. The monument is a big impressive display but it's more about reflecting about what happened here nearly 80 years ago.
Written June 14, 2019
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Jim H
Chisinau, Moldova2,948 contributions
Remember and Honor
Mar 2019 • Solo
Nazi Germans brought truck- loads of Serbians, Gypsies, and Jews from Crveni Krst (Red Cross) Concentration Camp to Bubanj for mass executions. The Bubanj monument is made in four sections: The Killing Machine, Three Fists, Amphitheater, and The Old Monument. A beautiful park and is a MUST SEE!
Written March 31, 2019
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