In Andrićgrad todaywas promoted the third issue of “Historical Notebooks”, published by the Department of History of the Andrić Institute, which is thematically dedicated to the pogrom of Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia after the Assassination in Sarajevo. A historian Dr. Miroslav Perišić said that the editorial in this issue published a Serbian press reports from June and July 1914. These reports offer a handful of information about persecution of the Serbs, their political, cultural organizations and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The press, according to Perišić, is an important source for understanding the climate of fear for the Serbs that took over after the Assassination in Sarajevo. “The Serbs were attacked as a religious and national collectivity, regardless of social status, age and gender and the authorities, as it is evident from the source, allowed the violence that did not stop for days,” said Miroslav Perišić. The detailed reports of Serbian press, from that period, (“Pijemont”, “Branik”, “Novosti”, “Trgovinski glasnik”, “Sloboda”, “Politika”) contained descriptions of the destruction of Serbian properties, demolition of shops and houses, looting, burning Serbian flags, demonstrations of animosity … The Serbian press transfered reports of the French press, which warned on prohibited attitude towards Serbs and Serbia, and criticized the meager reports of the Austrian and Hungarian press.
The third issue of “Historical Notebooks” brings two articles: “The persecution of Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Assassination in Sarajevo,” by Mr. Borivoje Milošević and “Concentration camps (the history of the phenomenon of mass isolation)” by Dr. Goran Miloradović.
At the promotion is highlighted that the Andrić Institute will continue to publish “Historical Notebooks”, whose editor in chief is Emir Kusturica, and these notebooks are designed in such a way that, along with articles, each issue brings some documents which draws attention to the specific topics about history of the World War I, that are insufficiently known or unknown to the general public.