In Belgrade’s “Media Centre” has been presented this year’s editions of the Andrić institute which have largely contributed clarifying the truth about the character of the beginning of the First World War and defend the thesis that Serbia is not the cause of the conflict.
Head of the Department of History of the Institute. Miroslav Perišić, has announced that the Andrić Institute and its Department of History, in 2015, in the monthly editions of his “Historical Notebooks” and the magazine “Centuries” will continue to deal with the topic of the First World War and points out that one of the topics of interest will be prisoners of war and civilian victims during the Great War.
He says that he is particularly pleased because the Andrić Institute published his book “The Assassination in Sarajevo – the Return of the Documents” in which was for first time published an authentic document – report of the preparation for the assassination, which an Austro-Hungarian agent sent to Zagreb on June 17, and which proves that the Austro-Hungarian Empire knew that about the preparation for the assassination.
“The document in which the agent ‘Gliša’ warned that a group of young people was sent to Sarajevo to commit assassination in Zagreb was received on 20 June. This document undoubtedly shows that the Austrian authorities had been aware of it,” points out Perišić.
He adds that Vladimir Dedijer in his works on the First World War stated an assumption that Vienna knew about the assassination, but now, for the first time is presented the source and primary document about that.
Thesis, which has been recently announced by Serbian historian, Radoš Ljušić, that the government in Belgrade also knew about the assassination, Perišić refuses to comment, because, he says, such a claim does not have a historical source.
Literary critic, Aleksandar Jerkov, to Belgrade’s audience has presented the work “Sidi Abdallah” by Miodrag Petrović, adding that it is a true small masterpiece of publishing.
He stresses that the book has come out at the “wrong time” and that, if it were printed before the Belgrade Fair, certainly would be named as the “best edition”.
Dušan Ivanić, who edited collection of polemical and critical texts of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić “Serbs Everyone and Everywhere,” says that he is particularly pleased that the achievement is printed in Andrićgrad, which, he says, is presenting Serbs to Europe today, in the same way as two centuries ago did a great Karadžić.
“Vuk presented Serbs to Europe. After the collapse of Karađorđe’s uprising Vuk arrived as a refugee in Vienna, he set the basic objectives of his work. And he succeeded. He gave to his displaced people awareness of themselves,” says Ivanić.
Head of the Department of Literature of the Andrić Institute, Aleksandra Vraneš, points out that it is a privilege to create in a place such as Andrićgrad and announced a series of new editions in 2015.