Doboj Municipality

Monuments & Memorials


Village/MZ Address Name Type Year Author Still Exists Date Mapped Description
Doboj Park of National Heroes ‘Život, Slava, Mir’ memorial ossuary Ossuary 1953 Mirko Ostoja Yes August 2019
Doboj Park of National Heroes Bust of NH Refik Bešlagić Bust 1962 Drago Handanović Yes August 2019
Doboj Park of National Heroes Bust of NH Josip Jovanović Bust Zdenko Grgić Yes August 2019 Created before 1962
Doboj Park of National Heroes Bust of NH Ismet Kapetanović Bust Zdenko Grgić Replaced August 2019 Original bust created before 1962. Removed during 1992-95 war. Replacement bust created by Drago Handanović in 2000.
Doboj Park of National Heroes Bust of NH Miloš Kupres Bust 1963 Drago Handanović Yes August 2019
Doboj Park of National Heroes Bust of NH Simo Lukić Bust Zdenko Grgić Yes August 2019 Created before 1962
Doboj Park of National Heroes Bust of Todor Vujasinović Bust 2000 Drago Handanović Yes August 2019
Doboj Park of National Heroes Bust of NH Todor Panić Bust 2000 Drago Handanović Yes August 2019
Doboj Majke Jugović kindergarten Bust of Katarina 'Beba' Veselić Bust 1970 Drago Handanović No February 2020 Believed to have been lost during the 2014 floods.
Doboj Ul. Vojvode Mišića Plaque to commemorate 1920 strike and railway workers who fell in the NOR Memorial Plaque 1953 No August 2019 Building destroyed, with volleyball court now occupying the space
Doboj Ul. Kralja Aleksandra Plaque to commemorate residence of Vladimir Veselić Memorial Plaque 1952 Replaced August 2019 Original plaque no longer exists. Plaque made of laminated sheet metal now in its place.
Doboj North exit of city Plaque to commemorate residence of Revolutionaries Memorial Plaque 1952 No September 2019 Created in 1950s. Building abandoned.
Doboj Medical High School, Pop Ljubina 31 Plaque to commemorate former students declared National Heroes Memorial Plaque 1955 In storage September 2019 Now stored in school basement
Doboj Oslobodilačka 53 Plaque to commemorate the formation of the KPJ Youth Committee in 1940 Memorial Plaque 1986 Yes August 2019 Original plaque placed 1949 - replaced when house rebuilt
Doboj Ul. Pop Ljubina Plaque to commemorate formation of the local KPJ committee in March 1941 Memorial Plaque 1952 Yes August 2019
Doboj Sokolski Dom, Ul. Kralja Aleksandra Plaque to commemorate the sentencing of those involved in the Uprising Memorial Plaque Yes August 2019
Doboj Sokolski Dom, Ul. Kralja Aleksandra Plaque to commemorate the first anniversary of the Liberation of Doboj Memorial Plaque 1946 Yes August 2019
Doboj Courtyard of Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Memorial ossuary of victims of the Austro-Hungarian occupation Ossuary 1952 Mirko Ostoja Relocated August 2019 Original monument built 1938 and destroyed 1941. Sculpture relocated in recent years to park beside train station.
Doboj Svetog Save 71 Plaque to commemorate 65th anniversary of railway workers' strike Memorial Plaque 1985 Yes August 2019 In front of steam locomotive
Potočani South-eastern edge of village Grave of 2 unknown Partisan fighters Grave 1982 Drago Handanović, Petar Vajdić Yes August 2019 Plaque on graves no longer exists
Trbuk Entrance to village from Maglaj Partisans’ cemetery Cemetery 1961 Yes August 2019 Park well maintained, but memorial obelisk in relatively poor condition
Trbuk Elementary school Bust of Dušanka Vajić Bust 1969 Drago Handanović Yes August 2019
Trbuk Elementary school Memorial plaque to commemorate Dušanka Vajić Memorial Plaque 1961 Yes August 2019
Ševarlije Former train station Plaque to commemorate Partisan attack on train line in 1943 Memorial Plaque 1952 No August 2019 Building in very poor condition, plaque no longer exists
Pridjel Donji Close to elementary school Memorial ossuary Ossuary 1970 Yes August 2019 Plaques seemingly replaced in recent years.
Lipac Close to elementary school Partisan cemetery and ossuary Cemetery 1950 Yes August 2019
Jošava Approx. 70m south-east of train station Ossuary of 15 Partisan fighters Ossuary 1964 Drago Handanović Yes August 2019
Preslica Picnic area Monument to the Ozren Partisan Detachment Monument 1962 Petar Krstić Yes August 2019
Suho Polje Elementary school Plaque to commemorate NH Simo Lukić Memorial Plaque 1953 Yes August 2019 Plaque in good condition, although lettering heavily faded.
Suho Polje Former train station Plaque to commemorate the Eastern Bosnian Brigade Memorial Plaque 1952 Yes August 2019 Building destroyed, plaque hidden by overgrowth. In good condition except for single bullet hole.
Boljanić Beside Community Hall Partisans’ cemetery Cemetery 1959 Vojin Lukić Yes August 2019
Boljanić Beside Community Hall Bust of Todor Panić Bust 1969 Drago Handanović Yes August 2019
Boljanić Crkvina cemetery Monument to commemorate preparations for the Uprising Monument 1950 Yes August 2019
Svjetlica Fountain to commemorate place of capture of 3 Partisans Fountain 1957 Unknown Impossible to locate - in dense woods with mine risk
Kostajnica Close to elementary school Partisans’ cemetery Cemetery 1950 Yes September 2019
Kostajnica Close to Partisans' cemetery Fountain to commemorate NH Ismet Kapetanović Fountain 1952 Yes September 2019 Plaque removed, and in poor condition
Grapska Gornja Entrance to village from south-west Fountain to commemorate place of death of Petko Đurić Fountain 1952 Yes September 2019 Plaque removed and in poor condition
Bušletić Crossroads at entrance to village Monument to Partisan fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror Monument 1980 Drago Handanović, Sava Krivokapić Yes September 2019
Osječani Gornji Monument to commemorate the first Uprising in the Doboj region Monument 1981 Drago Handanović, Sava Krivokapić, Petar Vajdić Yes September 2019
Osječani Donji Along main road, opposite petrol station. ‘Sloboda’ monument Monument 1983 Drago Handanović, Sava Krivokapić Yes September 2019
Osječani Donji Elementary school Plaque to commemorate Čedomir Jaćimović Memorial Plaque 1966 Yes September 2019
Kožuhe Beside main road to south of village centre Monument to commemorate the Uprising Monument 1966 Yes September 2019
Kožuhe House in village centre Plaque to commemorate the place of death of Novak Mitrović-Mrkonjić Memorial Plaque 1964 Yes September 2019
Kožuhe In front of Community Hall Bust of NH Miloš Kupres Bust 1974 Drago Handanović Yes September 2019
Kožuhe On Community Hall Plaque to commemorate NH Miloš Kupres Memorial Plaque 1963 No September 2019 Made of cast iron. Seemingly removed in recent years.
Kožuhe Village centre Partisans' cemetery Cemetery 1986 Yes September 2019 Collective grave of fallen fighters existed at this site from 1950. Central monument in excellent condition. Many grave markers damaged.
Bukovica Mala Crossroads at entrance to village Partisans' cemetery Cemetery 1960 Yes September 2019 Completely re-designed 1979-1981
Bukovica Velika Former train station Plaque commemorating start of the Uprising Memorial Plaque 1955 Yes December 2019 Station closed in 1968, now a residential building. Plaque not visible from street.
Opsine Clearing beside woodland to West of village centre Monument to commemorate the organization of the Uprising Monument 1953 Yes September 2019 Renovated 1984, with significant alterations
Johovac Crossroads at entrance to village Ossuary of 14 unknown Partisan fighters and 2 Victims of Fascist Terror Ossuary Yes September 2019
Kotorsko Village centre Monument to fallen Partisan fighters Monument 1967 Yes September 2019 Excellent condition and well maintained.
Ritešić Beside river Bosna Partisans’ cemetery Cemetery 1961 Yes September 2019 In relatively good condition, although some parts heavily overgrown.
Majevac Elementary school Monument to fallen Partisan fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror Monument 1950 Yes January 2019
Podnovlje Village centre Monument to fallen Partisan fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror Monument 1983 Drago Handanović, Živorad Popović Yes September 2019 Replaced monument constructed in 1958
Podnovlje Dom Kulture Plaque to commemorate the Uprising Memorial Plaque 1953 Yes September 2019
Podnovlje House next to petrol station Plaque to commemorate residence of Party members Memorial Plaque 1953 Yes September 2019
Stanovi Monument to fallen Partisan fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror Monument 1951 Yes June 2019 Currently inaccessible
Ljeskove Vode Near site of former elementary school Monument to Partisan fighters Monument 1951 Yes June 2019 In very poor condition
Doboj Fortress Obelisk to commemorate the NOB Monument 1947 No Demolished in 1954 or 1955 upon request of the Republican Institute for Monuments

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Number Name
1 ‘Život, Slava, Mir’ memorial ossuary in the Park of National Heroes, Doboj
2 Bust of NH Refik Bešlagić in the Park of National Heroes, Doboj
3 Bust of NH Josip Jovanović in the Park of National Heroes, Doboj
4 Bust of NH Ismet Kapetanović in the Park of National Heroes, Doboj
5 Bust of NH Miloš Kupres in the Park of National Heroes, Doboj
6 Bust of NH Simo Lukić in the Park of National Heroes, Doboj
7 Bust of Todor Vujasinović in the Park of National Heroes, Doboj
8 Bust of NH Todor Panić in the Park of National Heroes, Doboj
9 Bust of Katarina 'Beba' Veselić, Doboj (last known location)
10 Plaque to commemorate 1920 strike and railway workers who fell in the NOR, Doboj
11 Plaque to commemorate residence of Vladimir Veselić, Doboj
12 Plaque to commemorate meeting place and residence of Štefan Mazurkijević, Doboj
13 Plaque to commemorate former students declared National Heroes, Doboj
14 Plaque to commemorate the formation of the KPJ Youth Committee in 1940, Doboj
15 Plaque to commemorate formation of the local KPJ committee in March 1941, Doboj
16 Plaque to commemorate the sentencing of those involved in the Uprising, Doboj
17 Plaque to commemorate the first anniversary of the Liberation of Doboj, Doboj
18 Memorial ossuary of victims of the Austro-Hungarian occupation, Doboj
19 Plaque to commemorate 65th anniversary of railway workers' strike, Doboj
20 Grave of 2 unknown Partisan fighters in Potočani
21 Partisans’ cemetery in Trbuk
22 Bust of Dušanka Vajić, Trbuk
23 Plaque to commemorate Dušanka Vajić, Trbuk
24 Plaque to commemorate Partisan attack on train line in 1943, Ševarlije
25 Memorial ossuary in Pridjel Donji
26 Partisan cemetery and ossuary in Lipac
27 Ossuary of 15 Partisan fighters in Jošava
28 Monument to the Ozren Partisan Detachment, Preslica
29 Plaque to commemorate NH Simo Lukić, Suho Polje
30 Plaque to commemorate the Eastern Bosnian Brigade, Suho Polje
31 Partisans’ cemetery, Boljanić
32 Bust of Todor Panić, Boljanić
33 Monument to commemorate preparations for the Uprising, Boljanić
34 Fountain to mark the place of capture of 3 Partisans, Svjetliča (approximate location)
35 Partisans’ cemetery in Kostajnica
36 Fountain to commemorate NH Ismet Kapetanović, Kostajnica
37 Fountain to commemorate place of death of Petko Đurić, Grapska Gornja
38 Monument to Partisan fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror, Bušletić
39 Monument to commemorate the first Uprising in the Doboj region, Osječani Gornji
40 ‘Sloboda’ monument, Osječani Donji
41 Plaque to commemorate Čedomir Jaćimović, Osječani Donji
42 Monument to commemorate the Uprising in Kožuhe
43 Plaque to commemorate the place of death of Novak Mitrović-Mrkonjić, Kožuhe
44 Bust of NH Miloš Kupres, Kožuhe
45 Plaque to commemorate NH Miloš Kupres, Kožuhe
46 Partisans’ cemetery, Kožuhe
47 Partisans’ cemetery, Bukovica Mala
48 Plaque commemorating start of the Uprising, Bukovica Velika
49 Monument to commemorate the organization of the Uprising, Opsine
50 Ossuary of 14 unknown Partisan fighters and 2 Victims of Fascist Terror, Johovac
51 Monument to fallen Partisan fighters, Kotorsko
52 Partisans’ cemetery in Ritešić
53 Monument to fallen Partisan fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror, Majevac
54 Monument to fallen Partisan fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror, Podnovlje
55 Plaque to commemorate the Uprising in Podnovlje
56 Plaque to commemorate residence of Party members, Podnovlje
57 Monument to fallen Partisan fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror, Stanovi (approximate location)
58 Monument to Partisan fighters in Ljeskove Vode
59 Monument on Doboj Fortress
(precise coordinates can be obtained by contacting the author

Resources

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