Domaljevac-Šamac Municipality


The present-day municipality of Domaljevac-Šamac was separated from the pre-1992 municipality of Šamac as a result of the 1995 Dayton Accords. It is one of the smaller municipalities in the state, occupying an area of roughly 41.7 km2 in total.

In a survey conducted between 23 and 26 August 1970, 26 monuments and memorials to the People’s Liberation War and Revolution were recorded upon the territory of the then-Bosanski Šamac municipality, with a typological breakdown being as follows:

-        7 memorial plaques
-        4 busts
-        11 artistic or commemorative monuments
-        4 collective graves or ossuaries

Later, the book Ogledalo pamćenja i zahvalnosti, which documents monuments and memorials to the NOB on the pre-1992 territory of Šamac municipality was published in 2006. This book is the product of research undertaken in 1990-91 relating to monuments upon the territory of the municipality at that time. This book includes two monuments and memorials on the territory of the present-day Domaljevac-Šamac municipality; in Domaljevac (pp.229-233) and Grebnice (pp.26-249). In its foreword, the book notes the fact that both of these monuments were no longer in existence at the time of its publication (p.19). The book also reproduces excerpts from a decision of the Municipal Assembly of Bosanski Šamac dated to May 1985, in which the memorial plaque in Domaljevac is mentioned as an item of “Protected natural, culturo-historical and built heritage on the territory of Bosanski Šamac municipality” (pp.314-316).

In the process of research, no currently valid documentation produced by municipal authorities could be found that mentions any monuments or memorials to the People’s Liberation War existing (or having existed) on the territory of the municipality. While no spatial plan for Domaljevac-Šamac currently exists, it was decreed in March 2020 that work would begin on the creation of a spatial plan for the municipality (covering the period 2020-2040) in the near future (Sl. Glasilo 2020/1, decree no. 04-02-69/20).

Monuments & Memorials

Village/MZ Address Name Type Year Author Still Exists Date Mapped Description
Domaljevac Elementary school Plaque to commemorate fallen fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror Memorial Plaque 1981 No July 2020 Removed after 1998, possibly during 2004 renovations of the school.
Grebnice Elementary school Monument to fallen fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror Monument 1987 Cvijetin Savić, Salko Grabovac No July 2020 Destroyed prior to 2006, most likely during 1992-95 war or shortly thereafter.

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Number Name
1 Plaque to commemorate fallen fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror, Domaljevac
2 Monument to fallen fighters and Victims of Fascist Terror, Grebnice
(precise coordinates can be obtained by contacting the author


Borojević, Milan (2006) Ogledalo pamćenja i zahvalnosti 422pp. Šamac: Opštinski Odbor SUBNOR-a Šamac & Srpski Kulturni Centar Modriča.

Municipal Assembly of Domaljevac-Šamac (12 March 2020). Odluku o pristupanju izradi Prostornog plana općine Domaljevac-Šamac za period 2020. – 2040. godine. Službeno Glasilo Općine Domaljevac-Šamac, Year 20, no. 1, Law 04-02-69/20, pp. 5-7.


OŠ Braće Radića (2013). Povijest škole.


Tihić, Smail (1981) Dovršena akcija na poslovima terenske evidencije i analizi spomen obilježja NOR-a i revolucije in Naše Starine XIV-XV (1981) pp.253-256.