Abstract:Niš has always had its place in the most important European events. Because of its location, it had an important role during World War 2 and it treasures many monuments from this period.
Historical fun facts
As a significant factor in the plans of the German and Bulgarian occupiers in Yugoslavia, Niš played its role during World War II (1941-1945). At the same time, local underground resistance was developed, composed largely of patriots and pre-war activists for workers' rights. Well organized and bold, they have made this city a symbol of patriotism and the struggle against fascism but, unfortunately, it also made it a place in which thousands of Yugoslavs were killed by the fascists in mass executions and retaliations. Thanks to the fact that the most of the buildings and complexes in Niš are preserved right from this period, tour Niš: city of victims and heroes, more directly than our other programs brings closer a special experience of this significant part of local history and interest for ordinary people who left their mark on it.
- Tomb at Sinđelić Square
- The place where were buried 14 fallen soldiers from World War II
- The building from which District Committee of Communist party operated in 1942.
- Hotel Park
- The place where was committed one of the boldest sabotages of resistance movement in Serbia during World War II (August 3th 1941.)
- German Feldkommandantur
- Camp 12. Februar
- Site of the first mass escape of prisoners in occupied Europe (February 12th 1942)
- One of the best preserved Nazi camps from World War II in the Balkans
6. Prison of German Special police
7. Memorial Park Bubanj
- One of the largest World War II killing fields on the territory of the former Yugoslavia