Memorial at Jama Hrastova glavica
Location: Natural pit Hrastova glavica near the village of Podvidača, Sanski Most Municipality
Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Hezegovina
Erected in year: 2012
Text on the monument:
Jama Hrastova glavica
Above this pit, on 6 August 1992
members of the Serb army and police killed 124
prisoners from the Prijedor death camps
Keraterm and Omarska.
They killed three at a time, tied with wire, and threw them
into an abyss more than 20 meters deep.
Their skeletal remains were found in 1998
along with the bones of two men from Sana
killed in the Second World War.
This memorial is dedicated on the 20th anniversary
of the crime in the hope that this pit shall never
again see innocent people thrown in.
Association of Prijedor Women “Izvor”
Association of Former Camp Prisoners Sanski Most
(two plaques bearing the names of those killed and age at time of death, the two victims from the Second World War are listed at the bottom)
In memory of:
Civilians from the Prijedor camps
Ethnic group: Predominantly Bosniaks
Victims are from the area of: Municipality of Prijedor
Site of execution of 124 camp prisoners from Prijedor
Dimensions: Diameter 9 m, height 2 m
Built by the means of:
Association of Prijedor Women “Izvor” and Association of Former Camp Prisoners Sanski Most, with the support of donors, mostly the diaspora.
Authorship: Architect Haris Zulić from Sanski Most
Interpretation of the idea:
"The circular base and stone tear represent cross-sections of the pit into which the bodies of the victims were thrown. The well at the entrance to the pit, with the heavy grate, symbolises the hope that this place will never again serve for the killing of people." Direct quotation from questionnaire. Source: Association of Prijedor Women “Izvor”
Commemorations: Commemorations and group visits
Data source(s): Association of Prijedor Women “Izvor” , Fieldwork
Photographed: 6 April 2013