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Serbian Cultural Society "Prosvjeta" (abbreviated: SKD "Prosvjeta" or СКД "Просвјета") is the central cultural, educational and scientific institution of the Serbs
Serbs
in Croatia, with the aim of preserving and developing national identity. Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
is managed by principles of multiculturalism and interculturalism, and their own cultural awareness. In accordance with their understanding of national identity of Serbs
Serbs
in Croatia, Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
affirms its value in two ways: as part of Croatian culture and as part of the Serbian people culture as a whole.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Establishment

2 Central Library of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia

2.1 Library history

3 Activities

3.1 Drama Studio "EHO" 3.2 Ensemble of Folk Dances Vukovar 3.3 Rijeka
Rijeka
Subcommittee Gallery 3.4 Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
Publishing House

3.4.1 Prosvjeta 3.4.2 Bijela Pčela 3.4.3 Artefakti

3.5 Register of Serb cultural heritage in Croatia 3.6 Summer Schools

4 Subcommittees 5 References

History[edit] Establishment[edit] Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
was established on 18. November 1944 in the period of World War II in the town of Glina.[1] First president of Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
was professor Dane Medaković from Zagreb.[1] It was established as one among few Serb institutions, first of which was Serb MP's club of State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Croatia.[1] As it became expected that Allies of World War II
Allies of World War II
will win in the war and Yugoslav Partisans
Yugoslav Partisans
together with them, Communist Party of Yugoslavia wanted to satisfy Prečani Serbs
Serbs
population in future Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[1] Prečani Serbs
Serbs
firstly constituted majority, and towards the end of war huge part of Partisan forces, while in 1945 they constituted 45% of membership of Communist Party of Croatia.[1] Primary task of organization in initial phase was to fight illiteracy in rural areas.[1] Other ambitious plans included intention for establishment of Museum of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia, library, student dormitory, and development cooperation with Croatian Writers' Association, Croatian Painters' Association, Music Association and Association for Cultural Cooperation with Soviet Union.[1] In 1971, after Croatian Spring, organization work was suspended together with work of Matica hrvatska.[2] Initiative for reactivation of Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
work came in 1990, and it was implemented in 1993.[2] Central Library of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia[edit]

Središnja knjižnica Srba u Hrvatskoj Централна библиотека Срба у Хрватској (Central Library of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia)

Established 26 January 1996 (26 January 1996)[3]

Location Zagreb, Croatia

Collection

Items collected Serbian literature, Cyrillic alphabet literature, Croatian literature, Western literature, 20th-century Marxist philosophy

Size 23,000 books and publications [4]

Access and use

Access requirements

Open to general public (for use of material outside the library membership required)

Other information

Director Velimir Sekulić

Staff 2

Website Централна библиотека Срба у Хрватској

In 1996 the Central Library of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia
Croatia
was established. This library operates as a central national library of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia (one of 10 central ethnic community libraries in Croatia) financed by Ministry of Culture .[5] Its task is to obtain, process and disseminate Serbian library materials and to inform the public.[6] Library history[edit] Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
began its first library activities during World War II in Yugoslavia within Yugoslav Partisans. On January 4, 1948 Prosvjeta established its first central library in Zagreb
Zagreb
as a capital of People's Republic of Croatia. At that time the library possessed 40,000 books and publications. In 1953 a decision was made to close the library. Its stock was deposited in Museum of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia, National and University Library in Zagreb
Zagreb
and Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts.[4] During the period of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until the beginning of the Breakup of Yugoslavia
Breakup of Yugoslavia
there were no initiatives for special libraries for Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia
Croatia
since general libraries had an adequate number of titles from Serbian literature.[7] In the years before, during and after the Croatian War of Independence inter-ethnic relations in Croatia
Croatia
were significantly disrupted. This, among other things, resulted in the mass removal and destruction of literature that conflicting sides considered inappropriate or subversive. In 1995 Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
as its main annual priority declared the establishment of the library,[3] which was opened the day before Saint Sava day, on 26. January 1996.[3] In its initial stock the library had 6,200 books, most of those from city libraries.[3] The initial idea of the Government Office for Minorities was to place the central library for Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia
Croatia
in the village of Gomirje where Gomirje Monastery was placed but since Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
took the initiative the library was finally placed in Zagreb.[3] In the following years the library took about 15,000 Serbian literature
Serbian literature
titles from city libraries in Zagreb and Zagreb
Zagreb
County.[3] In this way, titles from that area were protected from recycling. Some of the titles were also sent to local committees and institutions like Gymnasium Vukovar.[3] Activities[edit] Drama Studio "EHO"[edit] Drama Studio "EHO" was founded in 2002 and today operates under the supervision of actress Svetlana Patafta.[8][9] Ensemble of Folk Dances Vukovar[edit] Rijeka
Rijeka
Subcommittee Gallery[edit] Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
Publishing House[edit] Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
Publishing House has two bookstores in Zagreb, one of them at Petar Preradović Square.[10] Prosvjeta[edit] Bijela Pčela[edit] Artefakti[edit] Register of Serb cultural heritage in Croatia[edit] Summer Schools[edit] Subcommittees[edit] Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
has sub-committees in the following settlements in Croatia

Garešnica

Daruvar

Okučani

Buje

Donje Dubrave

Karlovac

Krnjak

Ogulin

Vojnić

Korenica

Udbina

Vrhovine

Beli Manastir

Bijelo Brdo

Dalj

Darda

Jagodnjak

Kneževi Vinogradi

Osijek

Pakrac

Moravice

Gomirje

Rijeka

Vrbovsko

Biskupija

Kistanje

Knin

Dvor

Glina

Mali Gradac

Petrinja

Sisak

Gvozd

Split

Virovitica

ZAGREB

Map of the Croatia
Croatia
with location of Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
local subcommittees.

Bobota

Borovo

Trpinja

Vera

Bršadin

Vukovar

Negoslavci

Pačetin

Markušica

Mirkovci

Ostrovo

Subcommittees in Slavonia not named on first map.

County Local Subcommittees

Bjelovar-Bilogora

Daruvar[11] Moslavina
Moslavina
Garešnica[12]

Brod-Posavina

Okučani-Rajić[13]

Istria

Bujština[14]

Karlovac

Donje Dubrave[15] Karlovac[16] Krnjak[17] Ogulin[18] Vojnić[19]

Lika-Senj

Korenica[20] Udbina[21] Vrhovine[22]

Osijek-Baranja

Beli Manastir[23] Bijelo Brdo[24] Dalj[25] Darda[26] Jagodnjak[27] Kneževi Vinogradi[28] Osijek[29]

Požega-Slavonia

Zapadna Slavonija[30]

Primorje-Gorski Kotar

Gomirje[31] Srpske Moravice[32] Rijeka[33] Vrbovsko[34]

Šibenik-Knin

Biskupija[35] Kistanje[36] Knin[37]

Sisak-Moslavina

Dvor[38] Glina[39] Mali Gradac[40] Petrinja[41] Sisak[42] Vrginmost[43]

Split-Dalmatia

Split[44]

Virovitica-Podravina

Virovitica[45]

Vukovar-Syrmia

Bobota[46] Borovo[47] Bršadin[48] Markušica[49] Mirkovci[50] Negoslavci[51] Ostrovo[52] Pačetin[53] Trpinja[54] Vera[55] Vukovar[56]

Zagreb

Zagreb[57]

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g "Srpsko kulturno društvo "Prosvjeta" u socijalizmu – prilog uz sedamdesetu godišnjicu osnutka" (PDF). Croatian State Archives. pp. 307–331. Retrieved 2016-02-13.  ^ a b "Srpsko kulturno društvo Prosvjeta". Serb National Council. Retrieved 2016-02-13.  ^ a b c d e f g Формирање српске библиотеке у Загребу, Novosti, issue 298, 2 May 2005, Zagreb ^ a b Prosvjeta. "O biblioteci=". Retrieved 19 August 2014.  ^ Ministry of Culture. "KULTURNE DJELATNOSTI > Knjižnična djelatnost > Središnje knjižnice nacionalnih manjina". Retrieved 19 August 2014.  ^ Prosvjeta. "Biblioteka". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Knjigocid-uništavanje knjiga u Hrvatskoj 1990-ih, Ante Lešaja, Profil and Serb National Council, Zagreb, 2012, pages 322, ISBN 978-953-313-086-6 ^ Prosvjeta. "Dramski studio EHO". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "Svetlana Patafta". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "Izdavačko poduzeće". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" DARUVAR". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" MOSLAVINA GAREŠNICA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" OKUČANI-RAJIĆ". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BUJŠTINA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" DONJE DUBRAVE". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KARLOVAC". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KRNJAK". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" OGULIN". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VOJNIĆ". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KORENICA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" UDBINA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VRHOVINE". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BELI MANASTIR". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BIJELO BRDO". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" DALJ". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" DARDA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" JAGODNJAK". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KNEŽEVI VINOGRADI". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" OSIJEK". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" ZAPADNA SLAVONIJA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" GOMIRJE". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" SRPSKE MORAVICE". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" RIJEKA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VRBOVSKO". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BISKUPIJA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KISTANJE". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" KNIN". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" DVOR". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" GLINA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" MALI GRADAC". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" PETRINJA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" SISAK". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VRGINMOST". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" SPLIT". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VIROVITICA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BOBOTA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BOROVO". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" BRŠADIN". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" MARKUŠICA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" MIRKOVCI". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" NEGOSLAVCI". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" OSTROVO". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" PAČETIN". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" TRPINJA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VERA". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" VUKOVAR". Retrieved 21 December 2013.  ^ Prosvjeta. "PODODBOR SKD "PROSVJETA" ZAGREB". Retrieved 21 December 2013. 

v t e

Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia
Croatia

Cultural identity

Serbian language
Serbian language
in Croatia Flag of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia

National coordination

Serb National Council

Sui generis body

Joint Council of Municipalities

NGOs

Association for Serbian language
Serbian language
and literature in Croatia Privrednik Prosvjeta Serb Democratic Forum

Media

Bijela pčela Identitet Novosti magazine Radio Borovo Radio Television of Serbia

Education

Primary education 17 primary schools

Vukovar-Srijem County

Ilača-Banovci

Vinkovački Banovci

Bobota Borovo Bršadin Dragutin Tadijanović Klisa Ludvinci Markušica

Gaboš Ostrovo

Nikola Tesla Negoslavci Nikola Antić Pačetin Siniša Glavašević Srijemske Laze Stari Jankovci Trpinja Vera

Osijek-Baranja County

Bijelo Brdo Bolman Dalj Dr. Franjo Tuđman Jagodnjak Tenja Uglješ

Secondary education 7 schools

Dalj
Dalj
High School Kantakuzina Katarina Branković Serbian Orthodox Secondary School Second High School Beli Manastir Technical School-Nikola Tesla, Borovo Naselje Vukovar
Vukovar
Gymnasium Vukovar
Vukovar
Vocational School

Other

Seminary of Three Holy Hierarchs (Krka monastery) Cultural and Scientific Center "Milutin Milanković"
Cultural and Scientific Center "Milutin Milanković"
(Dalj) Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
Summer School

Peroj
Peroj
(since 1996)

Prosvjeta
Prosvjeta
Winter School

Drežnica (since 1996)

Religion

Metropolitanate of Zagreb
Zagreb
and Ljubljana Eparchy of Osječko polje and Baranja Eparchy of Gornji Karlovac Eparchy of Slavonia Eparchy of Dalmatia Eparchy of Srem Eparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina List of Serbian Orthodox Churches and Monasteries in Croatia

Political parties

Democratic Party of Serbs Independent Democratic Serb Party New Serbian Party Our Party Party of Danube Serbs Serb People's Party

Symbols

Order of Kantakuzina Katarina Branković

History

Historical organizations and institutions

Croat-Serb Coalition Museum of Serbs
Serbs
of Croatia Serbian Chancellery in Dubrovnik Serb Independent Party Serb People's Radical Party

Historical events

1991 riot in Zadar Anti-Cyrillic protests in Croatia

Historical documents

Varaždin Apostol
Varaždin Apostol
(1454) Statuta Valachorum (1608–30) Vukovar
Vukovar
resolution (1939) Open Letter on the Position and Status of Serbs
Serbs
in Croatia
Croatia
(2008)

World War II

General

Persecution of Serbs Yugoslav Partisans Croatian Orthodox Church Catholic clergy involvement with the Ustaše Srb uprising

Concentration camps

Slana concentration camp Jadovno concentration camp Jasenovac concentration camp Jastrebarsko concentration camp Sisak
Sisak
children's concentration camp Stara Gradiška concentration camp Kruščica concentration camp Lobor concentration camp

Massacres

Glina massacres Gudovac massacre Prebilovci massacre Veljun massacre

War in Croatia

Origins

Log Revolution
Log Revolution
(1990)

Military offensives

Operation Flash
Operation Flash
(May 1995) Operation Storm
Operation Storm
(August 1995)

Serbian regions

Republic of Serbian Krajina

SAO Krajina SAO Western Slavonia SAO Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia Krajina dinar Flag

Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia (1995–98)

UNTAES

Serbian forces

Army of the Republic of Serb Krajina Scorpions Serb Volunteer Guard White Eagles

Atrocities by Serbian forces

Siege of Kijevo (1991) Bučje camp Baćin massacre Vukovar
Vukovar
massacre Bruška massacre Dalj
Dalj
massacre Erdut killings Joševica massacre Knin
Knin
camp Lovas killings Saborsko massacre Široka Kula massacre Škabrnja massacre Velepromet camp Voćin massacre Zagreb
Zagreb
rocket attacks

Atrocities against Serbs

Paulin Dvor massacre Murder of the Zec family Gospić massacre Lora prison camp Varivode massacre

Diplomacy

Vance plan
Vance plan
(1991) Daruvar
Daruvar
Agreement (1993) Z-4 Plan
Z-4 Plan
(1995) Erdut Agre

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