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Official Commemoration of the NATO Bombing of Serbia. A Case Study of the Fifteenth Anniversary

Marija Mandić
Published Online: 2017-01-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/soeu-2016-0042


This article analyses how NATO’s bombing of Serbia has been officially commemorated in that country. Initially, it provides an overview of the commemorations performed between 2000 and 2013, covering both the commemorative practices and policies of leading Serbian politicians and alternative voices. The focus then turns to the fifteenth anniversary of the bombing in 2014. Just as in previous commemorations, there was no central ceremony, but, rather, a series of commemorative events held all over the country. The controversies that these aroused are then discussed, in particular those surrounding the commemoration of Radio Television Serbia’s employees and the spontaneous commemorative acts that took place in Serbian schools.

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Marija Mandić

Marija Mandić is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, and a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018) at the Institute for Slavic Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin.

Published Online: 2017-01-30

Published in Print: 2016-12-01

Citation Information: Südosteuropa, Volume 64, Issue 4, Pages 460–481, ISSN (Online) 2364-933X, ISSN (Print) 0722-480X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/soeu-2016-0042.

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