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Djeca kao žrtve Domovinskog rata u Slavonskom Brodu 1991.-1993.


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Baričić, Gabrijela. (2017). Djeca kao žrtve Domovinskog rata u Slavonskom Brodu 1991.-1993.. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Previšić, Martin].

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During the Homeland War in Slavonski Brod from 1991 to 1993, children were deeply affected by severe war destruction. In daily attacks, over 30 children became direct war victims (they were killed in the park, in front of a house, on the street and even in the celler) and many others were wounded. Research presents typical everyday children's life in war conditions in the town of Slavonski Brod using oral history method. Interviewing 8 adults (which were children 9 – 17 at that time) everyday life is observed through some categories and simbolic spots. The most significant domain is shelter, obviously a metaphor for security, family harmony and neighbourly amusement. Wartime is remembered by alerts, sirens and bombing that created all kinds of fear. In summer of 1992 elementary school children were temporary evacuated to safer areas in Croatia and some European countries to protect them from certain death. Daily attacks indirectly affected normal educational system. Serbian aggression on Slavonski Brod made schooling imposible to organize so Commune of Brod relocated school children and schools with teachers, pedagogues and school directors to adequate areas in Croatia. Evacuation of children was only partly successful with support of Croatian government and at the end children evacuees came back home on Christmas 1992. During the war, school facilities were heavily damaged, they served as refugee and army centres. The paper presents how children, adults, local authorities and school employees tried to diminish total effects of warfare on children.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, war victims, Homeland War, Slavonski Brod,education
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Previšić, Martin
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 10:13

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