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Assassination memorial plaques in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Number of different memorial plaques were erected and subsequently removed at the site of the 1914 Sarajevo assassination, through various times in 20th century.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Non-Military Site of World War One Relevance

Dimensions

Unknown, various.

State of repair/preservation

Most Demolished, one plaque present at site.

Historical WWI Context

Number of different memorial plaques were erected and subsequently removed at the site of the 1914 Sarajevo assassination, through various times in 20th century. At first, two memorial plaques were erected between 1914 and 1917, one on the nearby building, other on the roadway. Both were removed after the fall of Austro-Hungarian empire. During the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Kingdom of Yugoslavia), another memorial plaque in cyrillic letters was erected on the building, however, was removed in 1941 and allegedly presented to Adolf Hitler. After the WWII, another memorial plaque bearing text was erected on the façade of the building together with a plaque of Princip’s footprints embedded in the pavement, but that was also removed following 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today, there is a memorial plaque in the façade with English and Bosnian text commemorating the assassination.

State of legal protection

Demolished

Owner

No information available.

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Perished Assassination monument is part of “Sarajevo assassination”guided tour; Museum present at site.

Opening

No information available.

Entrance Fee

No information available

Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

Accomodation

Public Transport

Bike, Car, Taxi, Bus, Tramway.

Further information sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria

http://h.etf.unsa.ba/vmuzej-atentata/index.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/articles/First-World-War-centenary-Franz-Ferdinands-final-journey/

Lyon, James, “The Shots That Started World War One:The Street Corner that Changed the World: A Sunny Sunday In Sarajevo (Part 3)”, https://m.warhistoryonline.com/articles/street-corner.html

Muzej Sarajeva, Muzej “Sarajevo 1878-1918”, http://www.muzejsarajeva.ba/bs/dani-kantona-dan-noc-muzejadepandansi/muzej-sarajevo

BOGIĆEVIĆ, Vojislav, Sarajevski atentat – Stenogram Glavne rasprave protiv Gavrila Principa i drugova, Izdanje Državnog arhiva BiH, Sarajevo, 1954.ž

BOGIČEVIĆ, Vojislav, Mlada Bosna – Pisma i prilozi, Svjetlost, Sarajevo, 1954.

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