Novi Sad is getting a Memorial Center dedicated to victims of South Bačka Pogrom

The “Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture” Foundation will announce a public urban-architecture competition to select the best design for the future Memorial Center dedicated to the victims of the Pogrom in South Bačka during January 1942.

The memorial center, the most important memorial project of the city and South Bačka, will be located next to the Creative District, giving that location a new value.

In this way, the program arch of the Fortress of Peace of the European Capital of Culture is rounded off, which, with its artistic programs, placed a strong emphasis on the culture of memory, considering the consequences of war and promoting peace.

Eighty years after the terrible pogrom, the City of Novi Sad, in cooperation with the Diocese of Bačka and the “Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture” Foundation, formed a team for further coordination of activities on the project of the future Memorial Center.

The jury will consist of the most relevant representatives of the Eparchy of Bačka, the Jewish Community, the Historical Archive of the city of Novi Sad, and  experts and architects.

The goal of the competition is to choose the highest quality urban-architectural solution in accordance with the competition task, program requirements, urban conditions for arrangement and construction, and the potential of the location, in which the initial ideas and mission of the Memorial Center will be integrated and realized.


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