Impressions and Emotions - Belgrade High School Students Visiting the New Cemetery (Belgrade, Serbia)

On October 24 and 25, 2018, two groups of  of high school students visited the New Cemetery of Belgrade.

On October 24 and 25, 2018, we were privileged to receive the visit from two groups of high school students: students from „Tehno-Art“ High School for Technologies and Crafts and students from High School Student Dorms Association of Belgrade. Exploring the history of the New Cemetery in Belgrade, since its beginnings to the present day, the students were introduced to the burial culture and by extension the importance of establishing the first architecturally planned cemetery in Serbia.

Strolling through the cemetery Allies, the students got acquainted with the architecture of the New Cemetery in Belgrade, including headstones they viewed as the works of art, in addition to the sculptural works that attracted their attention. In a view of the upcoming commemoration of the WWI Armistice Centenary and their history curriculum, the students visited the WWI Serbian Ossuary. The idea of visiting the crypt, which commenced with some degree of fear, ended in exuberance and the wish to find out more and extend the walk. 

The students transformed their impressions into the inspiring texts and drawings you may see within our post.


Impressions: New Cemetery in Belgrade – Open Air Museum 

When we heard that we are going to visit the New Cemetery, we were really surprised, since we are used to go to the cemetery on different occasions. First, we were extremely surprised by sheer size of the cemetery.... The Alley of the Greats is the last resting place of the most prominent WWI Serbian Field Marshal Živojin Mišić ... At his grave there is an impressive sculpture of a beautiful lady with a palm branch... We also visited WWI Serbian Ossuary, where the remains more than 4000 identified and unidentified soldiers, who died during the Great War were buried... Through intriguing stories of our guide, we traveled to a different era, when the history of our Country and our Capital was  being Vida Gojković – Medical High School and Aleksandra Ranković – High School of Economy 

Guided Strolls through the New Cemetery of Belgrade Continued...

Portraits of Serbian Politicians and Diplomats and Tales of Old Belgrade and its Citizens – featured at the New Cemetery of Belgrade, Serbia
To our great satisfaction and much to visitor’s delight, the New Cemetery in Belgrade continued honoring 2018 European Heritage Days in a form of two additional them guided strolls held on September 30 and October 21, 2018.

Portraits of Serbian Diplomats and Statesmen

The significant number of visitors who attended the event, were able to hear the intriguing stories about people who chose politics and diplomacy as their careers, in addition to those who entered into this merciless arena from other professions. 

For the first time, the visitors heard the tales about diplomatic service of the significant authors and poets, representatives of so-called „Golden Age of Serbian Diplomacy" (between the two World Wars), including the tales on decisive moments in history, love and deception, intrigues and scandals.  

Tales of Old Belgrade and its Citizens 

This most intriguing of all the guided through the New Cemetery in Belgrade was highly anticipated by our visitors. Our inspiring colleague, who guided this themed stroll shared numerous interesting stories and led the visitors to an unforgettable journey through time. The visitors heard the stories on the eccentric Law professor who hated draught and was an accomplished card player, genius mathematician who was also the professional river fisherman, beautiful actresses who caused duels, industrialist with the soft spot for soccer and may others.

St. George’s Cemetery at Hermoupolis, Syros

Vafiadakis Family Monument. 
Photo: Loukia Roussou (2007)
Syros is a rocky island located approximately in the center of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea.

Memorial evening at Westerveld, the Netherlands

Westerveld Cemetery & Crematorium (Duin en Kruidbergerweg 2-6, Driehuis, the Netherlands) will organise a memorial evening on Friday, 2 November.

Friends of Museums’ Day 2018 at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan

Monumental Cemetery of Milan, Italy
On 7th October 2018, discover the Heroes of World War I on a guided walk at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan.