2018 European Heritage Days at the New Cemetery in Belgrade, Serbia


Guided stroll through the New Cemetery -  2018 European Heritage Days.


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Free guided stroll through the New Cemetery in Belgrade (Serbia), held on September 23, 2018 with the theme “Fatherland is Defended by Heart”, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days. Blending history and art, this emotional and informative tour revealed many aspects of the war: locations, strategies, battles, and events, but also all those intimate stories of hopes, fears, anger, pain, suffering, sacrifice, patriotism and love. The visitors walked down the memory lane with our inspiring guide, who shared the intriguing and at times heartbreaking stories on great and ordinary men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to the fatherland in tempting war times: about a paintress who lost her life helping the wounded as a volunteer nurse in the military filed hospital, an architect - WWI flying ace, writers and translators, who served as “1300 Corporals” - WWI military unit of untrained young officers, predominantly composed of high school and university students and many others.

The New Cemetery will honor the European Heritage Days in a form of four additional guided strolls in the period September-November of this year, as follows:
  • Portraits of Serbian Diplomats and Statesmen - September 30, 2018
  • Tales of Old Belgrade and its Citizens - October 21, 2018
  • Legendary WWI Military Commanders and Heroes Buried at the New Cemetery -  November 4, 2018 
  • Serbian She-Soldiers and Volunteer Nurses in the Great War - November 18, 2018 
    In addition to being the European Year of Cultural Heritage, 2018 is also the Centenary of the First World War Armistice, so the majority of our guided strolls are either devoted or have some incorporated elements related to this internationally significant anniversary. It is important to mention that, the New Cemetery in Belgrade is one of the rare urban, civilian cemeteries comprising five foreign military cemeteries from WWI and WWII: Austro-Hungarian, French, Italian, British, Bulgarian and Russian.

    Having in mind that this year’s World Tourism Day (September 27, 2018) is being marked under the motto – Tourism and Digital Transformation - Public Utility Company “Funeral Services” intends to introduce the visitors to QR Memorial Codes, attached to the number of headstones, containing the information on the significant individuals buried at the New Cemetery of Belgrade.  
    WWI Serbian Ossuary of Belgrade Defenders
      

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