The exhibition "Anatomy of oblivion"

The exhibition "Anatomy of oblivion" was created on the occasion of "Sixth International Conference on Jasenovac," based on the structure of the Museum of Genocide Victims in Belgrade, Museum of the Revolution Mrakovica, Museum Kozara from Prijedor, the Museum of the Republic of Srpska, Archives of the Republic of Srpska, Serbian National Society Prebilovci from Belgrade, Association of descendants of victims of the death camps NDH Gospic Jadovno Pag-in Banja Luka, the City association of former Detainees of the Second World War and their descendants from Banja Luka and the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade.

The context in which are shown the suffering of the civilian population in the Independent State of Croatia, is broader than historical. Ideology is the first element in this context because it created the possibility for all that happened later under the auspices of and in the name of the country. The first concentration camps were created simultaneously with the creation of the state, in spite of Jasenovac, which is by volume of crime and killing monstrosity, a symbol of the overall suffering of Roma, Jews and Serbs, the scaffold were created in all the places where they lived. For the ways in which they suffered and especially the enjoyment in torturing the victims would be necessary to invent a new word because it has so far, in the long history of human infamy, remained unnamed.

The victims are often referred to as numbers and are reduced to statistical data, therefore it was extremely important to the authors to rehumanize them and prove as people. We should not forget the fact that the only fault of the greatest number of those who perished in the Ustasha camps was only identity. Among them there were a lot of children who, among all other things were taken from them, and seized the opportunity to grow up in people.

Authors are Vanja Šmulja, Spomenka Kuzmanović and Ljubica Milekić.

Professional consultant is Dragoslav Ilić.