Šumarice Memorial Park

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Interrupted Flight
Artist Miodrag Živković
Year 1963 (1963)
Type Sculpture
Location Kragujevac,  Serbia

October in Kragujevac Memorial Park (Serbian: Spomen-park „Kragujevački oktobar“, Спомен-парк „Крагујевачки октобар“), also known as Šumarice Memorial Park (Memorijalni park Šumarice, Меморијални парк Шумарице), is the site near Kragujevac, Serbia of the execution of an estimated 3,000 men and boys of the town by the German occupation forces on October 21, 1941, during World War II. According to Cohen, "All males from the town between the ages of sixteen and sixty were assembled and the victims -- including high school students -- were selected from among them."[1]

There are several monuments in the park: the monument to the murdered schoolchildren and their teachers (the "Interrupted Flight" monument), the "Monument of pain and defiance", the "One hundred for one" monument, the "Resistance and Freedom" monument, and the monument to shoe cleaners, are some of the best known.

The 21st October Museum is located at the site of the massacre.

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  1. ^ Philip. J. Cohen, "Serbia's Secret War", p.38

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Coordinates: 44°01′24″N 20°54′02″E / 44.02333°N 20.90056°E / 44.02333; 20.90056