Gruban Malić

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Gruban Malić is a fictional character and the anti-hero in Miodrag Bulatović's novel Heroj na magarcu ili Vreme srama (Hero on a Donkey).[1][2] Scholar Vasa D. Mihailovic has described the character as a "tragicomical anti-hero" and is "a combination of Don Quixote and Soldier Schweik, without the sad resignation of the former and the wisecracking of the latter."[3]

Malić received media attention due to a 1995 hoax that began with Yugoslavian war correspondent Nebojša Jevrić began telling an American journalist about a war criminal by the name of Gruban Malić, who had committed the most rapes while serving as a guard at the Omarska camp.[1][2][4][5] The story of Malić spread and culminated in Judge Richard Goldstone and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia including the character on a list of Serbian war criminals.[4] After the list was made public the hoax was quickly detected but the charges against the character were not dropped until 1998. Jevrić later published a book about the hoax, Hero on a Donkey Goes to The Hague.[4]


  1. ^ Mihailovich, Vasa D. (1966). "Heroj na magarcu ili Vreme srama (Book Review)". Books Abroad. 40 (2): 226–227. JSTOR 40120721. 
  2. ^ The Rackham Journal of the Arts and Humanities. University of Michigan. 1987. p. 63. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Mihailovich, Vasa D. (1968). "The Eerie World of Miodrag Bulatović". The Slavic and East European Journal. 12 (3): 325–326. JSTOR 304016. 
  4. ^ a b c Ratzlav-Katz, Nissan. "When Goldstone Indicted a Fictional Character (and a Dead Man)". Israel National News. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Jokic, Aleksandar (2004). "Genocidalism". The Journal of Ethics. 8 (3): 291–292. JSTOR 25115796. 


  1. ^ Tihomir Brajović: Autsajderska paradigma i rat
  2. ^ Srpska Mreza: Hero on a Donkey Goes to the Hague
  3. ^ International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: CASE NO. IT-95-4-I
  4. ^ Srpska Mreza, Op. cit.
  5. ^ International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: CC/PIU/314-E