Kadinjača

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Photo of the Kadinjača monument in western Serbia.

Kadinjača is a village, fourteen kilometers from the city of Užice, Serbia, on the route of the highway Užice - Bajina Bašta. It is famous for its memorial of Kadinjača.

Besides the beautiful nature, Kadinjača can boast success in the production of potatoes, raspberries and a good plum brandy. The locals of that region are largely related to the city of Užice in which many employees by companies Užice.

Kadinjača Memorial was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.

Fighters Workers Battalion Monument on Kadinjača[edit]

Memorial complex near Užice Kadinjača testifies about the days of the November 1941, when members of the Workers Battalion of Užice Partisan Detachment, which was commanded by Andrija Đurović, provided fierce resistance to far superior German enemy, who at that time carried out offensive against the liberated territory "Republic of Užice". Workers Battalion brave fighters were killed in the battle of Kadinjača on 29 November 1941. German forces broke through the last defense of free Užice, but the heroism of the hero remained remembered in the years that followed.

The complex is a complex architectural museum form, which comprises the segments built between 1952 and 1979 year. In the first phase, the 1952, Kadinjača the monument was erected under the pyramid shape which is the crypt where lie the remains of members of the Workers' battalion were killed during the Battle of Kadinjača.

Significantly expanding and complex expansion occurred in 1979, when, by project whose authors were sculptor Miodrag Živković, and architect Aleksandar Đokić, ended its arrangement whereby he received its present appearance. The entire memorial complex was officially opened by the President Josip Broz Tito on 23 September 1979.

A special segment of the exhibition complex is over three hundred items and authentic documents, mostly related to members of the Workers Battalion. The issue of personal documents, photographs, archival materials, weapons and other three-dimensional objects.

On the memorial monument verses by Užice poet Slavko Vukosavljević were written:

My Native country, did you know?
There is a whole battalion killed ...
Red blood blossomed
through the snow cover, cold and white.

At night snow overblown that also.
However, in the south ... Military walk ...
fourteenth kilometer will fall,
but never will

Kadinjača.

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Coordinates: 43°54′43″N 19°44′32″E / 43.91194°N 19.74222°E / 43.91194; 19.74222