Mirkovci

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Mirkovci
Village
Mirkovci-Мирковци-Szegfalu.jpg
Naselje Mirkovci-Насеље Мирковци.jpg
Mirkovci is located in Croatia
Mirkovci
Mirkovci
Coordinates: 45°16′16″N 18°51′00″E / 45.271°N 18.850°E / 45.271; 18.850Coordinates: 45°16′16″N 18°51′00″E / 45.271°N 18.850°E / 45.271; 18.850
Country  Croatia
Region Syrmia (Podunavlje)
County Flag of Vukovar-Syrmia County.svg Vukovar-Srijem
City Vinkovci
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,283
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration VK

Mirkovci (Hungarian: Szegfalu, Serbian Cyrillic: Мирковци) is a village and the suburb of town Vinkovci, in eastern Croatia. It is in the Syrmia region, located immediately southeast of Vinkovci. The Vinkovci-Gunja railway separates it from the rest of the city. The population is 3,283 (census 2011).

History[edit]

In the vicinity, the Roman town of Cibalae (Vinkovci) was the birthplace of Valentinian I in 321.

During the Second World War, 107 ethnic Serbs were transferred and killed in the Jasenovac concentration camp by the Croatian fascist Ustashe.[2]

The majority of the inhabitants are ethnic Serbs.[citation needed] A former village, Milovanci (Hungarian: Monostormilvány) is today part of Mirkovci.

Croatian War of Independence[edit]

During the Croatian War of Independence, Mirkovci was under Serb control as a part of self-proclaimed SAO Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia (1991–1992), Republic of Serbian Krajina (1992-1995) and United Nations protectorate of Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia (1995-1998).[3] In his book Warrior's Honour: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience, Canadian author Michael Ignatieff writes;

  • Theorists like Samuel Huntington, would lead me to believe that there is a fault line running through the back gardens of Mirkovci [a village in eastern Croatia], with the Croats in the bunker representing the civilization of the Catholic Roman West and the Serbs nearby representing Byzantium, Orthodoxy, and the Cyrillic East. ... here in Mirkovci, I don't see civilizational fault lines, geological templates that have split apart. These metaphors take for granted what needs to be explained: how neighbors once ignorant of very idea that they belong to opposed civilizations begin to think-and hate-in these terms, how they vilify and demonize people they once called friends... [4]

Education[edit]

Elementary School "Nikola Tesla"[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Mirkovci". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  2. ^ https://cp13.heritagewebdesign.com/~lituchy/victim_search.php?field=origin&searchtype=contains&data=mirkovci
  3. ^ http://www.icty.org/x/cases/kordic/trans/en/991019it.htm
  4. ^ Michael Ignatieff, Warrior's Honour: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience (New York: Henry Holt, 1997), p. 36