On October 31st a visit to the Jadar Museum was organized within the framework of LOVE integration support, with a group of refugees who are housed at the asylum center in Banja Koviljaca.
After numerous questions about the history of Serbia, civil war, and security in the Balkans, APC arranged with the Museum a visit and viewing of permanent exhibitions and the thematic exhibition on the occasion of the centenary since the end of the First World War.
Hungry for information and with plenty of eagerness and interest, refugees followed all of the explanations and information given by curator Marija Šelić-Marković and explored the exhibited works. This helped the refugees to better understand the local reactions to refugees staying in Loznica and Banja Koviljaca, but also it enabled their understanding of how many colliding world interests, battles, struggles, uprisings, and human losses affected this area.
They also had the opportunity to see the Monument to a Boy - a participant in the battles on the Thessaloniki front, which will be set up in Loznica for the next few days.
The very beginnings of the First and Second World War happened within this region.
Through Marija Šelić-Marković's emotional stories, the refugees were taught about the customs, the way of life, and of traditional family life in this region.
This post was originally published on Home - Centar za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila / Asylum Protection Center.