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AVNOJ Museum, Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 44° 20.284 E 017° 16.109
33T E 680838 N 4911924
Quick Description: AVNOJ is the the short name for Second Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia. The house where such council happened is now home of a museum, in the small town of Jajce.
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date Posted: 1/5/2012 7:47:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMDER7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
The museum is located in south Jajce, on the right bank of the Pliva.

The construction of the building began in 1932 and ended in 1934.Destroyed by the Partizans in 1942, was later rebuilt to host the historical AVNOJ Session. Upon the order of the Supreme Headquarters the building was reconstructed by architect Ziva Djordjevic.

On November 29 and 30, 1943, 142 councilors participated in the Second AVNOJ Session, which was held in this building. The representatives of BiH, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia gave up on a part of their sovereignty to create a federation. The following document was passed at the session: Decision to create Federal Republic of Yugoslavia whose peoples will have equal rights, thus ending the process of creation of Yugoslavia’s state authorities. Given the major historical value of the building, the building was reconstructed again in 1947 and 1953. Some elements of the reconstruction remained visible to date.

The Museum of the Second AVNOJ Session was founded in 1953 as a central, Yugoslavian, museum and memorial institution.

The first permanent Museum collection, which was later revised, was opened to public on February 18, 1959.
Theme:
Political History


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
All days but Monday, Couldn't find the opening hours.


Cost: 2.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Street Address: Not listed

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