The Raid Victims Memorial

The Raid Victims Memorial was built in remembrance of the ’January Raid’ carried out from January 21st to January 23rd 1942 in Novi Sad. During these three days Hungarian fascists executed over a thousand people – Serbs, Jews and Gypsies. In 1971 at this place by the Danube river a 4 m tall bronze monument called ’The Family’ was put up. The author of the monument is a famous sculptor Jovan Soldatović. In 1992 the same author created 78 bronze plates which were added to the memorial. Four of the plates tell the story of this tragical event in Serbian and Hebrew, and the other 66 plates hold the names of the victims. The memorial is designated as cultural heritage site of great importance.