Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Death to Fascism, freedom to the people!"

Death to fascism, freedom to the people!” was a Yugoslav Partisan motto, later the official slogan of the entire Resistance movement.

The slogan became popular after death of Croatian Partisan Stjepan Filipović. As he was about to be hanged on May 22, 1942, he defiantly thrust his hands upward and denounced the Germans and their Axis allies as murderers. A subsequently-famous photograph was taken from which a statue was cast.

These busts stand in Kalemegdan Park.


18 comments:

Jack said...

A nice photograph, Bibi, and an interesting and uplifting narrative.

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks like those guys have been put in the cooler -:)

Alexa said...

I was kind of thinking what Chuck is thinking. And I love the way you framed this shot.

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent Bibi!

Virginia said...

Lovely composition here Bibi.
V

Anonymous said...

Here's the old photo:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Stjepan_Filipovic.jpg

And the statue:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/36/Stjepan_Filipovi%C4%87.JPG/800px-Stjepan_Filipovi%C4%87.JPG

Olivier said...

de belles statues en hommage aux hommes qui se sont battus contre le fascisme

Lily Hydrangea said...

interesting post for today Bibi.
I also like your divine lamp from yesterday as well as the clever way you worked in the word 'desire'.

Andy said...

I always admire freedom fighters. It was a time in history when the world went insane.

Carraol said...

Great picture and slogan, heroes are indispensable for mankind. In our days there is a need for one or two.

Saretta said...

I second that sentiment!

mir said...

who are these men? do you know their names?

Bogdan said...

men buried here are, from left to right:

Moša Pijade - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo%C5%A1a_Pijade

Ivo Lola Ribar - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivo_Lola_Ribar

Đuro Đaković - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%90uro_%C4%90akovi%C4%87

and

Ivan Milutinović - http://sr.wikipedia.org/sr/%D0%98%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD_%D0%9C%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%83%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%9B

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is always moved to read of those who participated in the various resistance movements across Europe in the dark days of World War II.

British writer Antony Beevor paints one of the most chilling portraits of Hitler's lust for blood, even the blood of the German people, in his "Berlin- The Downfall - 1945".

Thérèse said...

Comme quoi les actes sont bien plus difficiles a realiser que les mots a ecrire!

Daryl said...

Its sad one must fight for freedom

Anonymous said...

@mir
Moša Pijadе, Ivо Lоlа Ribаr,
Đurо Đаkоvić and Ivan Мilutinović

mir said...

@anonymous

thanks a lot.