Memorial Kadinjača

Memorial KadinjačaAmong other monuments around Užice, one in particular is worth seeing – Memorial on Kadinjača ( 14 km towards west from Užice ). The memorial is dedicated to the troops of Workers Battalion from Užice, the Posavec and the Orasans, who scarified their lives on 29th November 1941. by protecting the retreat of the main partisan troops from Užice towards Sandžak.

As a memory on their resistance in 1952 the memorial was unveiled – the pyramid under which is the crypt where the remains of the majority of fallen soldiers who lost their lives on Kadinjača were placed.

In 1979 a new memorial was unveiled, when the Worker’ s battalion was given the medal of Order of The National Hero. The authentic situation of the battle on Kadinjača, the idea of the memorial monument and the building of the Memorial Home were given by the sculptor Miodrag ŽivkoviĆ and the architect Aleksandar Đokić from Belgrade.

Within this memorial, at about 15 acres, there is a memorial home where visitors can get information on the monument and the battle on Kadinjača. There is a permanent exhibition taking place in memorial home ” Workers’ Battalion and the Battle on Kadinjača ” at the area of about 150 m2 with more than 300 exhibited items. In one of the rooms for exhibitions there is an exhibition ” Užice Region in NATO Aggression Against Yugoslavia” .

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