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The TV serial “Camp is the address” consisted of four 24 minutes programs dealing with data and controversies of 4 Nazi camps in Belgrade during WWII. The serial was produced by professional and rewarded independent production company A-Media, which choose an atypical approach to the theme. The main task to inform general public in Serbia about existence and tragedies in 4 camps during WWII was reached mainly through testimonies of people who survived and through persuasive comments of several best Serbian historians dealing with the theme. The young students had lead in each program presenting their limited cognitions and ambition to learn more on camps realities. TV serial was composed to target the wide public to fulfill the main task of the project – against oblivion of events in Belgrade during WWII. The serial task was to inform the citizens on WWII realities which are forgotten or very poorly known to most citizens of Serbia due to permanent efforts of authorities to hide the truth. It was very successfully done by the author serious and objective approach to historical events using very impressive testimonies by live people who were camp victims and serious analysis by several historians who disseminate unknown facts and analysis to most TV viewers. The authors approach was not only to present the facts but also to stimulate emotions of the viewers.

Besides presenting facts through witnesses testimonies the four programs deal also with the social perceptions of the camps which are modestly known to most Belgrade citizens. Most of them don’t know that four camps exist, who the victims were and what happened to them. The “Staro Sajmiste” where Samlin Camp for Jews was and receiving camps for future victim was is totally neglected in spite of decade’s long announcements by politicians and different plans how to mark the place of suffering. The condition in other three ex camps sites is similar with two sites being candidates for new shopping centers buildings.

The four TV programs pervade present and the past. The first program “The Gas” speaks about places and people – how the places where Nazi camps was look today and how those sites are used; who were the people that died there and how they died; what people from Belgrade know about them. The second program “The Signs” speaks about signs left for future generations on the camps posts, what are school books telling to young people on camps, what signs on future disaster exists before the camps, how we understand today the signs of camps. The third program, “The Keys” on ways how resources were robbed and what is current state doing on that problem today, how politicians seize the right to decide what is to be done with camps spaces. The fourth program “The Chess” speaks about politics which produced massive crimes and camps; how current authorities are positioning themselves toward WWII, toward collaborators to fascists, what is to be remembered and what is to be hushed up and how is ideological policy of remembrance produced.

  • "Camp is the address", part 1: Gas

  • "Camp is the address", part 2: Signs

  • "Camp is the address", part 3: Keys

  • "Camp is the address", part 4: Chess

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  • From the interview with Milovan Pisari

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  • From the interview with Olga Manojlović Pintar

  • From the interview with Đokica Jovanović