Memorial Area on the Bank of the Danube
Will freedom know how to sing?
During the entire time of the Second World War, there was a free partisan territory on Fruška Gora, with partisan bases all over the mountain, hidden in dugouts. In 1942, the strongest scale of the liberation war in Vojvodina was in Srem. The Fruška Gora and the Danube Detachments gathered on Fruška Gora in March 1942 by the end of June carried out over 30 successful actions.
Due to the mass participation of the people of Srem in the People’s Liberation War, the Germans decided to launch an offensive at the end of September 1943, which would involve the widest area of Srem until then. The goal of the offensive was to destroy partisan units, plunder and burn villages, and to take all able-bodied men to concentration camps. The Germans engaged 30,000 soldiers for the offensive.
The memorial space is located on the bank of the Danube, below the vineyards in Krčedin, at a distance of about five kilometers from the village of Krčedin, and at the place which once held the entrance to the partisan base, a hewn stone wall was erected, on which a black granite slab was installed.
The following words were engraved on the slab:
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM AND A BETTER LIFE OF THEIR PEOPLE, LAZAREVIĆ DUŠAN, MLADENOVIĆ NADEŽDA, RELIĆ ŽIVAN AND VOLKAR JELICA HEROICALLY DIED HERE IN SEPTEMBER 1943.
These partisans perished during the first phase of the enemy offensive in 1943 on Fruška Gora. During the offensive, the enemy accidentally discovered several partisan dugouts on the stretch from Krčedin to Beška on the bank of the Danube. That is how this base was discovered, and all those who found themselves in it perished in a conflict with enemy soldiers.
As this is one of the important historical places from the People’s Liberation War, it was placed under the protection of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in 1982.