Ljiljana Spasić, representative of the Civic Action Pančevo addressed the gathering and stressed the importance of commemorating the anniversary of Srdjan Aleksić’s death, whose example of humanity must not be forgotten having in mind that January 27 is also International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Marko Milosavljević from YIHR emphasized a need that the memory of Srdjan Aleksic and of all those who were rescuing people during the wars in former Yugoslavia becomes part of Serbia’s remembrance policy. He stressed that the Srdjan Aleksić’s passages that exist today in several towns in the region should be the markers of different politics of Serbia – the one that will abandon the policy of war crimes, which is not the case yet.
Let us remind you, young man Srdjan Aleksić was brutally beaten at the green market in Trebinje on January 21, 1993. On that day, he tried to defend his fellow citizen Alen Glavonić from four members of the Republic of Srpka Army. As a consequence of beatings, he fell into coma and died on January 27, 1993. Srdjan’s father wrote in the obituary: “He died while performing his human duty”. One of Srdjan’s attackers was killed in the war and the rest were sentenced to 28 months in prison.