The Memorial in Jarek may be erected
Official Journal of the Municipality Temerin
Vol. XLIX — Nr. 18 Temerin July 21, 2016
On the basis of Article 32, Paragraph 1, Item 6 of the Statute about the local self-administration (“Official Journal of
the Republic Serbia,” Nr. 129/07 and 83/14 — of public law), Article 4 of the resolution about the erection of a
memorial in the territory of the Community Temerin (“Official Journal of the Municipality Temerin,” Nr. 20/14 and
Article 35, Paragraph 1, Item 6 of the statute of the Municipality Temerin (“Official Journal of the Municipality
Temerin,” Nr. 6/14 — revised text also 14/14).
The municipal council Temerin adopted, at the fifth session of July 21, 2016, the following
RESOLUTION ABOUT THE ERECTION OF A MEMORIAL FOR THE DANUBE SWABIANS IN BATSCHKI JAREK
The council of the Municipality Temerin adopted the resolution that for the Danube Swabians at the village of
Batschki Jarek, Block 31, Parcel Nr. 1765/2 Kat. Batschki Jarek a memorial will be erected, all according to the plan
of the detailed regulation of Block 31 in the settlement Batschkli Jarek.
The council of the Municipality Temerin will establish a committee for the execution of this resolution.
This resolution goes into effect on the day of the adoption of the resolution and will be published in the “Official
Journal of the Municipality Temerin.”
REPUBLIC SERBIA AP VOJVODINA
CHAIRMAN OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL — MUNICIPALITY TEMERIN
ROBERT PASTOR, S.R.
FROM JULY 21, 2016, TEMERIN
(official seal of the Municipality Temerin)
The municipal council in Temerin has resolved on July 21 that the memorial in Bački Jarak/Jarek may be erected. This was
published under Nr. 06-21-4/2016-01 in the Official Temerin Journal. The published announcement in the crystal-clear official
language was received by the editorial department. in the newspaper BLIC the following article was published on July 28, 2016
which relies on the publishing in the municipal newspaper:
“MEMORIAL FOR THE GERMAN VICTIMS OF THE CAMP IN BAČKI JARAK”
A memorial for the Danube Swabians who lost their lives in the camp Bački Jarak during and after the Second World War will be erected in that place. The unveiling shall take place yet in fall.
The Federal Executive Board (Bundesvorstand) will inform the fellow Danube Swabians (Landsleute) about further
developments in appropriate form!
The municipal council of Temerin has resolved to erect a memorial in commemoration of the 6,500 victims, predominantly women and children, who lost their lives in the camp. Anton Beck, member of the committee and delegate of the Federal Association (Bundesverband) of the Territorial Association of Danube Swabians said that we have waited for the memorial in Jarek for twelve years already. It will be a plain memorial with a cross and a plaque with a text describing what happened at this place. We are now only waiting for the building permit; everything else has been prepared, said Beck. Beck added: in Bački Jarak there was no camp with barracks but instead the entire village was converted into a camp.
Up to 120 people were placed in the houses, sometimes even two families in one room. Not all of them died due to violence, execution by shooting, but they rather died due to illness, cold and hunger. They didn’t get anything to eat for days, and couldn’t procure food themselves because the village was guarded by Partisans, said Beck.
Retranslation of the German translated from the Serbian newspaper BLIC with small correction and changes. German
The original report can be found on the Internet at the Website: http://www.blic.rs/vesti/drustvo/dize-se-spomenik-nemcima-zrtvama-logora-u-backom-jarku/b7b91ce
Der Donauschwabe — Mitteilungen
Beginning of May 2017 the memorial in Jarek will be dedicated.
The Federal Association (Bundesverband) at present is informing the Danube Swabians about this dedication ceremony planned
for the beginning of 2017.
Should there be sufficient interest, a trip to Jarek will take place.
The Bundesverband has prepared a questionnaire for the organized preparation.
(see information from the Bundesverband on our website)
In case that there exists enough interest of the Jarekers, we would organize our own trip. This trip would again be planned by airplane and bus. Whoever would like to participate in this trip, can get in touch with:
Inge Morgenthaler Tel. 07021-71268 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Rettinger Tel. 07203-1642 or by e-mail email@example.com
The Bundesverband has prepared a questionnaire for the organized preparation.
Organized preparation for the dedication ceremony of the memorial in Bački Jarak/Jarek in the Vojvodina/Serbia Ulm, November 2016
Dear fellow Danube Swabians (Landsleute),
No doubt exists any more now whether the memorial will be erected, for the construction approval is in hand since July 21, 2016. The construction work will start very shortly.
The responsible carrier of the project is the Territorial Association (Landsmannschaft) of Danube Swabians,
Bundesverband e.V., and thus also responsible for the organizational processes.
For the organization and implementation of the dedication ceremony the Bundesverband needs planning security, for which it definitely needs information from prospective participants.
Therefore, the cordial request goes out to all Landsleute to help us to be able to prepare a grand and dignified dedication ceremony. This newsletter appeals to individual Landsleute, societies, associations and friend of Danube Swabians!
Please answer the following questions and return the filled-out form by January 15, 2017. It will depend on the result of the evaluation whether the Bundesverband of Danube Swabians in Germany will be proactive toward this trip or not.
In each and every case, those who have send back the questionnaire will receive a notification!
1. Will you presumably participate in the dedication ceremony, which according to the present prospect is to be in May 2017
(preferably the first week of May)? yes ______ no _______
If yes, how many persons will probably travel with you _________
2. Which mode of travel would you prefer?
Under your own control __________ group travel by bus ______________ group flight and then continue by chartered
3. Would your Heimatortsgemeinschaft (society, club) organize its own trip? yes ______ no _______
4. How long should the stay in Serbia/Vojvodina last? ________ days
5. Will you travel only because of the dedication _______ or would you want to visit other places also? ________
6. Will you need hotel room(s)? single room(s) ___________ double room(s) __________
7. At the day of the dedication, would you want to participate in a mutual noon meal? yes ______ no _______, and if yes, how many persons? _________
Information that we need from you:
last and first name ____________________________________
St./Nr. and town ___________________________________
From which village/town do you originate: ____________
Please send your reply to:
Landsmannschaft der Donauschwaben, Bundesverband e.V., Geschäftsstelle:
Haus der Donauschwabenin 71065 Sindelfingen,
Breakthrough after twelve years —
The memorial in Jarek may now be erected!
The nagging question of fellow Danube Swabians (Landsleute) to the Federal Association of the Territorial Association of
Danube Swabians (Bundesverband der Landsmannschaft der Donauschwaben):
“When will finally the memorial in Jarek erected?” can now be definitely answered., since the official construction permit for
the memorial at the mass graves in Jarek has been received since September 27, 2016!
Here is the most important excerpt translated from Serbian and retranslated from the German translation:
AUTHORIZATION FOR THE ERECTION OF THE MEMORIAL FOR DANUBE SWABIANS is granted to the Landsmannschaft of Danube Swabians of Germany, and, indeed, at the locality in Bački Jarak in Stojanovica Street bb, on the area for public purposes, parcel number 1765/2, cadastre municipality Bački Jarak according to the development plan for Block
31 in the settlement Bački Jarak and pursuant to the preliminary design number 09-01/16 of July 25, 2016. Developed by the public entity “Directions for Construction and Urban Development of the Mmunicipality Temerin,” Temerin. The feature of the resolution is:
We can now begin immediately with the work for the erection of the memorial. We will commit all of our forces and
possibilities in order to reach a prompt completion. As soon as an assured date for the dedication becomes apparent, we will inform the Landsleute and associations (Verbände) in a suitable form worldwide. In order to be able to begin now with the organizational preparations, we are absolutely dependent upon your assistance.
So that possibly many can participate in the great event of the dedication celebration, we will circulate a questionnaire
with which we like to reach the necessary planning assurance.
The questionnaire is included in the Heimatbrief and we request that if you plan to participate in the dedication
ceremony, to return it as soon as possible to the address indicated on the questionnaire.
Furthermore, the Bundesverband of the Landsmannschaft of Danube Swabians requests, which as the organizational carrier has undertaken this task for our great community of fate (Schicksalsgemeinschaft), to support this task, each one according to his means.
We greet you and thank you cordially already for your support.
for the Bundesverband
for the Weltdachverband (World Umbrella Association)
Architectural description of the memorial has been taken from the documents of the Building Permission:
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE MEMORIAL:
The memorial for the Danube Swabians in Bački Jarak consists of a cross, two vertical standing plaques with inscriptions.
The cross is in the shape of a Latin cross, with three arms of the same dimensions and a lower elongated arm. the total height of the cross amounts to 350 cm, the dimensions of the shorter arm: height, 55 cm; width, 30 cm; thickness, 15 cm. The longer arm is 265 cm high, with variable width, which at the base totals 50 cm and at the connection with the horizontal arms 30 cm. The angles between the arms have been rounded off, with an radius of 10 cm from the upper and 15 cm from the lower side of the horizontal arms. The cross will be completed from granite on a steel-concrete base plate with dimensions 50x30x80 cm. The plaques with the inscriptions will be erected on both sides of the cross.
The width of a plaque totals 130 cm at the base and the height 100 cm. The width of the upper edge of the plaque totals: for the plaque to the left of the cross (viewed from the front) 114 cm. so that it outer edge is standing sloped at an angle of 10°; for the plaque at the right of the cross, 123 cm, so that the outer edge stands sloped at an angle of 50°.
The text of the plaques is engraved in German and Serbian script. Here is the wording of the German text:
DIESE GEDENKSTÄTTE BEWAHRT DIE ERRINERUNG AN UNSERE DONAUSCHWÄBISCHEN MITBÜRGER, DIE IM
INTERNIERUNGSLAGER IN BACKI-JARAK UMD LRBEN GEKOMMEN SIND UND HIER IHRE LETZTE RUHE FANDEN.
SIE MÖGEN RUHEN IN FRIEDEN, WIR WERDEN SIE NIE VERGESSEN!
DAS LAGERR BACKI-JARAK (JAREK) BESTAND VON DEZEMBER 1944 BIS APRIL 1946.
Die Donauschwaben im Jahre 2017
(THIS MEMORIAL PRESERVES THE MEMORY OF OUR DANUBE SWABIAN FELLOW CITIZENS, WHO HAVE DIED IN THE
INTERNMENT CAMP BAČKI-JARAK AND FOUND THEIR FINAL REST HERE. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE; WE WILL NEVER
THE CAMP BAČKI-JARAK (JAREK) EXISTED FROM DECEMBER 1944 UNTIL APRIL 1946.
The Danube Swabians in the year 2017)
The negotiations conducted for over twelve years with false hopes and many setbacks have never kept us from our duty of erecting a dignified commemorative and memorial site for our dead at the mass graves. We would never permit that our dead will be forgotten.