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Kula, Serbia
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Kula - The mass executions in Kula were hardly any less terrifying. In the fall of 1944 over two hundred Danube Swabians perished and the methods were even more brutal than in Werbass. Whole families were beaten to death. That was the case with Dr. Saur and his wife and two small children. Here again it was the intellectuals and leaders of the community who were on the liquidation lists.
(Source:
"Genocide Carried out by the Tito Partisans" Österreichische Historiker-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Für Kärnten & Steiermark (Austrian Historian Working Group for Kärnten and Steiermark)

Silk Factory at Werbass/Vrbas
Towards the end of 1945 this former silk factory was established as a central camp for the Germans of the Middle-Batschka. It also had jurisdiction over the relatively large work camps at Tschervenka, Kula and Weprowatz. The conditions there were worse than in a prison. Since there was no more work to be done in the fields as of December 1946, the camp commander made the inmates stand in formation from 5 to 11 o'clock during the bitter cold winter mornings. Then he let them sit till evening in the court yard. The camp was most likely dissolved the beginning of 1948.

Photo Collections

Erik Glässer Archives (Martin Glässer had a brick industry in Kula & the surrounding towns.)

 

 
Roman Catholic Church in Kula (Photo taken by Erik Glässer, Apr 2012)
 
View of the town of Kula, 1941
(the Serbian Orthodox Church in forefront)


Erik Glässer Archives