Monument to the uprising of the people of Kordun and Banija (simply known as Petrova Gora Monument) is a World War II monument built on Petrovac, the highest peak of Petrova Gora (English: Peter’s Mountain), a mountain range in central Croatia. It was the site of one of the tragic World War II episodes, when about 300 desperate Serb peasants armed only with pitchforks, died attacking members of the Ustaše militia at the top of the mountain, during breakthrough of the enemy ring in 1942. The monument is a symbol of suffering and heroic struggle foremost of the Serbian population in this region, who, starting in the spring of 1941, had been the subject of Ustaše crimes and persecution. After the founding of the first partisan units in Kordun and Banija Croats and Serbs fought together against fascism and occupation. This region was also a founding site of the Main headquarters of the PLA of Croatia, Partisan Hospitalwas active during the whole war and in 1944 the 3rd session of ZAVNOH was held in Topusko.
Author of the monument is Vojin Bakić. The construction of the monument was completed in 1981.
Today, it is in a much worse state, since a number of the stainless steel plates are stolen. (source)
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