Serbs in Mostar

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<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The Serbs of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, numbered about 24,000 at the outbreak of the Bosnian War in 1992, during which a majority of them left. With the city's post-war division into Croat and Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) halves, very few Serbs have returned. As a result, its current Serb population is generally assumed to negligible, despite the fact that the last census was conducted in 1991.

History

Literature and culture

Serb singing society "Gusle"

The Serb singing society "Gusle" was founded on December 18, 1888 in Mostar. There were 50 founding members, with Jovo R. Šola (Јово Р. Шола) chosen as the first president of the society.

Zora

Zora was a Serb literary magazine founded in 1896, central to Mostar's reputation as a centre of culture. Its full name was Zora: Časopis za zabavu, pokuku i kulturu (Зора: Часопис за забаву, поуку и књижевност).

The "Small Library"

Churches

During the Bosnian War of 1992-95, the Serb Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity () and the Church of the Birth of the Most Holy Virgin (), both dating to the mid 19th century, were demolished by the Croatian Defence Council. The cathedral was also known as the New Orthodox Church (), while the latter was known as the Old Orthodox Church (). According to the...
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