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It's really worth the trek to see these three huge, imposing and defiant fists, perched at the top of a hill overlooking Niš. Take the bus (line 4 - Bubanj) to the end of the line then walk up the hill on the road, follow the path to the left through the forest and proceed for about 20minutes. 
One of the biggest execution sites in Yugoslavia during the second world war, an estimated 10-15,000 people were shot at this remote location south west of the city centre. The precise number of victims is not known, since, in an attempt to cover up their crimes just before the end of the war (August 1944), the Germans dug out and burnt numerous bones over 20 days.
The three monumental fists of varying sizes, symbolising a child, woman and man, was presented to the public on Nis liberation day (14th October 1963). The work of Croatian sculptor Ivan Sabolić, it remains as a bold protest and stark reminder of the horrors of less than a century ago. Lest we forget.


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