Serbian War Crimes in 1885???

18 Jan


I knew this title would attract some attention from my Serbian buddies!!! It will also get its fair share of haters too. 🙂

War is a terrible thing. It is usually very difficult to find something positive or a humane act that is worth noting.

My country has been involved in many military conflicts over the years. I remember sitting in my Mexican classroom talking with my students about war. They asked me to name all of the wars that the USA has been involved in since The Civil War. 😮 😮 OMG! Could I do it?? I started to sweat and gave up! I asked them the last time they were involved in a war.They quickly replied ” The Mexican American War  and our independence” DAMN!!! My country has been through countless wars and conflicts since that war.

The Balkans have had their fair share of war too! The Serbs tend to get blamed for all the bad things that happened during these conflicts. I am not a Balkan scholar….. I don’t even pretend to be very bright , but when there is a military conflict there are usually horrible things committed on both sides!! Thank God for our international media that is always looking out for us. They would never mislead us, would they??? They always show both sides of every conflict and never have a hidden agenda!! ahahahahahaha… The media is one thing that gets me fired up. If you turn on a newscast in the USA you would think we had two totally different countries. MSNBC is my choice for news. They are known for leaning LIBERAL and then on the other side of the aisle you have FOX… They are the CONSERVATIVE news source! I am not going to sit here and talk about how insane Fox News is, but they have a totally different view. I thought it was NEWS!!!!! The days of a balanced and unbiased newscast are over! If a station is owned by large corporations… WHAT DO YOU EXPECT!!!!???? (shaking my head in disgust)

In 1885 the Serbs and Bulgarians were in a bloody conflict. They had many wounded soldiers on each side. Serbia had founded the Red Cross a few years earlier in 1876.  Bulgaria formed their Red Cross in September of 1885!!! They were both being offered additional assistance from the Red Cross organizations throughout Europe, but Bulgaria had a big problem!!! Serbia stood between them and Europe and the Danube River was frozen solid!! They had many wounded and sick soldiers that were in dire need of medical treatment. What did the Serbs do??? Let them freeze, starve and die??? NO! They did something that only was unheard of!!!! They halted the war for one day to allow medical supplies into Bulgaria!!!! The Austrian Red Cross had contacted the Serbs about the need of supplying the Bulgarians with needed supplies, and it was  supported  by  the group of  Serbian surgeons, the Serbian Army Headquarters proclaimed the one-day armistice and opened the state border, allowing the Red Cross entry. The two delegations met near the small town of Pirot, Serbia.  That wasn’t the end of it! The Bulgarians were still short of medical supplies and the Serbian opened their medical supplies and shared with their enemy!!!!


This act didn’t go unnoticed! The headquarters of the International Red Cross in Geneva hung up a plaque in their hallway that states “Be Humane Like Serbia in 1885”



Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Through my eyes


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22 responses to “Serbian War Crimes in 1885???

  1. Jovan

    January 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    And they were so grateful, so they ,,Bulgarised” Serbs in WW1 and WW2. Killing people and teaching bulgarian in our schools. I don’t have anything against present-day Bulgarians, but in Serbia, they are called “zabadači noža u leđa”(backstabbers).

    • cather76

      January 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      it seems the whole world has done that to Serbs.. thanks for reading..

  2. pseudonim

    January 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Wow, great story! Even as as Serbian I didn’t know this, as do many people in Serbia today don’t know.

    • cather76

      January 19, 2013 at 5:34 am

      thanks for reading, my friend…happy to help


    January 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    days that shocked the world 🙂

    • cather76

      January 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      🙂 thanks for reading.. 🙂

  4. vuckovic75

    January 19, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Man , I just billed US company for 3 working hours while I was reading and listening to your B(v)logs 😀 . You made me think A LOT , about hings I’m taking for granted . Thank you for that , and please keep up the good work . These people here , really need people like you . Next time you are in Nis, drinks on me.

    • cather76

      January 20, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      ahhahha.. what a great comment.. you made my day… i will be back in Nis in March!!!! Look me up!!!

  5. why does serbia always get backstabed???

    January 19, 2013 at 4:35 am

    i think serbia can even make friends with the devil himself until the devil doesn’t start realizing that he himself is turning good

  6. Amedar

    January 19, 2013 at 5:08 am

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  7. ‚Alexa

    January 22, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Are you ready to meet notorious Chetniks? You’ re watching this on your own risk to be shocked by djeneral Draza atrocity buahahaahah

    Not recommended for persons under 18!!!

  8. Ana Honoria Radakovic

    January 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    stealing this beauty..

  9. Todor Jivkov

    August 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    After that the serbs fu**ed up Bulgaria good – taking Nis, Pirot and Bosilegrad, all Bulgarian teritories, taking Makedonia, doing serbanisation and makedonisation of the newly conquered land. I think they should change the plaque to “Be a human as serbia in Srebrenica, July 1995”!!!
    A Bulgarian that will never forget what serbia did to his country, both good and bad things! 🙂

    • Dalibor

      November 12, 2014 at 1:36 am

      On which side was your country in the WWI and WWII? You should thank God you still have a country. Niš, Pirot and Bosilegrad were always part of Serbia, and Macedonians are Serbs so watch it. Next time we will take Ćustendil and Sofija. Google Battle of Velbužd.

      • EvilSerb

        January 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm

        Yea, we Serbs also remember Second Balkan war, where you got dooped by the imperial Austro-hungary into thinking you got screwed. We also remember ww1, and how you caused “Albanian Golgotha”. We also remember on whose side you were in ww2. And during the NATO aggression as well. Cry all you want, we know all the shit you did, and so do the Greeks, who even say that TURKS had to PROTECT Greek cities from the BULGARIANS. So, you know, evil Serbs who were forced to retaliate in Srebrenica for THOUSANDS of killed civilians around it. Yep, evil Serbs.

    • Aleksa

      October 19, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      »The native Christian inhabitants of this country, antiently known by the name of Maesia, but now divided into two districts, denominated Servia and Bulgaria, are collectively called Serbiani, and speak the Slavonian language; for the original Bulgarians were a Tartar people, who came in the fifth century from the banks of the Volga, and successively adopted the Slavonian dialect of their new countrymen the Servians, retaining only a few words of their former language.«

      Journey from Moscow to Constantinople, in the years 1817, 1818

      MACMICHAEL, William

  10. Alexa

    August 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Dear Todor, Srebrenica was an excuse for nato to bomb bosnian Serbs, like markale1 and 2, racak, etc. If you realy care about the truth, you should watch 2 documentaries made by norvegian and bosnian journalists ” Srebrenica – betrayed city” and ” Sarajevo rikoshet”. In those movies they explained how bosnian goverment planed what everything. And if you try to compare what happened there with Ukraine, Iraq, Libya… you’ll see that the scenario is the same. Nato makes crisis, and then comes to “bring democracy and human rights”, while in their own contry people got no rights. And speaking of Nis and Pirot, if you read history carefuly , you should know that in those cities lives Serbs for centuries. Best wishes, God bless you 🙂

  11. BgHistory

    October 31, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Dear Alexa, actually you have to read the history carefully. The population of Nis, Pirot and Moravian region in 1878 were mostly Bulgarians. Jérôme-Adolphe Blanyaui in his book “Voyage en Bulgarie pendant l’année 1841” issued in 1843, called “Niš – Bulgarian capital”.
    In his book “Историја народа србског” Димитрија Давидовића, writes that “Nis, Vranje, Pristina and Novi Pazar are cities, outside Serbian borders”. Serb chauvinism not read history book . Read the book of Jérôme-Adolphe Blanyaui “Voyage en Bulgarie pendant l’année 1841”, page 167:

    • Aleksa

      October 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      I hope you know french, if not, find someone who who is willing to translate page 226 for you 😉

      Histoire de la Bulgarie depuis les origines jusqu’à nos jours, 485-1913; avec une préface de Gustave Schlumberger (1913)
      Author: Songeon, Guérin
      Subject: Bulgaria — History
      Publisher: Paris Nouvelle librairie nationale

  12. Marko

    June 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    my dear Bulgarian friends, please be aware that without this human act of Serbian people in 1885 you probably wouldn’t exist today. If USA, Germany, Austria, Italy or Japan was on the other side instead of Serbia your territory would be called Easter Wisconsin or lower Hessen area or maybe Western Fukushima. So my advice is to be thankful to Serbian people for 1885 and for 1990 (Lepa Brena concert in Sofia). Smart people are ashamed of their mistakes and they learn on them. Such a people are always warmly welcomed by other smart people.

  13. du43t0

    September 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    BULGARIAN spirit cannot be crushed, so we allways be
    I am sorry but Serbs attacked us in the back. We expected attack from our common enemy but not from you

    Never to forget, Serbs attack from the back !

    • Dusan Silni

      December 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      For attacking you from the back, you should be already in war with somebody. BUT OUCH, Bulgaria have never been entering the war before it had been already started… WWI, WWII, Serbs were fighting until Bulgarians were waiting and picking up the right side. Both times when they saw Serbia is bleeding fighting much stronger armies, Bulgarians hit them JUST FROM THE BACK!!! Take some books into your hands, man… history does not like emotions…


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