Publication about the women’s camp on Goli Otok and Sveti Grgur


The publication “You betrayed the Party just when you should have helped it” includes the expert writings of anthropologist and feminist theorist Renata Jambrešić-Kirin and of curator and art historian Irena Bekić. While Jambrešić-Kirin’s writing provides a broad image of female loss and suffering on Goli Otok, the structure of the inmates, the mechanisms of punishment, the ideological indoctrination and the moral corruption that were all pressed into service for “re-education along with socially useful work,” Bekić describes the theoretical grounding and the complex segments of the project. The publication also includes the drawings of Andreja Kulunčić and witness-statements and biographies of former inmates.

The publication is designed by Negra Nigojević and the joint publishers are the MAPA association and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Zagreb.

Publication is bilingual (Croatian and English language) and is available for free download in PDF.

* The publication has been financed with funding from the Kultura Nova Foundation and was produced with support from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Zagreb.