Former Prekaja Primary School

Location: Prekaja, Drvar

Importance of the locality:

The former Prekaja Primary School near Drvar was used as a detention site for Croat and Bosniak civilians and soldiers. The building was part of the detention compound together with the Kamenica and Kozila buildings and the prisoners were forcibly relocated within that system. The prisoners were subjected to abuse and inhumane conditions and forced labour was a daily practice. The building was under the control of the VRS Second Krajina Corps.

Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic group: Bosniaks, Croats

Area that victims came from: BiH

Responsibility: VRS

Court trials:

No one has been directly prosecuted for crimes committed at the Prekaja Primary School, but the war leadership of RS has been convicted under the doctrine of command responsibility. Prekaja is mentioned in the judgement on the Kamenica detention facility in Drvar.

Data source: ICTY, Court of BiH (updated 06.12.2019)

Marked and photographed: 15.11.2018.


Updated: 06.02.2020

Army of Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina - ARBiH
Security services command centre - CSB
Herzeg Bosnia - HB
Croat Defense Forces - HOS
Army of Croatia - HV
Croat Defense Council - HVO
Yugoslav National Army - JNA
International Crime Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia - ICTY
Ministry of Interior - MUP
People's Defense of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia - NO APZB
Police station - SJB
Serb Army of Krajina - SVK
Territorial defense of Bosnia-Herzegovina - TO BiH
Army of Republic of Srpska - VRS
Army of Yugoslavia - VJ