Our warmest thanks to the following
For their generous donation to erect a plaque on the Hrastovac cemetery and preserving the very last of the original monuments still standing.
Harald FELDER,For his time consuming travels from Germany to Hrastovac
Ronald and Helen BERG-IVERSON
Rev. Henry FISCHER
Rosina T. SCHMIDT
For their monetary contribution.
1 st of January 2005
In 2008 the still standing grave stones of original founders of Hrastovac were collected . - Photo Henry A. Fischer
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The work begins. - Bialleck Archives 2007
Hrastovac Memorial Plaque - Bialleck Archives 2007
Having seen the above photos, Anna Bialleck in Germany and Rosina T. Schmidt in Canada went on a 'war path' with the local city administration, with government departments and even wrote articles to the Croatian newspapers. The result was a collective undertaking by most of the villagers under guidance of Mr. Mirko Mesic of Hrastovac and the finished Memorial was officially blessed by the Lutheran pastor and the Roman Catholic Priest on 16th of August 2008. - Photo Anna Bialleck
14th of August 2008 the official ceremony attended by some of the citizen of Hrastovac, as well as Anna Bialleck from Germany. - Photo Anna Bialleck
Kutina Pastor Seija Uimonen with Hrastovac citizen who helped with the Memorial: Miroslav Mesic, Marijan Poturic, Pero Popovic, Nikola Durasin, Alois Pizent, Vlado Husanac, Marijan Levanic, Zdenko Hasanac, Vlado Kruljac, Goran Hasanac, Stjepan Horvat, all of Hrastovac, Ms. Jasminka Stricevic and Mr. Feri Stricevic of Lipik, Mr. Anton Hramija (the major of Lipik), Mr. and Mrs. Josip Koruc of Blagorodovac. - Photo Anna Bialleck, 16th of August 2008
Blessing of the new cemetery cross.
Photo Anna Bialleck
At the Memorial - photo Anna Bialleck
All the present at the ceremony were invited by the villagers for some excellent refreshment to a hall opposite Mr. Culjat's motel. Here at left is the Lutheran Pastor Seija Uimoenen and the Roman Catholic Priest Stjepan Stefanek, whose Mother-Church is in Dezanovac with Uljanik as the branch parish . As in the time past the RC Hrastovac parishioners attend the church in Uljanik. - Photo Anna Bialleck, 2008
The view of the corner of the Hrastovac cemetery where the Monument was erected. - Photo Anna Bialleck
It is the monument to toddler Johann Kah, 1901-1904, son of Johann Kah and Elisabeth Reinhard of Hrastovac, house #53. - Photo Mirko Mesic -
The vital record states the following:
"Ivan (Johann) Kah umro je 24.12.1904 u starosti od 3 godine,1 mjesec i 24 dana.
Roditelji su mu Ivan Kah i Jelisaveta, rodjena Reinhardt.
Razlog smrti navedena je difterija.
Pokopan je 26.12.1904 a pokop je obavio Gjuro Zetler -evangelicki ucitelj." (Research by Anna Bialleck)
Željko Hamata visited the Hrastovac Memorial on 8th of August 2009, lit a candle and took the following photos, to which our thanks!
Close-up view of the Memorial.
Photo Željko Hamata 8. 8. 2009.
Željko Hamata with Hrastovac Memorial in the background. 8. 8. 2009.
By 2012 to protect the grave stones from the weather influence a shelter was erected by the greatful donations of online "Hrastovacers", as well as the hands-on help b some of the current Hrastovac inhabitants, especially Mr. Mesic. In the photo are Anna Bialleck of Germany, Mr. Mesic and son of Hrastovac, as well as Philipp Jung (at right) also from Germany. Photo Anna Bialleck, June 2012.
20014 - A view of the Memorial Shelter
In August of 2016 Vilma Godoy Wady of Brazil visited Hrastovac for the first time. This photo shoves Vilma inside the Memorial Shelter.
Vilma Godoy Wady of Brazil inside the Memorial Shelter. Photo: Vilma Wady, August 2016