Nemanja Dević was born in Smederevska Palanka in 1989. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the same faculty. He has published close to 20 scientific papers so far. The following two monographies stand out: “The Truth Under Lock, Donja Jasenica in the World War II” and “Victims in Zaječar District after September 12th, 1941 (co-authored with S. Cvetković). His first book, which he published at the last year of high school, contained a unique list of all the victims in the War in a local community in Serbia. In 2009, he was awarded “Dragiša Kašiković“ reward for the book. In 2012, he co-authored the exhibition “Bravery leading to glory: Serbian soldier in the First Balkan War”, whereas in 2014 he was an associate at the exhibition “On behalf of the people, repression in Serbia 1944-1953”. During the period 2015-2016 he published a thorough local research “Smederevo region in the Second World War” – two volumes of approximately 1100 pages. His book “The Serbian Story” is in print at the moment. In this book, he deals for the first time with the issue of Serbian political emigration to the West after 1945.
As a researcher, he participated in creating the list of Serbian victims in the Second World War, in the projects of the Museum of genocide victims and Serbian Ministry of Justice’s Committee of Clandestine Graves. He has been writing for several newspapers and web portals and hosting a TV programme “Serbian historical textbook”. The primary interest of his research is history of Serbian people in the World War II. He is currently employed at the Institute of Contemporary History in Belgrade.
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