Бршадин (Serbian)[1][2]
Coordinates: HR 45°22′N 18°55′E / 45.367°N 18.917°E / 45.367; 18.917
Country  Croatia
County Vukovar-Srijem
Municipality Trpinja
Population (2011)[3]
  Total 1,341
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration VU

Bršadin (Serbian Cyrillic: Бршадин[4]) is a village in Trpinja municipality, Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia.


Bršadin is third-largest settlement in municipality, after Trpinja and Bobota. It is located on the D55 highway between Vukovar and Vinkovci. Bršadin is surrounded by a villages Bogdanovci and Marinci on south, Pačetin on west, Lipovača on the north and city Vukovar on the east. Agricultural land and forests are the main characteristics of the surrounding area.


Before the 20th century

Bršadin is first mentioned in historical sources in 1279 under the name Boršod. Boršod was located on an elevated area known as the "Old Village", about two kilometers west of the present day settlement.> Boršod decays after 1526 Ottoman Empire breakthrough into Syrmia and Slavonia. After 1529, Suleiman the Magnificent colonized place with first Orthodox families, Vlachs from north Serbia and north-eastern Bosnia, and after 1543 people from the central part of the Balkans peninsula.

Since 1900

World War I

In 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Austro-Hungarian military command mobilization. Bršadin people disliked mobilization aside Triple Entente and they deserted in large numbers and taught to Russian army at Eastern Front or join Serbian army at Salonika Front.

During the war, in village was located military hospital with 7000 beds which were known colloquially as "Wooden Vienna".

World War II

In first days of occupation, family Đurđević were sentenced to death and shot on January 17, 1942 in Dudik, location near Vukovar where were executed 455 victims.[5] In the spring of 1944 Vaso Đurđević-Turčin, the last of Đurđević brothers, leader of Bršadin partisan and People's hero. In his honor, today at the center of village stands remembrance monument.

Croatian War of Independence

During the Croatian War of Independence Bršadin was within self-proclaimed Serb political entity SAO Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia. In the final stages of conflict United Nations Mission conducted peaceful reintegration this region into Croatian jurisdiction.

See also


  1. "Statut Općine Trpinja" (PDF). Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. Government of Croatia (October 2013). "Peto izvješće Republike Hrvatske o primjeni Europske povelje o regionalnim ili manjinskim jezicima" (PDF) (in Croatian). Council of Europe. p. 36. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  3. "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Bršadin". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  4. "Minority names in Croatia:Registar Geografskih Imena Nacionalnih Manjina Republike Hrvatske" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
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