Records of the life of impisoned muslims in Arad fortress as seen by a military Imam in 1915

  • Hikmet Karčić, mr. Institut za islamsku tradiciju Bošnjaka


During the First World War of 1914-1918, Austro-Hungarian authorities established a camp for war prisoners and political opponents in Arad fortress, western Romania. Most of those soldiers and civilians were Serbs but there was also a group of Muslims from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. On the other hand, among Austro-Hungarian soldiers, there was a number of Bosniak Muslims. One of them, military imam Abid Iković, reveals the con- ditions of Arad fortress in 1915.