Ruma, Serbia (Official)

  • Ruma is a town and municipality located in Vojvodina, Serbia
  • Coordinates: 45.00°N 19.83°E
  • The town of Ruma is located in the middle of the flat and fertile region of Srem which is situated between the Danube and Sava rivers, at the foot of the beautiful Fruska Gora Mountain. The surface of Ruma is 582 square kilometers. An interesting geographical curiosity is the fact that the 45th parallel intersects the town, while it is only 15 kilometers west from the 20th meridian. The center of the town lies at 111 meters above sea level.
  • The distance between Ruma and Belgrade is about 50 km, Novi Sad 35 km, Sabac 30 km and Sremska Mitrovica 20 km. The town is next to the major railway line Belgrade-Zagreb and major road M-21 Novi Sad-Sabac. Ruma is 6 km away from the highway E-70 and about 10 km from the Sava River.

  Ruma (the municipality) includes the city of Ruma & the following villages:
  • Buđanovci
  • Vitojevci
  • Voganj
  • Grabovci
  • Dobrinci
  • Donji Petrovci
  • Žarkovac
  • Klenak
  • Kraljevci
  • Mali Radinci
  • Nikinci
  • Pavlovci
  • Platičevo
  • Putinci
  • Stejanovci
  • Hrtkovci

  Ruma Catholic Church

Contributed by Sor Bona

"Genocide Carried out by the Tito Partisans" Österreichische Historiker-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Für Kärnten und Steiermark (Austrian Historian Working Group for Kärnten and Steiermark)
Chapter Four: Syrem, Slavonia, Baranya: The Cauldron - Translated by Henry Fischer

Srem: When the Beasts Ruled
“Whoever cannot work will not be allowed to live”
Semlin | Ruma | Mitrowitz | Vukovar


     Before the war, there were over ten thousand Germans living in Ruma.  The community, which was located in one of the most beautiful of all of the regions of Srem   formed the center of the German settlement in the area.  No sooner had the Partisans set up their military government on October 25, 1944 when they began the roundup of the local German population throughout the area and began to liquidate them.  They dragged off the German populations from Nikintzi, Grabovtzi, Kraljevtzi, Hrtkovitzi, Ptintzi, Wrdnik and many other villages herding them to an assembly area, and not only the men, but the women and children as well.  They were all imprisoned in the Hrvatski Cathedral at first.  Then they had to undress until they were naked, and left their clothes behind and were marched out to the brickyards where ditches had been dug, and as each group arrived they were shot.  The next batch to be executed had to lie down on top of the corpses of the group just executed before them.  Those who protested or refused to co-operate were bayoneted to death and thrown into the pit.  Many were severely wounded when they were thrown in.  They were still alive and cried out and moaned as the next group lay on top of them and suffocated them.  About 2,800 Germans died in this way on the first day.  Many other Germans from the vicinity were also shot individually, stabbed or beaten to death.

[Published at, Sept. 2006]

Rumaer Dokumentation 1745 - 1945

Rumaer Dokumentation 1745 - 1945
Mittelpunkt der deutschen Bewegung in Syrmien, Slavonien und Kroatien
Franz Wilhelm
Herausgegen von der Donauschwäbischen Kulturstiftung

Rumaer Dokumentation, 1745-1945: Mittelpunkt der deutschen Bewegung in Syrmien, Slavonien und Kroatien
Franz Wilhelm. (Donauschwabisches Archiv, Munchen. Reihe IV [sic], ... Heimatgeschichtsforschung) (German Edition) [Hardcover]

Hardcover: 415 pages; Publisher: Donauschwabische Kulturstiftung (1990); Language: German;
3926276096; ISBN-13: 978-3926276094

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