Text topic: Quotidian
Text author: Кристина Јоргић
The police building with the Belgrade City Administration, the notorious Glavnjača, was a symbol of repression and retribution against political opponents of the state regime in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The paper presents striking examples of dealing with non-political prisoners during the 1920s. Torture of persons with whom it was easy to identify, as they were part of the ordinary world, often attracted a lot of public attention. The case of Ljubica Ljubičić, a girl who died from the consequences of beatings in Glavnjača in 1924, filled the columns in the daily newspapers. Although the state showed unwillingness to deal with this issue during this period, Glavnjača issues have inspired engagement of various individuals and organizations, for example the Association of Belgrade Female Students.