In the spring of 1992 – while the former Yugoslavia was falling to pieces – a disproportionately large number of wartime draft letters arrived to Tresnjevac (Oromhegyes,) a village of barely two thousand people in North Vojvodina, only twenty kilometres from the Hungarian border. As a response, circa two hundred locals locked themselves into the village pizzeria and declared the Zitzer Spiritual Republic. Their peaceful resistance lasted 96 days, this was the most significant anti-war action by the Hungarian community in Vojvodina. This paper explores the performativity of this event.
How to cite: Theatron 15, 2. sz. (2021): 62–76.
Cím/Title (HUN): Undorító tavasz. A Zitzer Szellemi Köztársaság és a polgári ellenállás performatív aktusai
Cím/Title (ENG): Disgusting Spring. The Zitzer Spiritual Republic and the Performative Acts of Civilian Resistance