The text by Nikola Bajto is an outstanding con­tribution to the truth in Croatian historiography in the last cen­tury. The research of property legislation evolution from the 19th century until nowadays is particularly valuable. Some of these cases illustrate the entire political history of Croatia and Yugo­slavia. Of course, it is clear that this is just the tip of the iceberg, regarding the ownership of leading Serb ethnic institutions which, with or without continuity, have existed and worked until today: Serbian Orthodox Church, Serbian Cultural Society Prosvjeta, Serb Business Association Privrednik and Srpska banka in Zagreb. Depending on the availability of the sources (documents and literature), the author followed their life cycle. He researched the legal and political journey of Privrednik and Prosvjeta in de­tail, while the history of Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia and Srpska banka are discussed in general terms. Today, there is great hope that a smaller part of the property, which was precisely lo­cated and selected, will be returned to these institutions. There are still around one hundred thousand lost and stolen farms, for­ests, meadows, ports, orchards, houses, stables and barns, which are a topic for a voluminous book yet to be written. Where used to be an archipelago, there’s only scattered debris now. That is why the most important task of our time is to research and record the truth about the past. Now and here, a journey to a possibly better future is traced by that struggle and its results. (Čedomir Višnjić)

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