YUGOSLAVIA: Prisoner 6880

Gratified by the exemplary behavior of the Serbs of Mitrovica, a visiting archduke offered to build the community a town hall. No, thank you, said the citizens, what we want is a big jail. A jail! exclaimed the archduke. In heaven's name, why? Because, said the citizens, if we have a big main jail we will not have to travel so far to visit our loved ones.

So the big jail at Mitrovica, 40 miles northwest of Belgrade, was built (the story goes), and many people came to visit its inmates—who included, between World Wars I and II, such distinguished...

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