Prijedor Photo COllection


Author (Creator)

András Riedlmayer

Alternate Name(s)

Džamija u Čejrecima


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Bosanska Krajina/Western Bosnia

Building Type


Building Use


Historical Period


Additional Construction Details

19th c. (before 1896, rest. 1936)

Building Setting

heavily damaged

Building Condition

heavily damaged

Damage Description

In photographs taken immediately after the end of the war, the Čejreci mosque is heavily damaged. Its roof has collapsed, its interior is gutted and open to the sky, its minaret was toppled by a blast and fell across the mosque. The second storey of the entrance portico, which housed the mosque’s women’s gallery, has almost entirely collapsed, crushed by the toppled minaret. Three of four perimeter walls of the mosque remain standing up to the roofline. The fourth perimeter wall of the main prayer hall, facing the mosque’s entrance portico, was crushed by the falling minaret.

Source (Damage Description)

Source of information: András Riedlmayer (07/2002), based on information and photos from the Medžlis of the Islamic Community of Prijedor and other sources.

Informant Statement

According to information in the records of the Medžlis of the Islamic Community of Prijedor, the mosque in Čejreci was shelled 31 May 1992. Its minaret was blown up and it fell on the mosque.

Source (Informant Statement)

Ahmet-efendija Rahmanović, head imam of Prijedor (07/2002), interviewed by András Riedlmayer.