building the railway Šamac-Sarajevo, Lazar Rakić, Bečej Brigade, diary notes, volunteer work
The saved diary of Lazar Rakić, who later became Ph.D professor of history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, witnessed on the enthusiasm of a generation who considered that the volunteer work on the construction of the railway Šamac-Sarajevo in 1947 was a significant contribution to the implementation of the first Five-Year Plan FNRY, and thus that they were building a new society. It is certainly a valuable source for those who will be dealing with the youth volunteer movement after the World War II, and the youth volunteer work as a form of engagement of the young generation by the new authorities. It was not only about the creation of awareness that they were building a useful society, but it was a school of the healthy competitive vigor. For many of them, it was a meeting with the new civilization changes, where they developed a positive competitive spirit.