Mehmed´s Church

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The church of «Blessed Virgin Mary», built in the early twentieth century, is a silent witness of forbidden love between Mary, daughter of Austrian businessman Carl Schmuzer, and poor worker in a sawmill, Mehmed Kulasic from Kozarac. This church is popularly called «The Mehmed's Church». It all started in the late nineteenth century, when the great fire destroyed couple of hundreds of houses in Prijedor. At the time, Carl Schmuzer moved to Kozarac and started the first industrial plant, a sawmill.