Island Mamula, known as Lastavica, is located at the entrance of the bay between Lustica and Herceg Novi, near Zanjic Beach. The fort on the island which covers almost 90% of the area, was built in 1853 by Austro-Hungarian admiral Lazar Mamula to prevent the enemies to enter the Bay of Kotor. After 1942, the fort was turned into a concentration camp during the period of Mussolini. It was the time when torture and cruelty took 150 lives.
In 2016 the government made a decision to turn the island into a luxury beach resort in spite of the oppositions of some locals who had bad memories about this island when it was a concentration camp. The director Marija Paseta directed a documentary, called The Story of Mamula, about why the island should not be turned into a beach resort.
There are also two films shot on the island, Campo Mamula about the World War II in 1959 and Mamula a horror film in 2013.
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