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The greatest mystery of a creepy forest: A Serb with no documents of whom nothing is known for 15 years lives in it

- I have been living in the woods for a long time. During the day I am walking because there are soldiers here during the day and they do not want to see me, I do not know how they would react. So every day I walk, up to 20 kilometers. I eat food from containers, what I find, and what somebody gives me - says Alexander, who has been in the Czech Republic since he was nine

- Every day in Teplice I was seeing a man with a backpack on his back, in a thin dressing, hurriedly walking. When I stopped him, he spoke perfect Czech, and then he said that he was a Serb. He did not look like an ordinary homeless – he sounded very knowledgeable. Then I realized that he was a famous dentist, oral surgeon. I wanted to help him. He said I could come to the forest at night, because during the day he was not there. And so for the first time, in the pitch dark, I trampled by muddy trails in the deep forest, then down the steep slope, where Alexander lived – says the story Peter Sliva, a Czech who discovered the Serb from the woods, and who has been bringing him food for a year now.

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With him we, foot by foot, went deep into the notorious forest of Krusna Gora, on the border of the Czech Republic and Germany, to meet Alexander and try to help him. He told us not to be noisy so as not to upset Alexander – because no one ever goes down there. At the bottom of a steep barely viable cliff Alexander Pirivatrić peered, who since 1999 has been hiding from the people, without water, electricity and doors on a semi-demolished railway observation.

Foto: Telegraf

Foto: Telegraf

- I have been living in the woods for a long time. During the day I am walking because there are soldiers here during the day and they do not want to see me, I do not know how they would react. So every day I walk, up to 20 kilometers. I eat food from containers, what I find, and what somebody gives me – says Alexander, who has been in the Czech Republic since he was nine, and watch his entire confession HERE.

Nobody knew anything about him until one day a mail arrived to the address of Serbian embassy in Prague.

Foto: Telegraf

Foto: Telegraf

– Recently, the Czech Peter Sliva sent an email in which he said that he found a Serbian citizen, a former dentist, who has no documents. That was my light in the pitch tunnel, because all the time I was trying to find him, but without success – says for Telegraf Stefan Tomasevic, Consul at the Embassy of Serbia in Prague.
Alexander, according to the knowledge of Serbian Embassy, when he was 9 years old, came to the Czech Republic with his mother. In Prague he finished elementary and high school, and then the School of Dental Medicine. He worked at the clinic “Motol” as a dentist. However, when he was transferred to Teplice, his life suddenly reversed.

Printskrin: YouTube / Telegraf.rs TV

Printskrin: YouTube / Telegraf.rs TV

- His mother died, and then, at about the same time, he lost his job. Since he did not have Czech citizenship, he was thrown out into the street from the state apartment. Since then he has been leading the fight for survival. Half-sister from his father, Slobodanka Pirivatrićc, was interested in him because she was not able to dispose of the property after the death of the father. At one point, in Serbia, she initiated proceedings to declare him dead, but, fortunately, the request was denied – explains Consul Tomasevic.

(Telegraf.co.uk / Slobodanka Žerajić)

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