Over the course of just three years, torn by civil conflict and war, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia disintegrated into five successor states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later known as Serbia and Montenegro). Click on the interactive map to see how this unfolded.
It belies the imagination: the horror of a mother as she tries in vain to protect her daughters from the attack of brutal, vicious soldiers. Elmina Kulašić pays tribute to her mother, and all the mothers of Bosnia.
The world first learned of the concentration camps in Bosnia after British Journalist Ed Vulliamy broke the Omarska story. An emaciated Fikret Alić appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and suddenly, the realities of a hidden genocide became apparent.
In Bratunac this morning, a town near Srebrenica where numerous Bosniak-Muslims were ethnically cleansed and murdered, a sign wishing a happy birthday to Ratko Mladic, the convicted genocidal war criminal, was hung up. Genocide glorification continues.
We were honoured to have Fikret Alić speak about his experience of surviving the death camp of Omarska at our National Commemoration. This shocking photo continues to haunt the world & serves as a reminder of what happens when we turn our back on humanity. https://t.co/BCfEexbNXS
Join us on March 11th as we mark #InternationalWomensDay with a discussion on gender and genocide; throughout and post-conflict. We'll be joined by experts and survivors in what will be an insightful discussion. Save the date now. We'll be sharing more info shortly!
Two evenings that I believe will be fascinating - 29th and 30th March at 7pm. On-line unfortunately but then again if not we might not hear from Srebrenica survivor @NedzadAvdic direct from Bosnia - register by emailing email@example.com