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Prijedor Burials – A 2nd Generation Survivor’s Reflection

29 years after they were killed, a further 12 victims discovered across 5 different mass graves will find their peace. So too will the families that have longed to find them the past three decades, at last having a white gravestone to visit. A marker to solidify their existence, however long or brief, in this world. Their future site of pilgrimage.

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History

What happened in Srebrenica

On 6th April 1993, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 819, declaring that Srebrenica and a 30 square mile area around the town was a United Nations Safe Area. The UN promised the people of Srebrenica safety and security. Their promises fell through as genocide began.

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History

Women of Bosnia

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.

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History

White Armband Day

50 years after the Nazi decree that Jews should wear the star of David, Bosnian Muslims were ordered to wear white armbands, as they were marked for execution.

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History

The Breakup of Yugoslavia

Over the course of just three years, torn by a rising wave of ethno-nationalism , the Socialist Federal Republic 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.

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What Happened

List of Victims

The names of the 8,372 victims (mostly men and boys) who were killed in the Srebrenica genocide. Abdurahmanović Hajrudin Šefko Abdurahmanović Idriz Fehim Abdurahmanović Ismet

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What Happened

Sexual Violence in Bosnia

It is estimated that somewhere between 20-50,000 women were raped during the war in Bosnia. Women were imprisoned in gyms, hotels, abandoned houses, and concentration camps.

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