Category: What Happened

Uncovering Mass Graves

It is said that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For some women in Bosnia, the stages are on loop. For every time a woman thinks she has buried the remains of her husband or her son, another piece of him resurfaces, and she must re-live the anguish all over again.

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Concentration Camps

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.

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Not In Our Name: The Women in Black

Women in Black Belgrade have been at the forefront of countering denial of the Srebrenica genocide, holding governments to account and working to resist all forms of hatred and discrimination through silent, peaceful protests. We speak to Staša Zajović, the Co-founder and Co-ordinator.

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The Strength of a Woman

Dr Branka Antić Štauber is President of the “Snaga Žene“ (Strength of a woman) organisation in Tuzla. She works with women who have experienced the worst of humanity, and survived. Here she tells us about the courage and strength of the women she works with.

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To Know Where He Lies

Kathryne Bomberger is Director-General of the International Commission on Missing Persons. Here’s she talks about their successes and the work still to be done in locating the remains of those killed in the genocide in Srebrenica and conflicts across the Balkans.

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Justice After Genocide

We interview Florence Hartmann, who was a journalist in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s working for Le Monde and later became the official spokesperson for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

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Everyday Denial

We interviewed Munira Subašić, President of the Mothers of the Enclaves of Srebrenica and Zepa, about the problem of genocide denial in the former Yugoslavia.

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