Sarajevo’s most famous public secret: Confronting Caca, Kazani and crimes committed against Serbs in besieged Sarajevo, from war time until 2015.

The key issue the author asks is “to which extent are social groups and societies generally willing, not only to point out the crimes of others and to remember their victims, but also to face the crimes committed by their own party, and to remember the victims of those crimes?

The focus of the study is the question of public attitude towards crimes committed against Serbs in Sarajevo during the 1992-1995 war committed by the units of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This topic in public is related to two terms – Musan Topalovic Caco (Commander in the Army of BiH) and Kazani. How Caco and Kazani became symbols of crimes committed against Serbs in Sarajevo and how public discussion and public discussion of these issues developed during the war, but also during the two decades after the war?

Nicholas Mol, Case Study, Publisher: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, part of the publication Between Memory, Denial and Forgetfulness. Three case studies on the culture of remembrance in BiH 20 years after the war, 2015

Availability: http://fes.ba/files/fes/pdf/publikationen/2015/MOLL_1_12_2016.pdf 

Language: Bosnian

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Robert Donia, “From the Assembly of the Republic of Srpska 1991-1996”, excerpts from the presentation of the Republika Srpska MPs as evidence at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, University Press, Sarajevo-Tuzla 2012.

The book by American historian Robert Donia brings transcripts of parliamentary speeches, as well as the statements of the top executives of the Republika Srpska. This material was mostly used as evidence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where Donia, as an expert, repeatedly carried out expertise and testimony.

Availability: www.helsinki.org.rs/serbian/doc/Donia%20StSi-BCSDT.doc

Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

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Zetra – days of Hope

The memories of ordinary people of the Peace Movement and of the Peace Concert held in July 1991 in the Zetra Hall in Sarajevo. Today, 25 years later, how do they look at the movement and events that preceded the breakup of the country? A total of 38 short videos about the views of ordinary people who resisted the war and the collapse of the country. The author tries to tell the story of how the war nevertheless happened, although so many people were against it. Also expressed is a tendency not to forget the Jutel Peace Concert, which was the culmination of the peace movement.

Availability:https://www.zetraproject.com/bhs/ueber-zetra

Language: Croatian, Serbian, German

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Srđo – A documentary

A film about Srđan Aleksić, a young man from Trebinje, member of the Republika Srpska Army who was killed by members of the same army in Trebinje in 1993 because he defended a fellow citizen.

Language: Serbian

Availability: online

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Crime and punishment / Srebrenica

A documentary directed by Maria Fuglevag Varsinski from 1998. The film, about 75 minutes long, shows personal testimonies of survivors of Srebrenica genocide. In addition to the testimonies of the survivors, the film shows numerous archival recordings from 1995 of the places of suffering of the Srebrenica citizens.

Language: Bosnian, Montenegrin, Serbian, Croatian, English

Availability: online

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Lessons from the ’91.

The Traveling Exhibition (2016 – 2017) “Lessons from the ’91” is the project of the Society for European Consciousness in Maribor, whose partners are Foto Club Maribor, the International Photography Festival Organ Vida and the Photo Association of Serbia. The exhibition contains war photographs (over 150), of photographers (34) from the territory of the former Yugoslavia, including several international authors. The exhibition displays war years, starting from events in Slovenia, through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia. Exposed photographs include topics: refugees, children, victims, soldiers and events: shelling of Dubrovnik, fall of Vukovar and siege of Sarajevo.

Language: bosnian, montenegrian, serbian

Availability: workshop

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