Bora Radovic: Yugoslav Wars 1991-1999 and some of their social consequences

Radović’s work is the first part of the Monograph “Torture in War, Consequences and Rehabilitation: Yugoslav Experience” and gives a brief overview of the political context of the last stage of the breakup of Yugoslavia. The specifics of Yugoslav wars are described: ethnic cleansing, improvised camps and detention sites, as well as the significant role of paramilitary formations. The work is significant, among other things, because of the author’s attempt to make a list of camps throughout the territory of the former Yugoslavia and a general victim assessment on all battlefields.

Availability: http://www.ian.org.rs/publikacije/tortura/knjigatortura.htm

Language: Serbian

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The breakup of Yugoslavia

Belgrade’s lawyer Srđa Popovic’s book looks at the breakup of Yugoslavia from a legal point of view. In this publication he gives new theses on the role of the state top officials of Yugoslavia and Serbia in changing the national structure of the JNA, striking the SFRY Constitution and attempting to redraw the borders.

Availability: online PDF

Language: Serbian

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Media in Serbia: Chronicle of Decline

Documentary series about the media in Serbia produced by the Ministry of Culture and Education of the Republic of Serbia – since the arrival of Slobodan Milosevic to the present day. The first four episodes contain materials relevant to the breakup of Yugoslavia and the wars of the nineties.

Availability: online

Language: Serbian

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Feature History – Fall of Yugoslavia

Feature History presents a youtube channel, in which in 10 minutes authors try to present, through graphics and animation, complex historical events in a simple way. The disintegration and war on the territory of the former Yugoslavia was presented in two segments, from 10 and 7 minutes, and is one of the most complete and yet the simplest reviews of this historical process.

Availability: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mxJjstwqMk 

Language: English

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Dragan Markovina – Between red and black: Split and Mostar in the culture of memory

The book talks about the culture of remembrance. It is a critique of ideologically motivated inventing of (nationalistically colored) mythology in historiography, which did not bypass Split or Mostar as formerly “marked” cities in which communism flourished. Talking about preferring “black” over “Red”, that is, the legacy of fascism over that of communism in Split and Mostar in the 1990s.

Availability: bookstore, library

Language: Croatian

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