Sarajevo , Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bernard-Henri Lévy, honorary citizen of Sarajevo
By Bernard-Henri Lévy
Saluting Bosnian heroes and a history full of tragedy—and a present and future full of uncertainty.
Representatives of the city of Sarajevo, the surrounding region, and the nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, I am happy to be here with you on this day dedicated to Bosnia’s Partisans, a day that is also the anniversary of the independance of Bosnia-Herzegovina. I am happy to be here at this moment in the region’s history when the legacy of the Partisans is once again being cast into doubt and the very existence of Bosnia-Herzegovina as a nation of free citizens seems problematic in some quarters. Read the rest of this entry »
The Bosnian Muslims in the Second World War is the latest book published by a preeminent British historian Dr Marko Attila Hoare. Dr Hoare specializes in the history of the South East Europe at the Kingston University.
According to the author’s official website, ”…[T]he role of the Muslims [Bosniaks], and to a lesser extent the Bosnian Croats, was crucial – in a manner not properly acknowledged in the orthodox Titoist narrative. Bosnia was also a crucial springboard for any Partisan push eastward to liberate Serbia and the rest of eastern Yugoslavia from the Nazis and Chetniks; the role of Bosnia and the Muslims [Bosniaks] was critical for the outcome of the entire Yugoslav civil war.” Read the rest of this entry »
SERBS SUPPORTED NAZIS AND FASCISTS IN WORLD WAR II
CAPTION: Serbian Chetniks with Nazi Germans, Zajecar 1944. The Chetniks’ struggle with the invaders came to a complete stop at the end of 1941, and gradually evolved into cooperation with the Italian Fascists and the German Nazis. According to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Israel, ‘As the Chetniks increased their cooperation with the Germans, their attitude toward the Jews in the areas under their control deteriorated, and they identified the Jews with the hated Communists. There were many instances of Chetniks murdering Jews or handing them over to the Germans.’
Serbian Crimes Against Jews and Others in World War II
By Jeanne M. Haskin
In Serbia’s secret War: Propaganda and the Deceit of History, Philip J. Cohen and David Riesman have a lot to say about Serbian collaboration with the Nazis. It began long before their occupation and before the signing of the Tripartite Pact, as is typical, with a series of anti-Jewish tracts and statements. The fascist entity Zbor, for example, published a tract entitled “Serbian People in the Claws of the Jews,” which urged that “Jewry has to be quickly and energetically liquidated, because otherwise the destruction of Christian civilization is inevitable.” Read the rest of this entry »
“Odgajani smo na zaboravu, negiranju svoje nacije i kulture,
a sve da bi nam se moglo desiti ono što se desilo 90-tih.”
– Hadžera Ćatović Bijedić
Hadžera Ćatović Bijedić je preživjela masovno ubijanje Bošnjaka u Jami Čavkari tijekom Genocida nad Bošnjacima 1941 godine.
Devedesettrogodišnja Hadžera Ćatović-Bijedić u svom je životnom vijeku bila svjedok dva genocida, koji su nad Bošnjacima istočne Hercegovine počinjeni u posljednjih osam decenija. Prije sedamdeset dvije godine je, zajedno sa stotinama Bošnjaka, bačena u jamu Čavkarica, ali je nekim čudom preživjela i tako (p)ostala jedini svjedok ovog strašnog zločina nad Bošnjacima istočne Hercegovine. Read the rest of this entry »
Tomašica – masovna grobnica Prijedorskih Bošnjaka i Hrvata.
Svjedok se prisjeća torture koju su provodili krvnici u Prijedoru
Prošao sam ovozemaljski džehenem
Otkopavanje grobnice Tomašica ponovo je raskrvarilo nikad zarasle rane Prijedorčana. Sjećanja na torture i zlostavljanja, poniženja, brutalna ubistva, kao i na njihove aktere, vratila su se poput najcrnje more i to svježa i jaka kao da se sve jučer dogodilo. Read the rest of this entry »
Thedor Meron at the Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor, Bosnia.
For Judge Theodor Meron, a Holocaust survivor from Kalisz, Poland, the visit to Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor was a painful experience. Standing at the edge of the muddy mass grave Meron said the site had a very special resonance for him.
The president of the U.N. war crimes trial for the former Yugoslavia said Monday that seeing what could be Bosnia’s largest mass grave was like standing “face to face with horror.” Read the rest of this entry »
Sarajevo, also known as the European Jerusalem, is one of the safest capitals in Europe. With its rich history and modern infrastructure, it is one of the top tourist destinations for 2014. Bosnia-Herzegovina, a country located in the heart of Europe, is your next adventure!
Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina
National Geographic Traveler has published the annual Best of the World list for 2014 and Sarajevo is listed as one of the top 20 tourist destinations. Read the rest of this entry »