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Unit II.  Bosnia

Bosnia, 1992.
Serb, Croat, and Muslim forces begin to carry out ethnic cleansing — the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens, and the killing of approximately 250,000 people.



Some of the 10,000 refugees from the massacre at UN-designated "safe area" Srebrenica in 1995


465 coffins of identified victims from the Srebrenica massacre ready for proper burial in 2007
One Person's Response

Hatiza Mehemdedovic, a Bosnian Muslim, lost her husband, both of her sons, and all the men in her extended family in mass murders at Srebrenica in 1995. More than seven thousand Muslim men were killed in the course of a few days. Years after her loved ones disappeared, she told visiting professor Nick Hayes of Saint John's University:
"What other woman, what other mother can say that this is what she wants for her children? Not children of her own, not grandchildren for me, but what she wants for her children is a coffin? I am that woman. All I want is to bury my children and then I can die."
Source: Saint John's University, Bosnia Feature Story
http://www.csbsju.edu/criticalthinking/facultydevelopment/bosnia_feature_story.htm


BOSNIA:
THE MEN WHO GOT AWAY
on Frontline World

Run Time = 21:45

What would you do if members of your family were killed because of its ethnic group?


In this unit, you’ll learn about the events that took place after the division of Yugoslavia, including ethnic cleansing and genocide, and some of the responses to these events.

Current History
Bosnia and the International Court of Justice
Genocide
Response from the International Community

BBC News: Bosnia-Hercegovina
Peace Pledge Union: Genocide, Bosnia 1995
Wikipedia: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Unit I. Myanmar