Bosnian Genocide (1992-95) Confirmed by Four International Judgements
OTHER THAN SREBRENICA: Srebrenica is one of four legally validated genocides that occurred in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the 1992-95 Serbian aggression. Other notable cases of the Bosnian Genocide include international judgements in the following trials: Prosecutor v Jorgic (Doboj region), Prosecutor v Djajic (Foča region), and Prosecutor v Sokolovic (Kalesija/Zvornik region).
All three cases were tried in Germany — at the request of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) — to ease caseload of the ongoing trials at the Hague. Both Nikola Jorgic and Maksim Sokolovic were convicted of genocide (other than Srebrenica); Novislav Djajic was acquitted, but the court confirmed that genocide against the Bosniak population was committed by the Serb forces in eastern Bosnian municipality of Foca.
Bosnian Genocide Memorial in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York – the Largest Christian Church in the World
Dedicated to the Bosnian Genocide
The 15-food-high work is welded black steel and depicts Christ’s death, but there is no crossbar on this cross. Instead, the crucified skeleton’s arms are pointed skyward. The monument remains dedicated to the Bosnian Genocide – the event referring to at least 500,000 Bosnian Muslim victims of a brutal Serbian ethnic cleansing campaign in which Serb forcess killed not less than 65,000 to 75,000 Bosniaks during the 1992-95.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, officially the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York, is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is the largest Cathedral and Anglican church and fourth largest Christian church in the world.
“It’s really a crucifixion and a resurrection at the same time,” said the sculptor, Francis Krivicich.
“I felt the greatest gesture, and even more important today, was Christ’s seflessness – giving up himself to save us all, but then becoming a spirit in the hope that we would all would be a spirit with him,” said Krivicich, a New York City native who now lives in the Plains, Va.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as “Cathedral Parkway”, and 113th Street) in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights. The inside covers 121,000 sq ft (11,200 m2), spanning a length of 183.2 meters (601 ft) and height 70.7 meters (232 ft). The inside height of the nave is 37.8 meters (124 feet).
Announcements for the Bosnian Genocide monument:
Excerpt from the Observer-reporter, 28 March 1994, p.C6, reads as follows: