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Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Bosnian Serb Nikola Jorgic Guilty of Bosnian Genocide

On 27 September 1997, a German court convicted of genocide and other charges in the killing of Bosnian Muslims during the war in Bosnia. On 18 December 1999, Jorgic was sentenced to life in prison by Düsseldorf High Court.

”Whoever hoped that events like the Nazi genocide of the Jews could never be repeated is bitterly disappointed after the events in the former Yugoslavia,” Judge Gunter Krentz said as he imposed the life sentence.

Nikola Jorgic had been tried in Dusseldorf on 11 counts of genocide and 30 of murder as well as lesser charges. German justice authorities had agreed to try the case because the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia was overburdened and because Jorgic was arrested in Germany.

Bosnian Serb Maksim Sokolovic Guilty of Bosnian Genocide

On 30 November 1999, a court in Dusseldorf sentenced Maksim Sokolovic, a 59-year-old Bosnian Serb and longtime German resident, to nine years in prison for war crimes in Bosnia in 1992. Sokolovic, who led a paramilitary unit, was convicted of complicity in genocide and other crimes in eastern Bosnia. He was tried in Germany to ease the caseload at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague.

His charges related to a question whether or not genocide was committed in Bosnia-Herzegovina against the Bosnian Muslim population. The court in Duesseldorf, presided by a German-Jewish Holocaust survivor, reached unanimous consensus that Serb forces indeed committed genocide. Sokolovic was found guilty of participating in the systematic extermination of Muslims during the Bosnian war. His conviction relates to war crimes in the municipality of Kalesija, near Zvornik.

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January 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

The Earliest Victims of Bosnian War: Karakaj massacre near Zvornik claims lives of hundreds Bosniak civilians

Photo #1: A Bosnian worker inspects a recovered wallet with a coin of the former Yugoslavia during the exhumation of a mass-grave site in the village of Karakaj near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, Sunday, May 25, 2008. Serb forces slaughtered around 700 Bosniak civlians in Karakaj in 1992. Officials say they have found a mass grave that apparently contains at least 42 bodies of what may be the earliest victims of the Bosnian war, Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) killed during the April 1992 Serb attack on Zvornik. Forensic experts turned up the first remains at the edge of a swamp and have so far exhumed 20 bodies. Some 30,000 people went missing in Bosnia during the 1992-95 war and over the years experts have been finding their bodies in mass graves throughout the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3, 2011 at 3:01 am

US & Allies Devise Plan for Air Strikes Against Serbs in Bosnia

The Milwaukee Journal
8 February 1994.

“All those who are depriving us of this natural right to self-defense will be considered accomplices in this crime.” – Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic

The United States and its NATO allies essentially have completed their military planning for air strikes over Bosnia, but the Pentagon remains leery of such a move because of the serious risks involved, US officials say.

Defense Secretary William Perry, while acknowledging that air strikes were “among the options” being considered by the allies, said Monday, “we’re trying to … minimize the problems and the limitations.”

The Pentagon, acting on a request from the White House, drew up a full-fledged mission plan in August, defense analysts said. It includes a list of aircraft and crews that would be needed and a wide choice of targets, depending on the military objectives. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Srebrenica Thanks U.S. Army for Airdrops (1993)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
12 March 1993.

nited States Air Force conducted humanitarian air drops to besieged Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica saving thousands of civilians from starvation.

United States Air Force conducted humanitarian air drops to besieged Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.

The United States began dropping food and medicine to Muslim enclaves in eastern Bosnia on Feb. 28. Muslim fighters issued a public letter this week thanking U.S. officials. The Associated Press in Sarajevo obtained an undated copy. Excerpts:

Attn: Brig. Gen. Donald E. Lorenger Jr., commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe

The citizens of Srebrenica, Cerska and Konjevic Polje would like to express to you personally, to the pilots and all the technical crews engaged in the airdrop operation of providing relief for the people of eastern Bosnia, their deepest gratitude for all you have done for them so far…

When the proud and suffering population was facing the agony of starvation, you have, with your courageous, and efficient action, succeeded to provide precious quantities of food and medicines, thus saving from inevitable death thousands of women, children, wounded and diseased.

… [T]he people of Srebrenica will never forget your humanitarian action … When better times of peace come,… you and your brave men will be our dear guests and friends forever….

[Signed] War Presidency of the Srebrenica

Cerska Massacre, Serbs Butcher Bosniak Civilians with Knives

Cerska massacre, “They carried out a massacre in the school,” said Mr. Muminovic. “They killed people with knives. Some of the dead and living were butchered.”

Cerska Massacre - remains of Bosniak civilians killed by Serbs in the Cerska massacre near Srebrenica in 1993

Remains of Bosniak civilians killed by Serbs in the Cerska massacre near Srebrenica in 1993

Bosnian Soldiers Report Massacre by Serbs in a Schoolhouse

By Chuck Sudetic,

Published: March 19, 1993

TUZLA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 18— The first Bosnian Government soldiers to arrive here from an eastern enclave overrun by Serbian nationalist fighters gave accounts today of the killings of dozens of Bosniak civilians by the advancing Serbs.

Two of the Bosnian soldiers said they witnessed killings in Cerska [near Srebrenica] and the neighboring village of Velici, which were overrun between Feb. 27 and March 1, when poorly-armed, predominantly Muslim locals lost the area to attacking Serbs. Read the rest of this entry »

Gorazde: Serbs Kill 49, Wound 218 Bosniak Civilians

Civilians Flee Gorazde Under Serbian Fire

From Journal wire reports
The Milwaukee Journal
5 April 1994

erb General Ratko Mladic - indicted for the Bosnian genocide - commands attack on Gorazde in 1994.

Serb General Ratko Mladic - indicted for the Bosnian genocide - commanded the attack on safe area of Gorazde in 1994.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian Serb troops pushed deep into the eastern Muslim enclave of Gorazde, breaching defense lines in three places and sending civilians fleeing in panic, military officials said Tuesday.

A Bosnian government army officer called the situation critical.

Kris Janowski, a UN relief official, said 49 people had been killed and 218 wounded since the Serbian offensive began seven days ago. Dozens need evacuation, according to two UN doctors trapped by fighting, he said. Read the rest of this entry »

At least 19 Killed in Wave of Serbian Terror in Northern Bosnia

Gadsden Times
1 April 1994

SARAJEV0, Bosnia-Herzegovina — At least 17 Bosniaks and 2 Croats have been murdered in a new wave of terror in a Serb-held area of northern Bosnia, a U.N. aid official said Friday.

Peter Kessler, spokesman at the U.N. relief office in Zagreb, Croatia, said grenades were lobbed into homes of many of the victims, who were then robbed and executed. The killings occurred around Prijedor, a town 110 miles north-west of Sarajevo near the Serb military stronghold of Banja Luka.

Kessler said U.N. workers who reached Prijedor on Friday found the town “very tense’ after the killings, which took place over the previous several days.

“Apparently, these attacks are going forward with permission or even military assistance of the Bosnian Serb militia,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Court Ruling: Serbs Must Pay $5 Billion in Damages for Bosnian Genocide Victims

U.S. Jury Returns $4.5 Billion Verdict Against Former Bosnian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic. Will Republika Srpska — a province in Bosnia-Herzegovina created as a result of ethnic cleansing and genocide — end up paying the bill, since Karadzic is broke?

Omarska Concentration Camp in Prijedor, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Photo of the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor where Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) and Croat (Bosnian Catholic) civilians were interned and brutally tortured for months by the Serb (Bosnian Orthodox) guards. Serbs repeatedly raped Bosniak and Croat women and children, including little girls - as young as 6 years old.

Background:
(Originally published on September 26, 2000. More recent commentary follows after this text)

NEW YORK — Former Bosnian Serb leader and indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been ordered by a U.S. jury to pay $4.5 billion in damages for atrocities committed by his soldiers. The jury and judge hearing the civil case against Karadzic, who remains an international fugitive, said Monday that the United States can’t ignore genocide a world away. “It’s very important that the United States of America rises to the occasion when these things happen and we just don’t wait for the United Nations’ war crimes tribunal,” Judge Peter K. Leisure said in the Manhattan courtroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Mid August 1992: Serbs Expel 30,000 Bosniaks and Croats from Northern Bosnia

EMMA DALY Sarajevo
Monday, 23 October 1995
Sarajevo

The trench warfare has stopped – at least for the time being – under the terms of the Bosnian ceasefire brokered by Washington, but there is concern that a campaign against civilians is continuing, particularly in Serb-held northern Bosnia. United Nations officials, who have beseeched the Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, to adhere to the part of the agreement which requires the humane treatment of civilians, fear for the safety of several thousand Bosniaks [Bosnian Muslims] and Croats [Bosnian Catholics] missing in the area. Read the rest of this entry »

Sanski Most: Shattered Lives of the Bosnian Genocide

Seasons in Hell: understanding Bosnia’s war

By Vulliamy, Ed

Simon and Schuster, New York and London, 1994, 370 pages.

“All day long, the refugees, or deportees as they should more properly be called, had been made to run a gauntlet of fear, hate, arrogance, humiliation and uncertainty on the day that had started with them being bullied out of their homes in Sanski Most. The announcement came over the radio, Radio Sana, that the convoy was leaving, and it had been made clear that this was among the last chances. The previous night had been one of horrific violence, with gangs lobbing grenades through the windows of people’s homes and firing willy-nilly on the streets of the Muslim quarters. The mosque had been blown up, all Muslim shops burned and looted, Muslims sacked from their jobs and some undamaged houses allocated to new, incoming Serb families, their names posted above the doorways. Tickets for the journey were purchased from the police, the fare payable in Deutschmarks. People could use the buses and trucks provided, or take their own vehicles. The convoy left shortly before midday”. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Systematic Rapes of Bosnian Muslim Women, An Instrument of the Bosnian War 1992-95

Introduction by Khadija Husain: Systematic rape is a brutal tactic used in times of war to terrorize women by sexually assaulting them. It has also been used as a means to perform ethnic cleansing by degrading and demoralizing the persecuted ethnic group. According to international law, systematic rape has been declared a crime against humanity as well as a war crime. It is also one of the criteria that identifies a genocide.

The concept of systematic rape was utilized during the genocide in the Bosnian War. During the ethnic cleansing performed by the Serbian soldiers against the Bosnian Muslims, the Bosnian women and girls were tortured by sexual violence. A United Nations committee determined that the number of women who were raped was around twenty thousand, whereas the Bosnian government estimated that there were in fact fifty thousand rape victims. As a result, war crime tribunals are now allowed to prosecute superior officers and hold them liable for the actions of their subordinate soldiers.

Currently in the city of Darfur in Sudan, the Janjawid militia is systematically raping the women there leading to another human rights crisis. This is similar to the brutality faced by Tutsi people in Rwanda where the women and children today still remain distraught and tormented as the deal with the aftermath of the systematic rape by the Hutu tribe that occurred there 10 years ago. There is no question that rape is a tool of genocide even if it does not result in physical death, it does have a decided impact on the rape victims both mentally and spirtually.

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The following is a report from the Dallas Morning news:

Women: Weapons of War

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serb leaders’ policy of “ethnic cleansing” has allowed – or commanded – Serb troops to terrorize, slaughter and rape. Rape required neither gasoline nor bullets and made a powerful weapon, according to local war-crimes investigators.

By George Rodrigue
Dallas Morning News
9 May 1993.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — First Serb prison guards branded Aziza Osmanovic with iron rods. Then they raped her, along with her 12-year-old daughter. Read the rest of this entry »

Borislav Herak "Out of guilt, I confessed to the rapes and murders"

War turns neighbor against neighbor

By George Rodrigue
Dallas Morning News
9 May 1993.

Borislav Herak was 21 when the war started. The former Serb fighter was a little crazy and frequently drunk, a high-school dropout whose most demanding job was pushing carts of flour through a Sarajevo bakery. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 17, 2010 at 1:39 am

Bosniak Refugees Give Detail of Serbian Terror in Kljuc

The Cavalier Daily
8 October 1992.

By JOHN DANISZEWSKI

TRAVNIK, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Hasnija Halilovic said the Serb fighters came in the night, wearing black masks.

They lined up about 200 Muslim [Bosniak] women and children at gunpoint in three rows between a Muslim home and piled the house’s contents nearby, she recalled.

Then both the furniture and the house were set ablaze. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Serbs Killed 3,000 Bosniak Women and Children in May-June 1992

White House Hears Accounts of Serbian Atrocities in Bosnia

Beaver County Times
29 September 1992.

WASHINGTON — Two eyewitnesses say they saw as many as 50 Muslim [Bosniak] prisoners killed at a time at Serb-run detention camps in Bosnia as part of a bloody campaign that eventually claimed 3,000 lives, the State Department says.

The Bush administration believes the atrocities to be the worst of the six-month war. They were said to have taken place in the spring in the northwest city of Brcko, not far from the scene of Serbian air strikes Monday that reportedly left 15 dead and 40 wounded.

Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the two Muslim witnesses were former prisoners in a brick factory who independently estimated that 3,000 men, women and children were killed in May and June. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Systematic Killings of Bosnian Muslim Civilians in Bosnian Genocide

Decapitation among brutalities of the Bosnian Genocide

Lawrence Journal – World
23 October 1992.

WASHINGTON — The ethnic hatreds of disintegrated Yugoslavia are producing levels of savagery uncommon even in war, with aggressors decapitating and dismembering prisoners, shooting women in the back, raping children and torturing clerics.

Thousands more are being expelled from their homes, confined to camps with little heat or food, and terrorized by fears of systematic execution.

Such are the conclusions of two reports, one by the State Department and the other by the London-based human rights group Amnesty International, issued Thursday on atrocities in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia. Read the rest of this entry »

Battle at Brcko crucial for Muslims in Bosnia

Bosnian forces advance toward Brezovo Polje in hopes of freeing Bosnian Muslim civilians tortured in a Serbian-run concentration camp.

New Straits Times
14 October 1992.

Wan A. Hulaimi

LONDON, Tues. — News coming from Bosanski Brod, which reportedly “fell” to Serbian forces last week, reveal the extent of co-operation now existing between Belgrade and Zagreb after a meeting between their two presidents in Geneva to slice up Bosnia-Herzegovina at the expense of the Muslims [Bosniaks]. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Rape as a Weapon of War against Bosnian Muslim Women and Children

U.N. Commission says rape is a war crime

Bangor Daily News
24 February 1993

GENEVA (AP) – Geraldine Ferraro, the U.S. delegate to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, and representatives from the 53-nation panel on Tuesday singled out rape by Serb forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a war crime.

In a resolution passed by consensus, the U.N. panel voiced outrage “that the systematic practice of rape is being used as a weapon of war against Muslim women and children” as part of “ethnic cleansing” by Serbian forces in Bosnia.

The commission is the most vocal U.N. human rights body. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Gorazde Massacre, Serbs Kill 50 Bosniaks in First-Aid Center

By CHUCK SUDETIC,
Published: June 14, 1993

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 13— More than 50 people were reported killed today at an improvised first-aid center when Bosnian Serb forces unleashed heavy artillery barrages on Gorazde, which the United Nations designated a safe area less than two weeks ago.

The Sarajevo radio reported that the shelling had left Goradze’s streets littered with bodies and that a rocket had exploded in the first-aid center, killing all 50 or so people inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Rape is "a Weapon of War" in the Bosnian Genocide, European Inquiry

By Alan Riding
9 January 1993.

Ocala Star-Banner,
volume 50. No.131, year 127. p.
(also published in NYT)

A team of European Community investigators has estimated that 20,000 Muslim women have been raped by Bosnian Serb soldiers in recent months as part of a deliberate pattern of abuse aimed at driving them from their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The team said there were indications that some rapes were carried out “in particularly sadistic ways so as to inflict maximum humiliation on the victims.” The report did not elaborate.

It said it had also received strong evidence that “many women, and more particularly children, may have died during or after rape.” The report did not give the range of ages of the victims or say how many might have died. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2010 at 2:37 am

Imam speaks of Genocide in Bosnia

Business Times, p.18.
18 August 1992.

LONDON, Wed: The atrocities committed by the Serbs against Bosniaks in Bosnia-Herzegovina were beyond imagination and would even make Hitler look like a small child, the Grand Imam of the Zagreb Mosque in the former Yugoslavia, Dr Mustafa Seric, said here.

He added the Muslims were defenceless partly because they did not expect this fate as all they wanted to do was to set up a democratic state and live side by side with people of other ethnic communities and religion.

Also, they were unprepared for what happened because unlike other ethnic communities in the former Yugoslavia, they did not join the army and had very little military experience, he said on Monday.

The Quran [Muslim holy book] instructed Muslims to live peacefully and it was not something they could compromise because of choice or political expediency, he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2010 at 2:27 am

UN peacekeepers took part in rapes during Bosnian Genocide

Witnesses say UN personnel visited rape camp run by Serbs

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
1 November 1993.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — U.N. peacekeepers in Bosnia regularly visited Serb-run brother outside Sarajevo, where some of them took sexual advantage of Bosniak and Croat women forced into prostitution, according to Muslim witnesses and the local Serb commander.

Although the Bosnian government charged repeatedly that Bosnian Serbs had set up a concentration camp at the same site, U.N. peacekeepers neither investigated the facility nor reported its existence to their superiors, according to former prisoners and UN officials. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2010 at 2:04 am

Jewish leader warns, "Bosnian Muslims suffering like Jews under Nazi"

Article courtesy of San Francisco Jewish Community Publications Inc., dba Jewish Bulletin of Northern California. Published on Friday, July 28, 1995.

Photo: Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) in Serb-run concentration camps in 1992 Bosnian Genocide. Credits: RON HAVIV, Blood and Honey

Photo: Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) in Serb-run concentration camps in 1992 Bosnian Genocide. Credits: RON HAVIV, Blood and Honey

Bosnian Muslims suffering like Jews under Nazis, official says

by Jewish Telegraphic Agency
28 July 1995.

“The expulsion terror practices in Bosnia today is quite comparable to what happened from the beginning of the Third Reich to the outbreak of the war,” Ignatz Bubis, chairman of the central council of Jews in Germany, told German radio last week.

Bubis said he could not understand why the United Nations and NATO have not learned the lessons that came from appeasing the Nazis before the outbreak of World War II.

In the interview, Bubis said he supported Western military intervention on behalf of the Bosnian Muslims, who, after a three-year-old war, are under increasing attack by the rebel Bosnian Serb forces. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Stopping Bosnian Genocide was worth American blood

“‘When they came for the Jews I said nothing for I was not a Jew. When they came for the Catholics I did nothing for I was not a Catholic. When they came for me I could do nothing, and there was no one left to speak for me.’ Those who say Bosnia is not worth American blood bear a close resemblances to those who have made similar claims in the past.”

By Justin Green
| Justin Green wrote about and taught politics for 25 years before retiring to Prescott |

Daily Courier
18 December 1995.

The pundits and pols of Prescott and the nation have pontificated and reached agreement. Bosnia is not worth a drop of American blood. Fortunately Bob Dole has shown better judgment and even the House may sanction sending 20,000 Americans to Bosnia. These troops will be part of a NATO force of 60,000 assigned to preserve the Bosnian peace accords agreed to by the Bosnian Muslims [Bosniaks], Bosnian Serbs and the Croats.

I confess early on I vacillated on this issue. At one time I was opposed to sending our ground forces to the area. I did, however, urge the use of our air power and an end to the arms embargo imposed on Bosnia’s Muslims.

I have changed my mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Serbian war crimes in Bosnia, Six-year old girl raped in front of her mother

Do a ‘Desert Storm’ on Serbs

New Straits Times
9 October 1993.

By: H. Hashim Hassan

The cruelties committed by the Serbs in Bosnia-Herzegovina, said Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, defy the imagination. Expressing his disgust over the matter, the Prime Minister told the 48th UN General Assembly in New York on Oct 1, a six-year-old [Bosnian Muslim] child was repeatedly raped in front of her mother who not only had to watch but was prevented from giving any help until the little child died after two days of exposure.

This was not the first time Dr Mahathir has publicly touched on the barbarity of the Serbs. At the Non-Aligned Summit last year, he said that in Bosnia human rights were being ignored, ethnic cleansing was being carried out, women were being raped and children were being shot and killed by snipers. So apathetic and unconcerned were the Serbian aggressors after committing their horrendous crimes that rape and murder were something that they took delight in doing. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm

US Report: Serbs Worst Since Nazis, Systematic Shelling & Starvation of Bosnian Muslims

Serbs Worst Since Nazis, report says

By: Barry Schweid
The Daily Gazette
21 January 1993.

WASHINGTON – Serbian forces in Bosnia are conducting a campaign of systematic shelling and starvation of Muslims [Bosniaks] that “dwarfs anything seen in Europe since Nazi times,” the State Department reported Tuesday.

“It borders on genocide,” said Patricia Diaz Dennis, assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs.

The 17th annual report to Congress surveyed 189 countries and found abuses in dozens of them, but none on the scale of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav republic whose assertion of independence touched off a brutal ethnic conflict.

Civilians are the primary targets of Serbian military action, the report said. By the end of 1992, more than 1.5 million people were displaced by the war, including an estimated one half of the Muslim [Bosniak] population.

All sides in the former Yugoslav republic are guilty of atrocities, but “the greatest atrocity – the systematic shelling and starvation by siege of large cities – was carried out by Serbian forces, which alone had both the means and the will to carry out such crimes against humanity.”

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December 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

JEWISH POST: Holocaust Survivor on Bosnian Muslims and Jews

Remember and Protest War Crimes in Bosnia

Jewish Post, p.4
2 December 1992.

A Muslim people are targeted for extinction, and the West turns away. There is no rationalizing this brutal immorality.

To compare Bosnia and the Holocaust is to invite angry disagreement from some Jewish critics who correctly see the Holocaust as a unique evil, an unprecedented descent into hell. But the uniqueness of the Holocaust does not diminish the force of powerful parallels that do exist between these two tragedies, and no one should understand these commonalities better than the Jews. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm

JEWISH POST: Furnace Used to Kill Muslims in Bosnian Genocide

Remember and Protest War Crimes in Bosnia

The Jewish Post & News
2 December 1992.

THE JEWISH POST — “We told them not to be afraid, we wouldn’t do anything to them, they should just stand in front of the wall. But it was taken for granted among us that they should be killed. So when somebody said ‘Shoot’, I swung around and pulled the trigger, three times on automatic fire. I remember the little girl with the red dress hiding behind her granny.”

Those comments by a Serb nationalist soldier appeared in a story in The Globe and Mail November 27. Now under arrest by Bosnian soldiers, the soldier told a reporter how he and two companions gunned down 10 members of a Muslim family in their home in Bosnia-Herzegovina last June.

In another incident, the soldier recalled, he saw 30 men from a Muslim village shot and incinerated in a furnace at a steel plant. He said some of the men were still alive when they were thrown into the furnace. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm