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Another View of the Concentration Camps in the Bosnian Genocide

The following images of Serb-run concentration camps near Prijedor in north-west Bosnia were taken from the archive of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at the Hague.

Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians were interned, tortured, raped, and killed in this camp.

Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians were interned, tortured, raped, and killed in this camp.

Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians were interned, tortured, raped, and killed in this camp.

Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians were interned, tortured, raped, and killed in this camp.

The Sign reads CONCENTRATION CAMP. PROHIBITED ENTRY. Photo: Entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, where Serbs interned, tortured, raped, and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).

The Sign reads CONCENTRATION CAMP. PROHIBITED ENTRY. Photo: Entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, where Serbs interned, tortured, raped, and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).

Here is a better quality of this image from the same source (images may be lighter or darker depending on how they were scanned and depending on the source they were scanned from, e.g. printed newspaper):

The Sign reads CONCENTRATION CAMP. PROHIBITED ENTRY. Photo: Entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, where Serbs interned, tortured, raped, and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).

The Sign reads CONCENTRATION CAMP. PROHIBITED ENTRY. Photo: Entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, where Serbs interned, tortured, raped, and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

The Manjaca concentration camp was controlled by a Serb Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic.

The Manjaca concentration camp was controlled by a Serb Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic.


One of entrances to notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.

One of entrances to notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.


Inside view, hall, of the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.

Inside view, hall, of the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.


Outside view from one of the rooms used by Serbian guards of the Omarska concentration camp where Serbs interned, tortured, raped and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) during the Bosnian Genocide.

Outside view from one of the rooms used by Serbian guards of the Omarska concentration camp where Serbs interned, tortured, raped and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) during the Bosnian Genocide.


Beds in the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Beds were introduced as a media propaganda after the Serb leadership allowed British TV crews to visit Omarska. Prisoners slept on the floor. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.

Beds in the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Beds were introduced as a media propaganda after the Serb leadership allowed British TV crews to visit Omarska. Prisoners slept on the floor. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.


The building of the Serb-run Keraterm concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.

The building of the Serb-run Keraterm concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.


Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the Trnopolje concentration camp.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the Trnopolje concentration camp.


Badly beaten and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man from the village of Hrnici, later died, in the Trnopolje concentration camp (Bosnian Genocide)

Badly beaten and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man from the village of Hrnici, later died, in the Trnopolje concentration camp (Bosnian Genocide)


Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.

Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.


Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.

Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.


Tortured, beaten, and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.

Tortured, beaten, and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.


BBC TV crew speaks with emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp. Serb authorities allowed TV crew to enter the camp after international pressure mounted. Badly emaciated prisoners were removed from the camp, but Dr. Idriz Merdzanic managed to smuggle some photos of brutal beatings and abuse in the camp, which we will show beginning from the next photo.

BBC TV crew speaks with emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp. Serb authorities allowed TV crew to enter the camp after international pressure mounted. Badly emaciated prisoners were removed from the camp, but Dr. Idriz Merdzanic managed to smuggle some photos of brutal beatings and abuse in the camp, which we will show beginning from the next photo.


Emaciated and visibly weak Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 at the start of the Bosnian Genocide.

Emaciated and visibly weak Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 at the start of the Bosnian Genocide.


Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.


Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.


Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.


Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Photojournalism: Omarska concentration camp in Bosnia

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) and Croat (Bosnian Catholic) survivors of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in western Bosnia near Prijedor on August 6, 2006, c ommemorate the 14th anniversary of the reveleation of death camps by British journalists in August 1992. Photographer: Ranko Cukovic

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) and Croat (Bosnian Catholic) survivors of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in western Bosnia near Prijedor on August 6, 2006, c ommemorate the 14th anniversary of the reveleation of death camps by British journalists in August 1992. Photographer: Ranko Cukovic

Bosnian Genocide, 1992:  TV pictures of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in western Bosnia near Prijedor, August 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), died there.

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: TV pictures of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in western Bosnia near Prijedor, August 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), died there.

An elderly Bosnian Muslim man holds up a poster at a rally in former Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, on August 6, 2006, commemorating the 14th anniversary of the revelation of death camps by British journalists in August 1992. Photographer: Ranko Cukovic

An elderly Bosnian Muslim man holds up a poster at a rally in former Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, on August 6, 2006, commemorating the 14th anniversary of the revelation of death camps by British journalists in August 1992. Photographer: Ranko Cukovic

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: TV Pictures of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp taken on 7 August 1992.

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: TV Pictures of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp taken on 7 August 1992.

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: TV Pictures of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp taken on 7 August 1992.

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: TV Pictures of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp taken on 7 August 1992.


Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Bosnian Muslim civilians at the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp pose for cameras. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Bosnian Muslim civilians at the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp pose for cameras. Photographer: Antoine Gyori


Bosnian Genocide, 1992: TV Pictures of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks, died there in 1992.

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: TV Pictures of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks, died there in 1992.


Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Relative of the Omarska concentration camp victims near the Western Bosnian town of Prijedor in Bosnia-Herzegovina holds photos of excavated bodies of her relatives on 06 August, 2006.

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Relative of the Omarska concentration camp victims near the Western Bosnian town of Prijedor in Bosnia-Herzegovina holds photos of excavated bodies of her relatives on 06 August, 2006.


A Bosnian Muslim woman holds a poster during a visit to the former Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in western part of Bosnia, near Prijedor, on August 6, 2006, to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the revelation of death camps by British journalists in August 1992. Thousands of non-Serbs, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and murdered in three notorious concentration camps in western Bosnia. Several of high-profile Serb commanders have been sentenced by the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague for the atrocities committed there.

A Bosnian Muslim woman holds a poster during a visit to the former Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in western part of Bosnia, near Prijedor, on August 6, 2006, to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the revelation of death camps by British journalists in August 1992. Thousands of non-Serbs, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and murdered in three notorious concentration camps in western Bosnia. Several of high-profile Serb commanders have been sentenced by the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague for the atrocities committed there.

Ed Vulliamy addresses Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) and Croat (Bosnian Catholic) survivors of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor in western Bosnia, August 6, 2006, during the 14th anniversary of reveleation of death camps by British journalists. Photographer: Ranko Cukovic

Ed Vulliamy addresses Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) and Croat (Bosnian Catholic) survivors of the Serb-run Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor in western Bosnia, August 6, 2006, during the 14th anniversary of reveleation of death camps by British journalists. Photographer: Ranko Cukovic


Bosnian Genocide, 1992: 21-year-old Edna Dautovic was one of many Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) women who were tortured, brutally raped, and then killed by the Serbs in the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor. Pre-war photo of Edna Dautovic courtesy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: 21-year-old Edna Dautovic was one of many Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) women who were tortured, brutally raped, and then killed by the Serbs in the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor. Pre-war photo of Edna Dautovic courtesy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Concentration Camp Survivors in Bosnia Detail Executions

Model of Omarska concentration camp in Bosnia used in the court proceedings by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Model of Omarska concentration camp in Bosnia used in the court proceedings by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Reading Eagle, page A16.
5 August 1992.

By Ron Gutman

ZAGREB, Croatia – Serbian guards at the Omarska concentration camp in Bosnia daily executed Bosniak and Croat prisoners from the thousands being held in at least three locations in the sprawling former mining complex, according to an interview conducted by Newsday Tuesday.

Guards selected seven or eight victims at random each night using a flashlight in a darkened warehouse where 600 to 700 prisoners were packed together, according to a 53-year-old Muslim camp survivor, who asked to be identified only as “Hujca.” Read the rest of this entry »

Suffering of Bosniak victims in Omarska concentration camp

“They Forced me to Tear Off Their Testicles with my Teeth”

Serb Guard Arrested on Genocide Charges

The Michigan Daily
16 February 1994.

BONN, Germany — The federal prosecutor’s office announced Monday the arrest of one of the most notorious guards at a Bosnian-Serb concentration camp on charges of complicity in genocide against Bosnian Muslims [Bosniaks].

Dusan ”Dule” Tadic, a cafe owner and karate teacher, is alleged by witnesses to have murdered hundreds of inmates at Omarska camp. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 9:24 pm