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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: Trnopolje concentration camp in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated prisoner in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August of 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslms), were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated prisoner in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August of 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslms), were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain


Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) woman and children upon arrival to the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp in August 1992. Thousands of non-Serbs civilians were tortured, raped and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) woman and children upon arrival to the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp in August 1992. Thousands of non-Serbs civilians were tortured, raped and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert


Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man, posing for cameras, during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man, posing for cameras, during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Woman and a child in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August of 1992. Women and girls were brutally raped by Serb soldier at Trnopolje. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslms), were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Woman and a child in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August of 1992. Women and girls were brutally raped by Serb soldier at Trnopolje. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslms), were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: A Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilian imprisoned by Serbian forces in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks, were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: A Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilian imprisoned by Serbian forces in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks, were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks, were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks, were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks, were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks, were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks, were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks, were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians imprisoned in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians during a staged lunch, posing for TV cameras, at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians during a staged lunch, posing for TV cameras, at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians during a staged lunch, posing for TV cameras, at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians during a staged lunch, posing for TV cameras, at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians during a staged lunch, posing for TV cameras, at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians during a staged lunch, posing for TV cameras, at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians, posing for cameras, line up for food or water during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians, posing for cameras, line up for food or water during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians, posing for cameras, line up for food or water during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated non-Serb civilians, posing for cameras, line up for food or water during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man, posing for cameras, during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man, posing for cameras, during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man, posing for cameras, during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Bosnian Genocide, 1992: Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man, posing for cameras, during a staged lunch at the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August 1992. Thousands of prisoners, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), were tortured and killed there in 1992. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Death Whispers at Omarska concentration camp in Bosnia

Death Whispers: Frightened Bosnian Muslim War Prisoners Voice Horror Behind the Pictures

Bosnian Genocide, Trnopolje concentration camp in 1992.

Bosnian Genocide, Trnopolje concentration camp in 1992.

By Peter Maass
The Bulletin
16 August 1992.

OMARSKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — When the camp guards looked in another direction, the prisoners at the Serb-run detention camp here broke into nervous whispers.

“There is no doctor here,” one of them breathed. “As soon as you get sick you are shot.” Read the rest of this entry »

Serbs Kill 200 Bosniak Prisoners, Heave Bodies Down the Slope

Eugene Register-Guard
9 August 1992.

ZAGREB, Croatia — A Bosniak [Bosnian Muslim] says a split-second decision to leap into a ravine saved his life while Serbs killed about 200 fellow prisoners and heaved their bodies down the slope.

“One of the bodies fell about five meters from me, so that the man’s brains were all over my chest,” said Semir, 24, who said he knew of just one other man who survived the massacre last month.

Semir asked The Associated Press not to photograph him or use his family name on the chance one of his brothers might also have survived the killing, which he said occurred Aug. 21 [1992].

In Sarajevo, Bosnia’s Investigative Commission for War Crimes said it had “all the details” about the alleged massacre, including the names of the victims and those who killed them.

The Bush administration said Tuesday it also was investigating reports of the massacre.

Semir said Serbs caught him in mid-July near Prijedor in northern Bosnia and held him in a detention camp at the nearby Keraterm ceramics factory. He was later moved to a camp at Trnopolje. On Aug. 21, he said five buses came to the camp. Women and children were put in on one bus; men and teenage boys in the others. Read the rest of this entry »

Serbs Admit Mass Execution of Bosniak Civilians

By Mary Battiata

The Daily Gazette
28 September 1992.

Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina — A top police official in a Serb-controlled area of Bosnia has confirmed the Aug. 21 killing of dozens of Bosniak men and boys being taken by bus from the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp to promised safety in the Muslim-held city of Travnik.

“A certain number of the people who were heading for Travnik lost their lives that day,” Stojan Zupljanin, chief of security services here, said on Friday.

Zupljanin, a Serb who commands the 6,000-square-mile area that includes the steep canyon where the mass execution occurred, said “about 50 or more bodies” had been found. “I have information that there are [still] some corpses in that area,” he said, adding that the mountainous terrain in that area was slowing the investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

14364 killed and 57000 missing in the first 6 months of the Bosnian Genocide

New Straits Times
2 October 1992.

SARAJEVO, Thurs. (Reuters) — Bosnia published figures today showing that six months of war produced a “massacre of the innocents” far worse than suspected.

Ten thousand children were listed as dead or missing by the Medical Crisis Centre which compiles statistics from across the former Yugoslav republic where Bosnian Serbs are fighting against Muslim [Bosniak] and Croat-led independence.

The figures showed a steep rise since last month to 14,364 killed and 57,000 missing, of whom many are also believed dead. Read the rest of this entry »

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