Kod Bibana

I usually consider myself a solitary person. I have long held this belief about myself, which has served me well in the past when traveling in large groups. Time alone can be a valuable commodity in these situations, and I have often relished in the opportunity to withdraw, to seclude ...

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The Necessity of War Crimes Court in Bosnia

What struck me most about the war crimes court is the way in which its day-to-day operations are run so smoothly. Judges, lawyers, administrators, and other staff – dozens of individuals – punch in and punch out in order to keep on schedule the flow of the currently 38 ongoing ...

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Bosnia 2015-06-14 16:24:36

Last Tuesday, as I sat in the cemetery at Potočari, at the Srebrenica massacre memorial, I reflected on the ongoing suffering of the mourners surrounding me. Twenty years, almost to the day, since Srebrenica fell. And still, they come to visit the graves of the loved ones that were lost. I ...

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Everything is Temporary

After having spent the last few days in Srebrenica with two individuals who lost everything to the genocide in 1995, one thing I know for certain about Bosnians is that they hold a firm and powerful belief in destiny. This belief pervades their experiences and inevitably seems to lead to a sort ...

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Jevrejsko Groblje

Having grown up on the east coast in a religious Jewish household and community, the ideas of historical trauma and genocide have been intricately linked to my education as a Jew. After only one full day in Bosnia, though, I am beginning to feel just how much of an effect ...

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