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“UNSafe” is scrolled in marker across a brick wall in Srebrenica. Two hundred kilometers away in Konjic, “UNaware” is written in black paint on the moldy walls of a bunker. “UN: United Nothing” is hand written on a piece of sheet metal mused over by museum onlookers. These political statements, ...

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“That’s why they wanted Yugoslavia to fall apart”

“We know how to do many things” remarked a genocide survivor over the weekend. This was part of a larger conversation we were having about the value of resourcefulness in Bosniak culture and the “jack of all trades” persona embodied by many. If a house is needed, they build it. ...

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Forget. Remember. Forget.

Keri DeJong and Barbara Love once wrote about the “historical amnesia” experienced by adults that challenges their memory of what it was like to be a young person. More anecdotal than scientifically proven, this missing information is thought to negatively impact adults’ empathy towards their younger counterparts. Some scholars and ...

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