GSSW Blogs

Little Signs, Here and There

Fellow Travelers, This is a picture of the house of Ramiz Nukić, a now publicly recognized figure in the community for his dedicated work solo-collecting bones of victims from the Srebrenica’s genocide. Although I am not writing about Ramiz in this post, I am using a picture of his house, ...

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University of Denver in Bosnia 2018-07-30 14:05:31

When I took this picture I was quite excited about all that it contains. Of course, the content is not entirely positive – the background shows the coffins of the 35 people buried this July. However, I feel that it captures our experiences – those of us who rode from Bihac ...

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Photos and Expectations

This week we were told to pick a photo from the last five weeks and write about it. This was hard considering I have taken what seems like a million photos since I arrived in Sarajevo. The photo I ultimately chose to write about is the outside of Tito’s Bunker ...

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Photography & BiH

For this week’s blog we were supposed to choose a photo and write about it. There’s a cliche that says a picture is worth a 1,000 words, but I’d need a million to encompass my time here in pixels. After all photography is not often about content, it’s about light. ...

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Thoughts from a Weekend in Srebrenica

Fellow Travelers, Going into this weekend I didn’t have the slightest clue of how much our trip to Srebrenica would affect me. I consider myself to have relatively tough skin, I don’t like to show my emotions in public, and I have a pretty high bar for hearing and seeing ...

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Srebrenica Part II: An account of one student’s shift in the perception of the future

I think about my future a lot. It is my favorite subject to dream about. Who will I be in five years or even ten? What will my children look like? Where will I live? How will I spend my free time? Will my passions stay the same? Since starting ...

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Resiliency as a Quiet Strength

This past weekend, my peers and I had the opportunity to return to Srebrenica as well as visit nearby Tuzla. The first person we met was Nura Begović, who is the Vice President of the Association of Women in Srebrenica and Tuzla. Her office is covered from wall to wall and ceiling ...

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Tuzla and Srebrenica

Last weekend, we went to Tuzla and Srebrenica to meet with survivors of the genocide. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for them to talk about such traumatizing experiences so I admire their courage. I often wondered what motivated them to speak with us, a small ...

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Genocide Revisited

This weekend was spent listening to a number of people who were and are prominent figures within the community of victims of the Bosnian War and more specifically of the Srebrenica Genocide of 1995. Each of the people who spoke to us, not at all surprisingly, struggled to tell us ...

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My Family is My Revenge

This weekend our cohort traveled to Tuzla and back to Srebrenica to hear personal stories of the Srebrenica Genocide. I soon realized I did not understand the impact the Peace March and Srebrenica had on me. I will discuss more of my feelings later in the post but on the ...

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