serb-soldier-pays-homage-to-his-enemy-saviours-05-12-2017 15 May 17 Serb Soldier Pays Homage to His ‘Enemy’ Saviours

After Serb soldier Nikola Barisic stepped on a landmine, his life was saved by ‘enemy’ troops and medics - and he has now returned to donate thousands of euros to their hospital in gratitude.

bosnian-wartime-aid-convoy-attackers-evade-justice-05-11-2017 12 May 17 Bosnian Wartime Aid Convoy Attackers Evade Justice

Twenty-four years have passed without any prosecutions for the ambush of the ‘Tuzla Convoy of Salvation’, when seven Bosniak truck drivers and several passengers were killed by Croat forces.

yugoslav-wwii-hero-recalls-victory-day-in-1945-05-08-2017 09 May 17 Yugoslav WWII Hero Recalls ‘Victory Day’ in 1945

As Serbia marks Victory Day, one of the few men still alive to have been named a Yugoslav national hero for his role in WWII remembers his first post-war celebration in 1945.

propaganda-trip-why-franjo-tudjman-s-biographer-rebelled-04-27-2017 03 May 17 Propaganda Trip: Why Franjo Tudjman’s Biographer Rebelled

Twenty years on, US author Joe Tripician recalls his bizarre experience of trying to write a state-funded biography of 1990s Croatian President Franjo Tudjman - and how his conscience derailed the project.

jasenovac-children-victims-film-brings-emotions-on-surface-04-25-2017 25 Apr 17 Serbs Recall Childhood Jailing in Croatian WWII Camp

Serbs who were imprisoned as children in the Croatian World War II concentration camp at Jasenovac tell their traumatic and emotional stories in a new documentary.

serbian-holocaust-survivors-recall-escape-from-nazis-04-22-2017-1 22 Apr 17 Serbian Holocaust Survivors Recall Escape from Nazis

As Serbia marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, two Serbian Jews who survived the Nazi occupation of the country as children told BIRN how they managed to avoid death.

dishonour-for-zagreb-over-alternative-facts-about-holocaust-04-21-2017 21 Apr 17 Dishonour for Zagreb Over ‘Alternative Facts’ About Holocaust

The Zagreb authorities have showed their disrespect for World War II victims by honouring a film-maker whose documentary downplays the crimes committed at the Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia.

serbia-shortlists-chief-war-crimes-prosecution-candidates-04-20-2017 20 Apr 17 Serbia Shortlists Chief War Crimes Prosecutor Candidates

After almost one and a half years without a chief war crimes prosecutor, the Serbian government has proposed two candidates - with major challenges ahead as Belgrade remains under pressure to step up prosecutions.

un-balks-at-justice-for-kosovo-lead-poisoning-victims-04-19-2017 19 Apr 17 UN Balks at Justice for Kosovo Lead-Poisoning Victims

The United Nations is ignoring own advice to give a clear apology for a tragedy that was its fault, seriously undermining the ability to press governments on human rights violations.

bosnian-muslims-rebuild-historic-war-ruined-mosque-04-12-2017 13 Apr 17 Bosnian Muslims Rebuild Historic War-Ruined Mosque

The reconstruction of a 16th Century Ottoman-era mosque, the last of 15 that were destroyed during the 1992-95 war in the Bosnian Serbs’ main city of Banja Luka, is finally ready to start.

war-justice-strategy-for-kosovo-undermined-by-divisions-04-10-2017 11 Apr 17 War Justice Strategy for Kosovo Undermined by Divisions

A Kosovo government-backed working group set up to draft a national strategy for dealing with the wartime past has been troubled by divisions, disputes and failures to deliver, a new report says.

my-sarajevo-a-city-of-tolerance-and-resistance-04-06-2017 06 Apr 17 My Sarajevo, A City of Tolerance and Resistance

Meliha Zimic witnessed the liberation of Sarajevo from Nazi occupation 72 years ago, and as its anniversary is commemorated, she recalls how the city’s defiant spirit helped it through WWII and the 1990s siege.

anti-fascist-monuments-croatia-s-unwanted-heritage--03-31-2017 03 Apr 17 Anti-Fascist Monuments: Croatia’s ‘Unwanted Heritage’

As Croatia grows more conservative, many monuments built in the Communist era to commemorate victory over fascism during World War II are being left to decay or be vandalised.

nato-s-shea-regrets-nationalist-revival-in-balkans-03-24-2017 24 Mar 17 NATO’s Jamie Shea Regrets Nationalist Revival in Balkans

Jamie Shea, NATO spokesperson during the bombing of Yugoslavia which started 18 years ago, says revived nationalism is setting the region back - and urges Kosovo not to waste its resources on forming an army.

srebrenica-s-first-serb-mayor-tries-to-escape-the-past-03-22-2017 22 Mar 17 Srebrenica’s First Serb Mayor Tries to Escape the Past

Mladen Grujicic, Srebrenica’s first Serb mayor, says he wants to look beyond the trauma of war and the bitterly-contested genocide debate to seek a better future for the depopulated, impoverished town.

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