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.

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.

serbian-presidential-candidates-avoid-painful-war-issues-03-17-2017 21 Mar 17 Serbian Presidential Candidates Avoid ‘Painful’ War Issues

The candidates running for the Serbian presidency have avoided discussing the country’s role in the 1990s conflicts because they have no interest in post-war justice or fear losing votes, human rights campaigners argue.

croatia-hopes-for-exoneration-in-bosnia-war-crimes-appeal-03-17-2017 17 Mar 17 Croatia Hopes for Exoneration in Bosnia War Crimes Appeal

Croatia is hoping that it will be exonerated of any wrongdoing in wartime Bosnia and Herzegovina during appeals in The Hague against the war crimes convictions of six former Bosnian Croat leaders.

genocide-appeal-s-rejection-sends-bosnia-critical-message-03-10-2017 10 Mar 17 Genocide Appeal’s Rejection Sends Bosnia Critical Message

The International Court of Justice’s refusal to consider an application to review its 2007 ruling in Bosnia’s genocide case against Serbia could shake up the political scene and offer the country some vital lessons.

croatia-s-undemocratic-past-creates-present-day-problems-03-06-2017 06 Mar 17 Croatia’s Undemocratic Past Creates Present-Day Problems

It remains unclear how a new government-appointed body which will examine how to deal with the legacy of Croatia’s pro-Nazi and Communist regimes can resolve divisions over the country’s history.

kosovo-serbia-and-the-senseless-battle-of-new-york-03-03-2017 03 Mar 17 Kosovo, Serbia and the Senseless Battle of New York

Officials from Kosovo and Serbia clashed spectacularly at the UN Security Council again this week, but their aggressive moral posturing does little to address the wartime past or prevent future problems.

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