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.

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.

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.

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.

bosnia-s-war-childhood-museum-finally-opens-01-30-2017 30 Jan 17 Bosnia’s War Childhood Museum Opens in Sarajevo

A moving exhibition of mementoes of children who lived through the war has finally opened after the War Childhood Museum secured enough funding to acquire a permanent home.

balkan-schoolbooks-still-fight-over-kosovo-s-history-12-27-2016 28 Dec 16 Balkan Schoolbooks Offer Conflicting Versions of Kosovo’s History

Shkelzen Gashi tells BIRN that his new report reveals how differently the history of Kosovo is taught all over the Western Balkans - with worrying implications for relations between neighbouring countries.

croatia-historical-controversies-stir-tensions-with-serbia-12-21-2016 28 Dec 16 Croatia: Historical Controversies Stir Tensions with Serbia

Disputes over the legacy of Croatia’s Nazi-allied World War II regime, exacerbated by the country’s controversial culture minister, sparked rows at home and abroad in 2016.

ante-markovic-pm-who-tried-to-rescue-yugoslavia-12-19-2016 20 Dec 16 Ante Markovic: PM Who Tried to Rescue Yugoslavia

Twenty-five years after his resignation, the last Yugoslav Prime Minister, Ante Markovic, is still seen as someone who tried to keep the country from collapsing, although his mission ended in failure.

bosnian-war-childhood-museum-edges-closer-to-opening-11-23-2016 24 Nov 16 Bosnian War Childhood Museum Edges Closer to Opening

Despite funding setbacks and broken promises of support, the War Childhood Museum will open in Sarajevo in December to exhibit people’s personal mementoes of growing up during the conflict, its director says.

croatians-mourn-vukovar-defeat-25-years-on-11-18-2016 18 Nov 16 Croatians Mourn Vukovar Defeat, 25 Years On

Thousands came to Vukovar to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the town and show their pride in the Croatian fighters who defended it through a bloody three-month siege.

unmarked-grave-hides-belgrade-s-post-wwii-execution-victims-11-03-2016 04 Nov 16 Unmarked Grave Hides Belgrade’s Post-WWII Execution Victims

In a wealthy district of Belgrade, people shot by the Yugoslav Communists after World War II lie buried in an unmarked grave - but now their relatives are calling for a permanent memorial.

serbian-peace-women-mark-25-years-of-defiance-10-10-2016 10 Oct 16 Serbian Peace Women Mark 25 Years of Defiance

Belgrade-based peace group Women in Black is marking 25 years of staging peaceful demonstrations against militarism and standing up against threats of violence from Serbian nationalists.

macedonia-s-dreams-unrealised-25-years-after-independence-09-08-2016 08 Sep 16 Macedonia’s Dreams Unrealised 25 Years After Independence

Neither of Macedonia’s two strategic main goals - European integration and NATO membership - have been fulfilled 25 years after it became independent, while ethnic relations with the Albanian minority remain troubled.

kosovo-s-thaci-seeks-new-peacemaker-image-08-24-2016 24 Aug 16 Kosovo’s Thaci Seeks New ‘Peacemaker’ Image

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, a wartime guerrilla leader, has been embracing reconciliation by commemorating murdered Serbs, but analysts question whether he is sincere or just trying to win international approval.

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