why-croatia-s-president-tudjman-imitated-general-franco-10-12-2017 11 Oct 17 Why Croatia’s President Tudjman Imitated General Franco

Franjo Tudjman said he developed a model of post-war reconciliation based on a monument built by Spanish fascist leader Franco - but at the memorial near Madrid, experts say the Croatian got it wrong.

bosnia-activists-install-signs-at-unmarked-war-sites-10-02-2017 03 Oct 17 Bosnia Activists Install Signs at Unmarked War Sites

Four activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina have been conducting an unofficial campaign to place temporary memorial signs at sites where people suffered during wartime but where no permanent monument exists.

bosnia-s-bone-hospital-still-haunts-its-inmates-09-22-2017 25 Sep 17 Bosnia’s ‘Bone Hospital’ Still Haunts its Inmates

The destruction of a memorial to Bosniaks imprisoned at the Kostana Hospital detention camp in Stolac during wartime brought back disturbing memories of the torture they endured there.

defending-tito-s-legacy-is-an-anti-fascist-duty-08-23-2017 24 Aug 17 Defending Tito’s Legacy is an Anti-Fascist Duty

The nationalist assault on Tito and on the Partisan legacy is directly linked to the very identity of nationalists – and to their reconciliation with fascism.

tito-tourism-turns-yugonostalgia-into-business-07-02-2017 03 Jul 17 Tito Tourism Turns Yugonostalgia into Business

Tourists can now explore Yugoslav leader Tito’s bunker in Bosnia or stay in an apartment decorated in Yugo-retro style in Serbia, as businesses explore new ways to turn the Communist past into profit.

partisans-necropolis-in-bosnia-s-mostar-left-to-rot-06-14-2017 15 Jun 17 Partisans’ Necropolis in Bosnia’s Mostar Left to Rot

The monumental Partisans’ Cemetery in the Bosnian town of Mostar, where Yugoslav anti-fascist WWII fighters were buried, has been abandoned to decay, a victim of changing attitudes to history in the 1990s.

wartime-furnaces-remind-bosnians-of-struggle-for-warmth-05-31-2017 31 May 17 Wartime Furnaces Remind Bosnians of Struggle for Warmth

A display of improvised furnaces used during the war reminds Sarajevans of their creativity during the siege of the Bosnian capital.

bosnians-celebrate-birthday-of-leader-they-never-knew-05-26-2017 26 May 17 Bosnians Celebrate Birthday of Leader They Never Knew

Bad weather did not stop a whole lot of young Bosnians from partying on May 25 in honour of the birthday of Yugoslav leader Josip Tito – who died long before most of them were born.

bosnian-widow-spends-last-days-between-sons-graves-05-25-2017-1 25 May 17 Bosnian Widow Spends Last Days Between Sons’ Graves

Nura Alispahic, now 73, lost her whole family in the Srebrenica genocide and the 1995 bombing of Tuzla – which was marked on Thursday. Now she waits to die, finding ‘life harder than death’.

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.

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