heritage-in-flames-prosecuting-wartime-cultural-crimes-11-06-2015 06 Nov 15 Heritage in Flames: Prosecuting Wartime Cultural Crimes

Kosovo’s bid to join UNESCO has again highlighted the destruction of cultural and religious monuments during wartime - crimes that ex-Yugoslav countries’ courts have largely been failing to tackle.

distorted-remembrance-culture-traps-bosnia-in-past--10-09-2015 12 Oct 15 Distorted Remembrance Culture ‘Traps Bosnia in Past’

Bosnia’s wartime divisions are being passed to onto the next generation, because there is no systematic approach to remembering the 1992-95 conflict, a Bosnian professor warns.

i-am-still-proud-of-october-5-10-05-2015 05 Oct 15 I Am Still Proud of October 5

We achieved our main goals 15 years ago – too bad we wasted so many opportunities after that.

years-on-old-milosevic-allies-still-run-serbia-10-02-2015 05 Oct 15 Years on, Old Milosevic Allies Still Run Serbia

Fifteen years after Slobodan Milosevic was ousted, many key figures of the old regime are back on the political stage and wielding power once again.

don-t-rebury-apis-in-serbia-historian-urges-09-29-2015 30 Sep 15 Don’t Rebury WW1 Col Apis in Serbia, Historian Urges

As Belgrade readies to bury remains of Col Dragutin Dimitrijevic Apis the historian Milivoj Beslin says it sends the wrong message to a country still troubled by political murders.

tracing-wwi-s-fallen-from-holland-to-serbia-09-10-2015 11 Sep 15 Tracing WWI’s Fallen from Holland to Serbia

After documenting around 100 Serbian soldiers who died in the Netherlands during World War I, Dutchman Fabian Vendrig has taken on another challenge - finding their families.

our-hero-your-killer-a-sarajevo-story-08-10-2015 10 Aug 15 Our Hero, Your Killer: A Sarajevo Story

Public denial of crimes against Serbs by the Bosnian Army in besieged Sarajevo shows that rival interpretations of the wartime past remain hard to reconcile, historian Nicolas Moll tells BIRN.

nationalist-commemorations-threaten-balkan-reconciliation-08-07-2015 07 Aug 15 Nationalist Commemorations Threaten Balkan Reconciliation

Recent events commemorating the region’s violent past have pitched several former Yugoslav countries into a nationalist frenzy, casting a shadow over hopes for reconciliation.

operation-storm-anniversary-shows-bosnia-s-ethnic-divisions-08-05-2015 05 Aug 15 Operation Storm Anniversary Shows Bosnia’s Ethnic Divisions

Politicians from different ethnic groups either celebrated Croatia’s victory during Operation Storm or mourned the Serb victims, highlighting divisions that still paralyse the country 20 years on.

operation-storm-childhood-memories-of-a-refugee-exodus-08-02-2015 04 Aug 15 Operation Storm: Childhood Memories of a Refugee Exodus

Twenty years after he fled the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm with his mother, two bags and a single toy, images of refugee convoys and burned-out houses remain vivid in 24-year-old Milos Ivanisevic’s memory.

operation-storm-croatia-s-triumph-serbia-s-grief-07-31-2015 03 Aug 15 Operation Storm: Croatia’s Triumph, Serbia’s Grief

Croatia this week celebrates its defeat of Serb rebels during Operation Storm 20 years ago, but Serbia will mourn the hundreds killed and the 200,000 who became refugees.

tudjman-takes-zagreb-15-years-after-death 13 Jul 15 Tudjman Takes Zagreb, 15 Years After Death

The first democratically-elected Croatian president, Franjo Tudjman, is to become more prominent in the capital than he ever was when he was alive.

croatian-ww2-veterans-reminiscences-on-antifascist-struggle 22 Jun 15 Croatian WWII Veterans Remember Fight Against Fascism

As Croatia marks Anti-Fascist Struggle Day, two men who fought alongside Partisan forces against Nazi-allied troops during World War II recalled how they risked their lives for freedom.

belgrade-recalls-tito-s-golden-age 26 May 15 Belgrade Remembers Tito’s ‘Golden Age’

Thirty-five years after Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died, his admirers, led by Belgrade’s Communist association and fuelled by nostalgia, staged their annual celebration of his rule.

a-serbian-village-trying-to-forget 06 May 15 A Serbian Village Trying to Forget

Twenty-three years after Croats started fleeing the ethnically-mixed village of Hrtkovci in the Serbian province of Vojvodina, many people prefer not to remember the nationalist rally that sparked the exodus.

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