how-belgraders-remember-the-nato-bombings 30 Mar 15 How Belgraders Remember the NATO Bombings

As the Serbian state tries to construct a narrative of national victimhood around the 1999 NATO air strikes, how did ordinary Belgraders experience the days and nights under fire?

serbia-keeps-memory-on-fallen-nighthawk 27 Mar 15 Serbia Keeps Downed US Stealth Bomber on Show

Sixteen years after it was shot down by Yugoslav air forces during the NATO bombing, the wreckage of a US stealth plane is still proudly displayed at the Belgrade Museum of Aviation.

victory-was-born-on-the-day-of-nato-intervention 24 Mar 15 Why I Named My Kosovo War Child ‘Victory’

Nazmi Kaciku’s daughter was born on the day NATO launched air strikes against Serbian forces on March 24, 1999, so he gave her a name that celebrated Kosovo Albanians’ struggle.

milosevic-admirers-pay-tribute-in-strongman-s-hometown 11 Mar 15 Milosevic Admirers Pay Tribute in Strongman’s Hometown

Nine years after the death of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, his supporters and former Socialist Party allies gathered to grieve for a man they refuse to believe was a war criminal.

telling-the-human-story-of-kosovo-life 09 Mar 15 Telling the Human Story of Kosovo Life

Kosovo’s first-ever oral history project aims to show that Kosovo is about more than a war, to highlight its diversity and recount the life stories of its unsung heroes.

serbia-split-over-liberation-war-memorials 12 Feb 15 Serbia Split Over ‘Liberation War’ Memorials

A proposed law on war memorials and monuments has sparked debate about whether the Serbian state is again trying to deny its role in the 1990s conflicts in Yugoslavia.

surviving-the-holocaust-in-occupied-serbia 05 Feb 15 Surviving the Holocaust in Occupied Serbia

At 93, Aleksandar Lebl is one of a handful of Jews in Belgrade who can still remember the German occupation and the Nazi death camps – which he narrowly escaped ending up in.

boyhood-memories-of-auschwitz-70-years-on 27 Jan 15 Boyhood Memories of Auschwitz, 70 Years On

As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is marked, one of its last inmates, Oleg Mandic from Croatia, recalls his imprisonment in the death camp at the age of 11.

vukovar-battle-anniversary-highlights-croatia-divisions 25 Aug 14 Vukovar Battle Anniversary Highlights Croatia Divisions

As Croatian war veterans commemorate victims of the longest battle of the 1991-95 conflict, ethnic tensions in war-traumatised Vukovar remain troubled after a campaign to limit Serb minority rights.

divisive-memorials-are-holding-back-bosnia 24 Jul 14 Divisive Memorials Are Holding Back Bosnia

As people in Prijedor mark the anniversary of their relatives' wartime deaths, are ethnically exclusive memorials - designed to fit one narrative only - hampering reconciliation in Bosnia?

sarajevo-assassin-s-gunshot-echoes-across-his-birthplace 08 May 14 Sarajevo Assassin’s Gunshot Echoes Across His Birthplace

Around Gavrilo Princip’s home village in Bosnia, disputes over whether he was a hero or a terrorist have raised tensions ahead of the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

can-serbs-learn-from-israelis-and-the-palestinians 17 Feb 14 Can Serbs Learn From Israelis and Palestinians?

Despite very different conflicts, Serbian, Israeli and Palestinian rights activists say they face common problems: state denial of past atrocities and the task of helping wartime refugees return home.

selective-memory 22 Nov 13 Selective Memory

Bosnia’s post-war divisions are played out in the fight to build memorials at the sites of notorious wartime prisons.

croatia-personal-war-memories-collection-presented 04 Oct 13 Exploring the Power of Memory in Croatia

A Croatian rights group has collected personal recollections from some 450 people who suffered in conflicts from WWII onwards to create a powerful oral history archive.

beer-and-loathing-at-croatia-s-patriot-party 09 Aug 13 Beer and Loathing at Croatia's Patriot Party

Croatian nationalism is thriving at an annual celebration of the anniversary of the Operation Storm military victory – a party staged by a singer named after a machine gun.

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