26 May 15 Bosnia’s Notorious Trnopolje Jail Camp Remembered

The detention camp in Trnopolje near Prijedor gained global notoriety and became a symbol of the brutality of the war after a British TV station broadcast images of gaunt men behind barbed wire.

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26 May 15 Bosniak Refugee Deportations Commemorated in Montenegro

Rights activists marked the 23rd anniversary of the wartime deportations of Bosniak refugees by urging the Montenegrin authorities to punish the perpetrators and build a memorial to the victims.

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25 May 15 Thousands Join Birthday Party in Tito’s Home Village

People from all over the former Yugoslavia gathered in the Croatian village of Kumrovec, the birthplace of the leader of socialist Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, to celebrate his birthday.

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25 May 15 Tuzla Massacre Commemorated on Streets of Serbia

Belgrade rights activists collected messages of condolence on the streets of four Serbian cities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the killing of 71 people by Bosnian Serb forces in Tuzla.

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22 May 15 Kosovo Marks Anniversary of Dubrava Prison Mass Killings

Families of up to 130 prison inmates killed by Serb forces during the Kosovo war commemorated the 16th anniversary of their deaths and called for the perpetrators to finally be prosecuted.

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18 May 15 Belgrade Urged to Name Street After Chetnik Leader

A Belgrade councillor asked the city authorities to name a street after WWII Chetnik general Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, who was executed for treason but recently rehabilitated by a Serbian court.

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18 May 15 20,000 Mourn Croatia’s Dead at Controversial WWII Site

More than 20,000 people came to the town of Bleiburg in Austria to mourn Croatia’s defeated Nazi collaboration forces and civilians killed by Yugoslav Partisans 70 years ago.

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15 May 15 Croatian President Mourns at Controversial WWII Memorial

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic paid tribute at a memorial in Bleiburg in Austria dedicated to Croatian fascist troops and civilians killed by Yugoslav Partisan forces.

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11 May 15 Belgrade Activists Demand Criminalisation of Genocide Denial

Serbian peace group Women in Black staged a public performance in Belgrade as part of a campaign for a parliamentary resolution to criminalise any denial that genocide happened in Srebrenica.

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08 May 15 Zagreb Marks 70th Anniversary of WWII Liberation

Zagreb is holding a series of events to mark the anniversary of its liberation on May 8, 1945, when anti-fascist Partisan forces reclaimed the city from the WWII Nazi-allied administration.

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07 May 15 Zagreb Commemorates Biggest WWII Killing Site

A memorial ceremony was held in Dotrscina Park in Zagreb, where around 7,000 people were killed by Croatia’s Nazi-allied Ustasa regime between 1941 and 1945 for being anti-fascists.

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06 May 15 Kosovo Failing to Preserve War Victims’ Clothing

Thousands of items of clothing worn by war victims when they died remain at the forensics department in Pristina although families were told that the national museum would preserve them.

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05 May 15 Graffiti Artists Mark 20th Anniversary of Bosnia War

American street artist Caleb Neelon worked with young Bosnians of various ethnicities to create a graffiti project called ‘Peace Murals’ to mark 20 years since the end of the conflict.

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04 May 15 In Pictures: Yugo-Nostalgists Mark Tito Anniversary

Admirers of former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito commemorated the 35th anniversary of his death at events in various countries across the Balkans.

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30 Apr 15 Bosnia’s Brcko Commemorates Bridge Massacre

Brcko commemorated the deaths of more than a hundred of its residents during the war 23 years ago, when a bridge was blown up by attackers who remain unidentified.

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