Traces of Genocide

With 1,042 meters above sea level, Udrč mountain is the highest elevation point in central part of Podrinje region. In the summer of 1995, thousands have fled the Serbian onslaught by taking to the wooded slopes of this mountain, in order to reach Tuzla region, a territory controlled by the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was a mountain of hope, that after all, they could survive the Srebrenica genocide.

Twenty-five years later, accompanied by a local guides Fahro Mustafić and ‘bone collector’ Ramiz Nukić, we climbed the top of the mountain. Where in the well-hidden valley in the middle of forest, we found a large number of items. Mostly the dishes used to prepare the food, but also wear parts of clothing and footwear.

Slow but Sure

Fata Orlović, 77-year-old Bosnian grandmother, gazes at the church, on the day after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina to remove an illegally-built Serbian Orthodox church in her courtyard after she was forced to flee during the country’s 1992-95 civil war. 02.10.2019., Konjević Polje

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