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Bosnia Genocide

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Megan Lloyd

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Transcript of Bosnia Genocide

Bosnian Genocide
Holocaust
- mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life
(systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi Concentration camps during World War II)

Genocide
- deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation

War related deaths
are different from holocausts and genocides because they are the result of war and the soldiers that die are sacrificing themselves for their country and aware of the danger.
In the years of the Bosnian Genocide,
1992 through 1995
, an estimated
100,000 people
were killed, of which 80% were Bosniaks, Bosnian Muslims. It was the largest mass murder since the World War II Holocaust when the Nazis murdered 6 million Jews.
The major cause of the Bosnian genocide was the
ethnic tension
. The Serbs and Croats living in Bosnia wanted Serbia and Croatia to control the Bosnian territory. After the leader of Serbia called for a
"Greater Serbia"
, the Bosnian
Croats and Muslims
, fearing the Serbian leader,

Slobodan Milosevic, would try to take over their land, called for
Bosnian independence
.
Present Day Bosnia
Holocaust vs. Genocide
Deaths
Conflict
Entertainment
Books: Remember Me, Bosnia's Million Bones

Movies: Behind Enemy Lines, Back to Bosnia, Calling the Ghosts

Paintings: The Hidden Agenda
Heroes
Jasmin Klicic
walked 700 kilometers to raise awareness
Mina
helped and hide a wounded Muslim man risking her life and her four kids
Mevludin Oric
was one of the 3,500 out of 15,000 men step into safe Bosnian territory after a 70 mile walk through the Bosnian woods, while under heavy fire from Serb forces
Political Cartoon
Background Information
Refugees
The Bosnian genocide created one of the largest refugee scenarios in Europe.
The dissolution of the Soviet Union led to the creation of a number of eastern European states, including Bosnia. There was conflict between Serbia and Bosnia because of the
history
between them (different allegiances

in WWII),
religion
(Christians and Muslims), and
nationalism
.
By: Megan Lloyd
Although Bosnia was a physical disaster and had a sharp economic decline after the war/genocide, the country has made an impressive recovery.
How could this happen...
Even though many international courts ruled the Bosnian massacres, like the Serbrenica killing, a genocide, many Bosnian Serbs denied it.
Prevention
We need to act quickly
Stop racism
Don't ignore what's happening because one day we might be the ones in distress
Evil Leaders
Serbian
General Ratko Mladic
Radovan Karadzic
Thanks for watching my presentation!!!
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