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The Bosnian Genocide
Transcript of The Bosnian Genocide
After World War II, the nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, & Slovenia united to form a new country, known as Yugoslavia.
What led up to it?
The conflict was between Serbs and Bosnian Muslims
The Serbians sought out "ethnic cleansing" of the Bosnian Muslims as their motive.
Yugoslavia fell apart after the death of their leader, President Josip Tito in 1980.
This caused many countries to separate from Yugoslavia in the early 1990's.
Bosnian president did the same and gained independence in 1992.
After most countries received independence, the remaining Serbia & Montenegro combined to form the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
The Genocide lasted from 1992 to 1995
During this time, around 200,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed
ATTACK ON SREBRENICA
The largest massacre in Europe since World War II...
They did it saying they had "moral justification"
Three towns in eastern Bosnia were declared "safe havens" amidst the conflict between Serbians & Bosnian Muslims.
Srebrenica, one of the United Nation's "safe havens", was attacked by Bosnian Serbs in July 1995.
The event left 8,000 dead.
While men and boys were ushered to mass killing sites, not everyone had the chance for a quick death.
The women would be raped or sexually assaulted and others would suffer torture, beatings, mutilation, etc.
Survivors continue to recover from the events of the genocide and grieve for the thousands of lives lost.
Bosnia is now divided into a Croat-Muslim Federation and the Serb Republic.
The country of Yugoslavia has now broken up.
Srebrenica has been re-inhabited.
The end of the genocide was largely supported by the international community. Both President Bill Clinton & Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke out regarding the event. NATO heavily intervened with airstrikes and demanded the Serbs to stop their attacks.
The Bosnian Genocide remains to be a tragic event in history, many still trying to escape the heartbreak and grief.
The deliberate killing of a large number of people, especially those belonging to a specific ethnic group or country.
A Bosnian Serb politician, Karadzic is a war criminal accused for crimes against Bosnian Muslims, as well as holding responsibility for the Srebencia massacre. He dropped out of the Presidential elections and started his own "serbian national embassy" which triggered Bosnia to want independence.
By Curry boy and the Caucasian crew
After the genocide...
The Bosnian genocide is proof that, even after the Holocaust, mankind still has not learned it's lesson
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it"
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.”
We must learn from our mistakes and stand up for each other, otherwise genocides can never be stopped. This is why it is absolutely vital for us to take the Bosnian Genocide's rallying cry to heart...
Take out a piece of loose leaf paper and a pencil
In March, Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic became president of Bosnia.
There are many stories of the the victims or family of victims having the sad grief thought their lives.
This is Huma's story:
Her husband was killed during the genocide. The worst part is that her husband's body was never found. She had stayed in a refugee center with her three year old daughter. Plus her mother had cancer so she had spend nearly all of her monthly income on the medicine.
This is Hava's story:
Her family which included her husband and her two sons all escaped at the beginning of the genocide. In 1994, she returned and only 15 days after they returned, her husband died by a grenade explosion. Also, she was pregnant at that time. She found out 10 months later that her baby she was carrying died. The baby was removed by C-section. She suffered insomnia, shock, and severe depression.
Imagine the what they had to go through. They watched their families disappear, yet they lived on.
1.Which of the following cities was declared a safe haven by the UN?
C. Banja Luka
Which of the following was the amount of people dead because of the genocide?
What religion was targeted in the Bosnian Genocide?
Who was the person who caused the genocide?
A. Radovan Karadzic
B. Milroad Dodik
D. Marko Pavic
Some of Radovan Karadzic's associates were
Radislav Krstic was the head general for the Serbs. In 2001, Radislav Krstic was convicted of genocide and sentenced to forty-six years in prison
A Serbian politician and first president of Serbia,
Slobodan Milosevic was also indicted, but died before his trial
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Who Caused the Genocide?