Image: Hamid Becirovic
Mujo (Hamid) Becirovic was born on 12.12.1929. He disappeared in Visegrad in 1992 and was exhumed in Slap, Zepa.
On Saturday, 23.04.2011, around 50 volunteers from Sarajevo, Gorazde, Visoko and Visegrad came to Straziste cemetery to clean up and repair the cemetery. This was done in preperation for the 19th anniversary of the Visegrad genocide commemoration which will be held on 28.05.2011. This action was organized by the Islamic Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Visegrad.
Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic
Image: Prof. Nenad Dimitrijevic
Image: Elmina Kulasic
Conscience and neighborhood is the title of a public discussion which will be held at Ráday Képesház Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. The discussion will be attended by Prof. Nenad Dimitrijevic, a professor from Central European University and a dissident from Serbia and by Elmina Kulasic, a concentration camp survivor from Prijedor, Bosnia. The focus of the discussion will be the photo exhibition by Visegrad survivor Velija Hasanbegovic whose photos are currently at CEU.
The discussion will be held on 3 May 2011 in Raday Bookstore, Budapest.
For more information:
Image: Reconstruction of the Gazanfer-bey’s mosque in Visegrad started in late 2010. The first phase was completed in 2011.
Gazanfer-bey’s mosque in Visegrad was built in 1590. The mosque was vandalised by Chetnik forces in the Second World War, but was repaired after the war. A overall reconstruction was started in 1989. Just as it was completed – the mosque was dynamited and bulldozed by Serb forces in 1992. Until 2010 the area where the mosque stood was a park in the shape of a cross. In 2010, the Visegrad municipality finally allowed for the mosque to be reconstructed. The first phase of the recontruction has been completed but more funds are needed.
Donations for the mosque can be made to the Islamic Community representation office in Visegrad bank account:
Medzlis Islamske Zajednice Visegrad
SPARKASSE bank dd. 19904900055616-39
Image: The Gazanfer-bey’s mosque in Visegrad before 1992.
Image: The area where the mosque stood was a park for almost 18 years.
Video footage of the reconstruction efforts in 1989:
Today experts from the Missing Persons Institute (BH state institute) searched the area around Adem Omeragic’s house in Pionirska street in search of any evidence of the remains of victims from the massacre. Only bullet shells and remains of house items were found.
Here are some pictures from today’s search:
Image: Bullet shells found around the house. Victims were shot at as they tried to escape from the burning house.
Visegrad Genocide Memories