Bikavac live pyre 27.06.1992-27.06.2009
On 27.06.1992, one day before the famous Serb Holiday “Vidovdan” around 70 Bosniak civilians mostly women and children were forced into the house of Meho and Dervisa Aljic in Bikavac settlement, stripped of their jewelry, barricaded and set on fire by Bosnian Serb soldiers gathered around the unit “Avengers” commanded by Milan Lukic . The only person who survived was Zehra Turjacanin. This year for the first time, this massacre was marked by victim families.
This piece of fence is the only thing left which remainds people of Meho and Dervisa Aljic’s house.
Esad Tufekcic’s wife Dzehva(28 years old), daughter Elma (5 years old) and son Ensar (1.5 years old) were burnt alive that night on Bikavac hill.
After the crime was committed the house was destroyed by Bosnian Serb soldiers. One piece of fence is the only thing that today remains of Meho Aljic’s house. Mujesira Memisevic, like many others, watched the house in flames, listened to the cries of women and children. She later on visited the crime scene and witnessed burnt body parts.
The owners of the house were not in Visegrad when the crime was committed, they were shocked to hear their house mentioned on the news. It is still very hard for them to visit their property.
Serb neighbours nearby claim that they do not know anything about what happened on Bikavac that 27 June 1992. They refuse to tell victim families where the remains of the victims are.
NEVER FORGET BIKAVAC!