Bikavac fire victims

The Bikavac fire was an atrocity perpetrated in Bikavac, near Višegrad, eastern Bosnia, on 27 June 1992 in which at least 60 Muslim civilians, mostly women and children, were killed after the house in which they were confined was set on fire.

The victims included:

Image: Vasvija Bajic(left) and Ramiza Bajic Dudojevic(right)

Image: Behija Sabanovic

Image: Tija Sabanovic

Image: Sevka and Hrustem Murtic

Image: Suhra Murtic

In the all too long, sad and wretched history of man’s inhumanity to man, the Pionirska street and Bikavac fires must rank high. At the close of the twentieth century, a century marked by war and bloodshed on a colossal scale, these horrific events stand out for the viciousness of the incendiary attack, for the obvious premeditation and calculation that defined it, for the sheer callousness and brutality of herding, trapping and locking the victims in the two houses, thereby rendering them helpless in the ensuing inferno, and for the degree of pain and suffering inflicted on the victims as they were burnt alive.”     –   Judge Patrick Robinson

Read more:

+ Bikavac pyre

+ What is Visegrad Genocide?

+ Eliticide in Visegrad

+ Destruction of mosques in Visegrad Municipality

2 Responses to “Bikavac fire victims”

  1. Wherever Lukic is serving his sentence he should have a permanent slide show playing on the wall of his cell with those faces and eyes watching him for the rest of his life.

  2. My grandfather and step grandmother were killed in the house, my mom doesn’t tell me much about them because i know how much she is hurt. While i’m writing this i’m crying because i could not imagine all of these people dying in a house together were they could not escape. I think to myself what was my grandfather and grandmother thinking when they realized that they would not see their daughter and son anymore and never live to see their grand children. What Serbians did to Bosnian civilians is completely disgusting, but we all know that those who killed will face hell and those who are murdered will go to heaven. R.I.P to all Bosnian Muslims killed in the genocide.

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