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6 Responses to “Visegrad video memorial – Velija Hasanbegovic”
Very powerful and excellent photography.
Out of interest, what was the reception like in Visegrad for the event? Was there any input or interaction with the local authorities and did any of the current residents come to pay their respects? Reports I’ve read don’t mention that.
Journalists going to Visegrad seem to be left with impression that no one they ever speak to was there in 1992, with a few exceptions.
Very powerful and some excellent photography.
Out of interest, what was the reaction from the current residents of Visegrad? Was there any interaction and input from the local authorities and did any residents come to pay their respects? The reports I’ve read don’t mention that.
Journalists going to Visegrad seem to find that everyone they speak to wasn’t there in 1992, with a few exceptions.
@Andy: Not a single Serb resident has ever paid respects to Bosniak victims. Genocide denial is really high in Visegrad.
Whether or not they pay their respects, I hope they’re reminded that something happened in their town in 1992. Perhaps these photographs will help in some way to make it less likely that anything similar will ever be allowed to happen on that maginificent/terrible bridge. Velija Hasanbegovic and the people who helped him producee this compilation have created a really powerful memorial.
The first time I read about Visegrad was in Joe Sacco ” Area of Gorazde”.Later on I read Madness visible and many books about Bosnia. That war killed my Croatian partner that I met in 1984 in Sarajevo , so in a terrible way I suffer the grief and sorrow .Visegrad like Mostar or Sarajevo will be always in my heart.
The memorial is very touching and powerful.