Archive for April, 2011

Mujo (Hamid) Becirovic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 28, 2011 by visegrad92

Image: Hamid Becirovic

Mujo (Hamid) Becirovic was born on 12.12.1929. He disappeared in Visegrad in 1992 and was exhumed in Slap, Zepa.

Volunteer action in Straziste

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2011 by visegrad92

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

Conscience and neighborhood

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 21, 2011 by visegrad92

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:

Budapest Holocaust Memorial

Raday Bookstore Budapest

Help rebuild Gazanfer-bey’s mosque in Visegrad

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2011 by visegrad92

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


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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:

The search for Pionirska’s victims goes on

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 14, 2011 by visegrad92

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.

Related:

Life sentence for Milan and Sredoje Lukic

Legacy of truth

2011 Visegrad Genocide Calender

Posted in Uncategorized on April 10, 2011 by visegrad92

Visegrad Genocide Memories

Press Release

Image: The 2010 commemoration: victim families and survivors holding a banner which reads: 3,000 roses for 3,000 lives.
28.05.2011 (Saturday)

The central commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the Visegrad genocide will be held on 28.05.2011 on the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic bridge in Visegrad. The commemoration will be followed by the burial of Visegrad martyrs at the Straziste Muslim cemetery.
This commemoration is organized by the Association of victims families “Visegrad 92”.
Contact person: Hida Kasapovic (062 212 631) – Bosnian
and Berina Pekmezovic (061 508 691) – English
Email: udruzenje.visegrad92@gmail.com
Image: The house in Pionirska Street where around 70 Bosniak civilians were burned alive on 14.06.1992.
14.06.2011 (Tuesday)

The Pionirska Street massacre will be commemorated on 14.06.2011 at 12 o’clock noon. The official ceremony will be followed with religious prayers for the victims. The commemoration will be held in front of the site of the massacre in Pionirska Street, Visegrad.
On 14.06.1992. around 70 Bosniak civilians were burned alive in Pionirska Street by Serb soldiers – only a few survived.
This commemoration is organized by the Association Women-Victims of War.
Contact person: Bakira Hasecic (061 272 000)-Bosnian
and Berina Pekmezovic (061 508 691)
Email: udruzenjezenazrtva_rata@bih.net.ba
Image: The site where Meho Aljic’s house used to stand. In Aljic’s house around 70 Bosniak civilians were burned alive on 27.06.1992.
27.06.2011 (Monday)

The Bikavac massacre will be commemorated on  27.06.2011 at 12 o’clock noon. The official ceremony will be followed with religious prayers for the victims. The commemoration will be held in front of the site of the massacre in the Bikavac settlement, Visegrad.
On 27.06.1992. around 70 Bosniak civilians were burned alive in Meho Aljic’s house in Bikavac by Serb soldiers – only one person survived.
This commemoration is organized by the Association Women-Victims of War.
Contact person: Bakira Hasecic (061 272 000)-Bosnian
and Berina Pekmezovic (061 508 691) – English
Email: udruzenjezenazrtva_rata@bih.net.ba
♦For more information on these commemorations or information on Visegrad please contact Visegrad Genocide Memories editor at visegradgenocide@gmail.com♦