Destruction of the mosque in Medjedja

Image: The old- Ottoman mosque before the dam was built.

The new mosque in Međeđa had been built just before war, to replace the Ottoman-era mosque in the old village of Međeđa, which was lost beneath the waters of the Drina reservoir when the new hydroelectric dam near Višegrad was completed in 1989. The village of Međeđa was relocated to higher ground and a new mosque was built in 1991.

Image: Mededja in 2000. Burned to the ground during the Serb offansive and while filming “Pretty village, pretty flame”. Medjedja fell under Serb-control in May 1993.

Image: The rubble of the destroyed mosque in 2000.

Image: The re-constructed mosque in 2009.


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