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Erasing memory: Visegrad 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by visegrad92

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A satirical poster by a unknown artist showing the erasing of the word “Genocide” from the Visegrad memorial in the Straziste victim cemetery.

The slogan reads “Keep our town clean” and also contains the logo of the Visegrad Tourism Board.

Note: This poster was found on Facebook and VGM does not own the copyright to this photo.

Visegrad Municipality plans to demolish genocide victim memorial

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2013 by visegrad92

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On 21.02.2013., the Visegrad Municipality brought a decision to demolish the memorial for genocide victims in Straziste cemetery. This decision was brought in accordance with the decision of the Republika Srpska Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Enginnering and Ecology on 13.02.2013. brought a decision in which it turned down an appeal by the Islamic Community of Visegrad to the 2012 Visegrad Municipality decision to demolish the first monument for victims of
Visegrad genocide 1941-45 and 1992-95 located in Straziste cemetery in Visegrad.

The Straziste cemetery is vakuf land – property of the Islamic Community. According to BH State law, religious communities have autonomy over their property. Tearing down this monument is direct interference in the autonomy of the Islamic Community.

 

Identifications of Visegrad genocide victims

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2012 by visegrad92

Below are several photos of the identification process of Visegrad genocide victims who were found in Lake Perucac. These victims were identified in May, 2012. Photo credits: Almir Panjeta/klix.ba

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The remains of Alma Hasecic, Visegrad genocide victim

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Alma Hasecic’s father identifying the remains of his daughter.

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Alma Hasecic’s father Remzija prays for the soul of his daughter Alma who was murdered during the Visegrad genocide

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Forensic expert Hamza Zujo explains to Alma Hasecic’s family the cause of death

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The remains of Alma Hasecic

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A Visegrad family mourns at the identification of a loved one

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The identification room in the morgue in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Lake Perucac victim names released

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 11, 2012 by visegrad92

Image: A child’s shoe found in Lake Perucac(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Perucac lake exhumations preliminary results

In the summer of 2010, lake Perucac was dried up due to turbine repairs. The surface of the lake uncovered dozens of bones of genocide victims from 1992-1995.  Expert teams of the Bosnian Missing Persons Institute(MPI) and the International Commission for Missing Persons(ICMP) spent a period of over three months digging through the soil in search of victim remains. This week the premilinary DNA results have been published.

Summary of MPI report:

–          Almost all the bodies were incomplete.

–          25% of the victims were female.

–          The oldest victims were Imamagic Aisa and Ohranovic Hasida(both born 1906).

–          The youngest victims is Podzic Haris (1988).

–          22% of the victims were over 60 years old.

–          15% of the victims dissapeared in Srebrenica and Zepa in 1995.

–          2 of the victims were Muslim recruits (from Visegrad and Jajce) who where called to serve the Yugoslav Peoples Army in 1991 in Pristina, Kosovo.

–          2 of the victims were victims from the Strpci abduction in  1993.

–          One of the victims was from the Sjeverin abduction in 1992.

–          The total number of victims is 162. 160 of them are Bosniaks and 2 are Serb soldiers who dissapeared at the Gorazde front in 1992.

For the official list of names published by the Missing Persons’ Institute please clich here.

New mass grave in Visegrad

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by visegrad92

A new mass grave has been found in Visegrad. It is located in the Straziste cemetery in Visegrad. The site was covered with garbage. Among the remains of Bosniak victims were roof tiles, rubbish and especially lime.

The most important fact is that remains of clothing were found by which some victims maybe identified.

Note: This mass grave was found thanks to information given by local Visegrad Serbs who knew about this mass grave.

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Image: A new mass grave was discovered in Straziste cemetary in Visegrad. The remains were mixed with roof tiles, rubbish and covered with lime. Clothing and shoes of victims were found in the mass grave.

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Image: A new mass grave was discovered in Straziste cemetary in Visegrad. The remains were mixed with roof tiles, rubbish and covered with lime. Clothing and shoes of victims were found in the mass grave.

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Image: A new mass grave was discovered in Straziste cemetary in Visegrad. The remains were mixed with roof tiles, rubbish and covered with lime. Clothing and shoes of victims were found in the mass grave.

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Image: A new mass grave was discovered in Straziste cemetary in Visegrad. The remains were mixed with roof tiles, rubbish and covered with lime. Clothing and shoes of victims were found in the mass grave.

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Image: A new mass grave was discovered in Straziste cemetary in Visegrad. The remains were mixed with roof tiles, rubbish and covered with lime. Clothing and shoes of victims were found in the mass grave.

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Image: A new mass grave was discovered in Straziste cemetary in Visegrad. The remains were mixed with roof tiles, rubbish and covered with lime. Clothing and shoes of victims were found in the mass grave.

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Image: A new mass grave was discovered in Straziste cemetary in Visegrad. The remains were mixed with roof tiles, rubbish and covered with lime. Clothing and shoes of victims were found in the mass grave.