The Bosnia genocide

1992-1995

By Leah Sklansky

               The Bosnian genocide was a horrible event that took place from 1992-1995. Many innocent people died. You may think that things like this wouldn’t happen due to laws from the Holocaust. But sadly they still do.


Time magazine cover about the Bosnian genocied.

Josip Tito the president of Yugoslavia was able to keep ethnic tensions in check. But the country of Bosnia began to fall when the president of Yugoslavia died and communism stopped. The Bosnians wanted independence from Serbia but Serbia disagreed. Ethnic tensions broke out like prejudice against muslims who were from Bosnia. People who lived in Bosnia that were Serbian didn't want Bosnia to have independence from Serbia. Nationalism started to grow among some of the republics’ leaders, which started to proceed in the 1980s after the rise of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. Serbia declared war on Bosnia because they wanted to ethnically cleanse Bosnia. Slobodan Milosevic was the leader at that time. Josip Tito the president of Yugoslavia was able to keep ethnic tensions in check. But the country of Bosnia began to fall when the president of Yugoslavia died and communism stopped. The Bosnians wanted independence from Serbia but Serbia disagreed. Ethnic tensions broke out like prejudice against muslims who were from Bosnia. People who lived in Bosnia that were Serbian didn't want Bosnia to have independence from Serbia. Nationalism started to grow among some of the republics’ leaders, which started to proceed in the 1980s after the rise of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. Serbia declared war on Bosnia because they wanted to ethnically cleanse Bosnia. Slobodan Milosevic was the leader at that time.  

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Slobodan Milosevic

                  During the genocide Serbian forces separated the Bosniak civilians (A Bosniak is a Bosnian Muslim) at Srebrenica. Srebrenica is a town in eastern Bosnia. Putting the women and girls on buses and sending them to Bosnian-held territory. Some of the women were raped or sexually assaulted, while the men and boys who remained behind were killed immediately or bussed to mass killing sites. 80% of the murders were Bosniak. Estimates of Bosniaks killed by Serb forces at Srebrenica range from around 70,000 to more than 80,000. Over 100,000 people were killed in this awful event. During the genocide Serbian forces separated the Bosniak civilians (A Bosniak is a Bosnian Muslim) at Srebrenica. Srebrenica is a town in eastern Bosnia. Putting the women and girls on buses and sending them to Bosnian-held territory. Some of the women were raped or sexually assaulted, while the men and boys who remained behind were killed immediately or bussed to mass killing sites. 80% of the murders were Bosniaks. Estimates of Bosniaks killed by Serb forces at Srebrenica range from around 70,000 to more than 80,000. Over 100,000 people were killed in this awful event.

This is a man crying in a graveyard. He probably lost someone in the genocide.

                 The aftermath of this genocide was hard for the survivors due to the fact that they had no idea where their loved ones were. They didn’t know if they were dead or not. International authorities have attempted to discover what happened to more than 20,000 people listed as missing. Some of the most high profile charges were; Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian military leader, was transferred to the ICTY in 2001. The ICTY is the international criminal court for the former Yugoslavia. He died during his trial in 2006. Radovan Karadzic, the former Supreme Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army was charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, willful killing, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts, and other crimes committed against Bosnian Muslim, Bosnian Croat, and other non-Serb civilians in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992–1995 war. This is important for people to know because justice was servedThe aftermath of this genocide was hard for the survivors due to the fact that they had no idea where their loved ones were. They didn’t know if they were dead or not. International authorities have attempted to discover what happened to more than 20,000 people listed as missing. Some of the most high profile charges were; Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian military leader, was transferred to the ICTY in 2001. The ICTY is the international criminal court for the former Yugoslavia. He died during his trial in 2006. Radovan Karadzic, the former Supreme Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army was charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, willful killing, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts, and other crimes committed against Bosnian Muslim, Bosnian Croat, and other non-Serb civilians in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992–1995 war. This is important for people to know because justice was served.

Here is a map of Bosnia.

                  By the end of the genocide, more than 100,000 civilians had been killed, more than 20,000 were missing, and two million had become refugees. People should know about this event because it was the worst genocide since the Holocaust. We will always remember this awful event and try to make sure It never happens again. By the end of the genocide, more than 100,000 civilians had been killed, more than 20,000 were missing, and two million had become refugees. People should know about this event because it was the worst genocide since the Holocaust. We will always remember this awful event and try to make sure It never happens again.

Citations

"Bosnian Genocide." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

"Bosnian Genocide « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide." Bosnian Genocide « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

"GENOCIDE - BOSNIA." GENOCIDE - BOSNIA. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2015.

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