Friday, March 9, 2012

(51) Bosnia twenty years laters a story of loss and hopelessness

1)      Do you remember were you were when you realized the war was imminent?
At my uncle's place.

2)      Do you remember were you were when the war broke out?
At my uncle's place.

3)      Where were you when the war came to your town?
At my uncle's place.

4)      The most memorable event of the war for you was?
Seeing testimony of Zehra Turjačanin on TV, witness of Serb genocide. She was in one house with 70 women and children, in Višegrad,  in a house where Serbs forced them in, and burned them. Who ever came out from house, they throwed them back in to burn. Her testimony is here:

5)      What made you hopeless during the war?
1993, when Croat's turned  against us.

6)      What gave you hope during the war?
First great cowardice of Serb army, and second when I realise that a man when is cornered, and has no way out,  fight's  the best.

7)      Did you lose anyone close to you during the war?
I lost my father, and my aunt's son, my cousin, and my grandfather died out of sorrow for them. Also lost some distance cousins.

8)      Were you wounded during the war? Were you wounded?

9)      Your biggest loss during the war was?

10)  What was the hardest part about the war?
Being without protector, and my father’s family of no help.

11)  Did you leave the country during the war?
No, left at the end for 6 months in 1995 for Spain, and came back before the war ended.

12)  20 years later, what do you think of what happened?
This is 11th genocide, same thing happened to my granfather, and his father, and so on in last 150 years. This happens to any nation who doesn’t has anyone to protect him, or a nation that doesn’t has it’s army, or it’s national state and country.

13)  Are things better or worse than what you expected 20 years later?

14)  Do you think war will return to BiH?
Yes, eventually, it happens every 20-40 years. As soon as USA leaves, and Russia becomes stronger, Serbs will again come to finish what they started 150 years ago.

15)  What do you think the future of BiH will be?
Nothing.  In the best case scenario, it will be status quo, it will stay like this, a country, but not really a country.

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