He

“He” is a monograph by the famous cartoonist Predrag Koraksic Koraks. The monograph contains a collection of caricatures in which he immortalized Slobodan Milosevic’s regime, personified in the figures of Mirjana Markovic, Vojislav Seselj, Dragan Tomic, Vlajko Stojiljkovic, Nikola Sainovic and others. The papers were published in the period from 1990 to 2001 in the papers: Borba, Vreme, Naša borba, Danas. Length: 219 p.

Availability: Koraksić, Predrag, On = He = Lui, Plato, Beograd 2001.

Language: Serbian

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“Batajnica Initiative for a Memorial”, web portal of the Humanitarian Law Center

The “Batajnica Initiative for a Memorial” is a web project of the Fund for Humanitarian Law, with the aim of establishing a memorial center in the area where mass graves were discovered in which bodies of Albanians from Kosovo were deposited. In Batajnica tombs, the remains of 700 victims of crimes were committed in several places in Kosovo during 1999. The exhumations in Batajnica began in 2001. In two verdicts of the ICTY, the responsibility of the highest Serbian police officials in the cover-up of crimes has been established.

Availability: http://www.batajnicamemorialinitiative.org/sr/inicijativa

Language: Serbian

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Pretty Village, Pretty Flame

“Pretty Village, Pretty Flame” is a feature film shot in 1996, directed by Srdjan Dragojevic. The script was written by Vanja Bulic, Srdjan Dragojevic, Biljana Maksic and Nikola Pejakovic. The film is inspired by a true event.

Availability: online

Language: Serbian

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Teaching Contemporary Southeast European History: History, Volume 2: Wars, Divisions, Integration (1990-2008)

A collection of historical sources, organized by a group of historians from the region, called Wars, Divisions, Integrations, covers the period from 1990-2008. Groups of historical sources were presented on topics: Disintegration and construction 1990-1992; Disintegration of Yugoslavia; International actors, local issues; Economy and Society; Culture; Modes of remembrance.
Length: 575 pages

Availability: online

Language: English

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Abuse of history in the processes that led to the last war in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The focus of the material is the period immediately preceding the war.
The central position of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the wars that affected the region during the 1990s, the division of plans and programs, as well as the existence of three different, exclusive and often mutually opposing versions of history, pose a particular problem to educators in BiH which deserves special attention.

The central question that the material attempts to answer is how and to what extent is history (ab)used to increase discord within society. To what extent have the citizens “learned” to be afraid and to hate “others” in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Type of material
Workshops – didactically processed, adapted for working with older high school students and working with adults. It contains video material.

Database – consists of five sub-bases that can be used for the efficient processing of topics of use and abuse of history for the purpose of national homogenization and division. In a wider sense, the material is also useful for dealing with all issues from the context of the Yugoslav crisis and the wars of the 1990s. Among other things, it contains books and works in PDF or in some other format, which our researchers have already found on the Internet.

Availability: online

Language: Serbian

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Memory on the move – a pedagogical tool on the culture of remembrance

Workshops prepared for working with students aged 15+ years. It also includes short films.

The manual is structured as an interactive teaching tool for teachers and professors who work with participants aged 15 to 25, and includes:

  • thematic modules on culture of remembrance,
  • units for work with pupils and students,
  • short and documentary films,
  • didactic cards (for working with workshop participants) with pictures of the monuments and memorials of the Western Balkans,
  • a catalog of monuments of the Western Balkans called MOnuMENTI,
  • selection of relevant resource material for education about culture of remembrance.

Availability: online

Language: Bosnian, Serbian, English

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Suppression of history and remembrance

An interactive narrative “Suppression of history and remembrance” (2016) produced by the Center for Transitional Justice SENSE, is dedicated to the destruction of cultural heritage during the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo in the 1990s. Each narrative segment consists of an introductory section, a video report and a list of documents and a selection of evidence, with about 250 key documents, videos, and photographs. The interactive narrative “Suppression of history and remembrance” is divided into six segments: Dubrovnik Old Town, Sarajevo CIty Hall, Mostar Old Bridge, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Unprosecuted Cases.

Availability: http://www.heritage.sense-agency.com/

Language: Serbian

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Tour

The feature film “Tour” was premiered in 2008. It was produced in co-production with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia. The film was directed and written by Goran Markovic. The film’s story is based in 1993, when six actors from Belgrade, pressured by a bad financial situation, unconscious of the seriousness of the state of war, agree to travel to the war-affected Bosnia, in order to perform the show there. This is an anti-war film that criticizes the absurdity of the war. Movie duration 120 minutes.

Availability: online

Language: Serbian

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Circles

“Circles” is a feature film shot in 2013 directed by Srdan Golubovic, written by Srdjan Koljevic and Melina Pota Koljevic. By genre, it is the anti-war melodrama based on a true story about a Serb from Trebinje, Srđan Aleksić, who saved a Bosniak friend from beating, and then starred among his fellow countrymen.

Availability: online

Language: Serbian

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Untold stories (documentary)

The documentary “Untold Stories” (2008/2009) is about people who risked their lives by helping their fellow citizens of other ethnicities during the wars of the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia. The film was made in the production house Arbos from Novi Sad, directed by Brankica Draskovic. The duration of the movie is 52 minutes.

Availability: online

Language: Bosnian, Montenegrin, Serbian, English

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