Throughout Bosnia, libraries, archives, museums and cultural institutions have been targeted for destruction, in an attempt to eliminate the material evidence—books, documents, and works of art—that could remind future generations that people of different ethnic and religious traditions once shared a common heritage in Bosnia … While the destruction of a community’s institutions and records is, in the first instance, part of a strategy of intimidation aimed at driving out members of the targeted group, it also serves a long-term goal. These records were proof that non-Serbs once resided and owned property in that place, that they had historical roots there. By burning the documents, by razing mosques and Catholic churches and bull-dozing the graveyards, the nationalist forces who have now taken over these towns and villages are trying to insure themselves against any future claims by the people they have driven out and dispossessed.

Andras Riedlmayer, as quoted in Understanding Archives and Manuscripts (2006) by Richard J. Cox and James M. O’Toole (via pupsandhats)

ilanaglzer:

I just saw this I’m literally so fucking pissed I’m shaking
I can’t even begin to explain how awful this joke is and what a piece of shit this motherfucker is how DARE he make a joke about the bosnian war like what the fuck is wrong with you

ilanaglzer:

I just saw this I’m literally so fucking pissed I’m shaking

I can’t even begin to explain how awful this joke is and what a piece of shit this motherfucker is how DARE he make a joke about the bosnian war like what the fuck is wrong with you

Anonymous asked:

Salam.. I just read your tumblr.. its very interesting!. and I totally become your fan or fan to bosnia! my first time read about your country was when during genocide. I totally want to visit your country and stay in the countryside, mingle with local people and learn your culture. To tell the truth I am interested in joining your project "Charity for Bosnia". Maybe I can share my idea to do fundraising or something to create awareness. do you have Facebook?

Hello! Thanks for your interest, if you could message me privately I can send you my Facebook. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. 

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Bosnian mining accident
Exhausted, dusty but happy to be alive, 29 miners were pulled out one by one Friday from a trouble-plagued coal mine that collapsed a day earlier in central Bosnia. They left behind five men, presumed dead under rubble deep underground and beyond the reach of rescuers.
Emergency workers had dug through more than 100 meters (330 feet) of collapsed mine tunnels 500 meters below the surface to reach the trapped men.
Families of those who were left behind broke down in tears as authorities closed the pit entrance. (AP)Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.
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Bosnian mining accident
Exhausted, dusty but happy to be alive, 29 miners were pulled out one by one Friday from a trouble-plagued coal mine that collapsed a day earlier in central Bosnia. They left behind five men, presumed dead under rubble deep underground and beyond the reach of rescuers.
Emergency workers had dug through more than 100 meters (330 feet) of collapsed mine tunnels 500 meters below the surface to reach the trapped men.
Families of those who were left behind broke down in tears as authorities closed the pit entrance. (AP)Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.
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Bosnian mining accident
Exhausted, dusty but happy to be alive, 29 miners were pulled out one by one Friday from a trouble-plagued coal mine that collapsed a day earlier in central Bosnia. They left behind five men, presumed dead under rubble deep underground and beyond the reach of rescuers.
Emergency workers had dug through more than 100 meters (330 feet) of collapsed mine tunnels 500 meters below the surface to reach the trapped men.
Families of those who were left behind broke down in tears as authorities closed the pit entrance. (AP)Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.
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Bosnian mining accident
Exhausted, dusty but happy to be alive, 29 miners were pulled out one by one Friday from a trouble-plagued coal mine that collapsed a day earlier in central Bosnia. They left behind five men, presumed dead under rubble deep underground and beyond the reach of rescuers.
Emergency workers had dug through more than 100 meters (330 feet) of collapsed mine tunnels 500 meters below the surface to reach the trapped men.
Families of those who were left behind broke down in tears as authorities closed the pit entrance. (AP)Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.
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Bosnian mining accident

Exhausted, dusty but happy to be alive, 29 miners were pulled out one by one Friday from a trouble-plagued coal mine that collapsed a day earlier in central Bosnia. They left behind five men, presumed dead under rubble deep underground and beyond the reach of rescuers.

Emergency workers had dug through more than 100 meters (330 feet) of collapsed mine tunnels 500 meters below the surface to reach the trapped men.

Families of those who were left behind broke down in tears as authorities closed the pit entrance. (AP)

Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.