Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Press Release: 19th Annivsersary of the Bosnian Genocide at Visegrad

[Please see Visegrad Genocide Blog for more information. The press release follows.]

2011 Visegrad Genocide Calender
Visegrad Genocide Memories

Press Release

The central commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the Visegrad genocide will be held on 28.05.2011 on the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic bridge in Visegrad. The commemoration will be followed by the burial of Visegrad martyrs at the Straziste Muslim cemetery.
This commemoration is organized by the Association of victims families “Visegrad 92″.
Contact person: Hida Kasapovic (062 212 631) – Bosnian
and Berina Pekmezovic (061 508 691) – English
Email: udruzenje.visegrad92@gmail.com

The Pionirska Street massacre will be commemorated on 14.06.2011 at 12 o’clock noon. The official ceremony will be followed with religious prayers for the victims. The commemoration will be held in front of the site of the massacre in Pionirska Street, Visegrad.
On 14.06.1992. around 70 Bosniak civilians were burned alive in Pionirska Street by Serb soldiers – only a few survived.
This commemoration is organized by the Association Women-Victims of War.
Contact person: Bakira Hasecic (061 272 000)-Bosnian
and Berina Pekmezovic (061 508 691)
Email: udruzenjezenazrtva_rata@bih.net.ba

The Bikavac massacre will be commemorated on 27.06.2011 at 12 o’clock noon. The official ceremony will be followed with religious prayers for the victims. The commemoration will be held in front of the site of the massacre in the Bikavac settlement, Visegrad.
On 27.06.1992. around 70 Bosniak civilians were burned alive in Meho Aljic’s house in Bikavac by Serb soldiers – only one person survived.
This commemoration is organized by the Association Women-Victims of War.
Contact person: Bakira Hasecic (061 272 000)-Bosnian
and Berina Pekmezovic (061 508 691) – English
Email: udruzenjezenazrtva_rata@bih.net.ba
♦For more information on these commemorations or information on Visegrad please contact Visegrad Genocide Memories editor at visegradgenocide@gmail.com♦

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[Please see the original Press release at 2011 Visegrad Genocide Calendar. I also recommend keeping tabs on the Visegrad Genocide Blog; it's been quite active lately and I suspect that will continue with the commemoration coming up.]

EDIT: I just realized that for months, I have had the wrong link for Visegrad Genocide Blog--I was using a link to a specific post rather than the main link to the main page; if anybody got the mistaken impression from my misleading link that the blog had not been updated since last June, I sincerely apologize.

4 comments:

visegrad92 said...

Thanks for the support! God bless you!

Owen said...

Kirk, just to second your recommendation of Visegrad Genocide Memories Blog. Like Srebrenica Genocide Blog, VGM is important because the author refuses to allow the perpetration of some of the vilest crimes of the past half-century to slip away into the shadows of history with those responsible for them still unpunished and denying responsibility. The efforts of the authors of VGM and SGB, like your own contributions, are important to truth and justice not just in Bosnia and the Balkans but wherever atrocities are committed by criminals who expect denial and ignorance to secure them impunity.

Srebrenica Genocide said...

Dear Kirk,

I find the following eyewitness account of the Spanish journalist on the siege of Sarajevo very well summarized:

http://srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com/2011/04/siege-of-sarajevo-eyewitness-account.html

Particularly pay attention to the words of Dr. Mustafa Ceric and Jewish man David Kamhi.

Srebrenica Genocide said...

Dear Kirk,

I find the following eyewitness account of the Spanish journalist on the siege of Sarajevo very well summarized:

http://srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com/2011/04/siege-of-sarajevo-eyewitness-account.html

Particularly pay attention to the words of Dr. Mustafa Ceric and Jewish man David Kamhi.