Archive for Bosnia-Herzegovina

Vom Kuferaš zum Vollkoffer

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 27 December 2017 by delclem


Da es mein Prinzip ist, über Schriftsteller, die mir persönlich viel bedeuten, nichts Wissenschaftliches zu schreiben, kann ich einer Festschrift für Dževad Karahasan wohl nichts Substanzielles hinzufügen, keine postkolonialen Spitzfindigkeiten über Orientalismus und Okzidentalismus, über liminale Zustände und Hybridität, über dritte Räume oder ähnliches, wie es sonst meine Unart ist: Der Forensiker braucht nun mal Abstand zu seinem Untersuchungsgegenstand. Was ich aber wohl beisteuern kann, ist, wie ich von Karahasan, den ich für den bedeutendsten lebenden bosnischen Autor halte, ein Wort lernte und wie ich es ihm zurückgeben möchte – als Gegengabe, die dem ursprünglichen Geschenk vielleicht etwas hinzufügt. Wobei ich noch nicht weiß, wieviel.

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“Anger in Bosnia…”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 11 February 2014 by delclem

Presidency and Government buildings on fire during protest in Sarajevo

“…, but this time the people can read their leaders’ ethnic lies. Protesters were carrying three flags side by side – Bosnian, Serb and Croat, brought together by a radical demand for justice.” >analysis by Slavoj Žižek (c) THE GUARDIAN, 2014

Yugoslavia’s only Olympic Games

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 8 February 2014 by delclem






“Thirty years ago, from February 8th to 19th, the fourteenth edition of the Olympic Winter Games was held in Sarajevo. A few years after the Olympic facilities, a symbol of common history and life, were targeted” in the Bosnia War. > full text (c) Osservatorio balcani & caucaso, 2014
Photo (c) flickr

Sarajevo, before the storm of history

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 1 January 2014 by delclem

A photo by Auguste Léon taken on 15 Oktober 1912 in Sarajevo (c) SZ, 2013

“Bosnia, in Peril Once More”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 8 December 2013 by delclem


“Early in President Obama’s first term, in May 2009, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. paid a visit to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Addressing the Parliament, he told Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian members, ‘My country is worried. (…) We have seen a sharp and dangerous rise in nationalist rhetoric.'”
>full text & illustration (c) NYT, 2013


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 30 November 2013 by delclem


Judge Theodor Meron visits the former concentration camp of 1992.
Former prisoners of the camp expressed their anger that the Hague Tribunal’s
president (who is a Holocaust survivor himself) was not permitted to see all the
former buildings of Omarska during his visit.>full article
(c) Bosnian Genocide 26 Nov. 2013

WW2 genocides in Croatia/Bosnia

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 29 November 2013 by delclem

“From August 1941 to April 1945, hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews, and Romas, as well as anti-fascists of many nationalities, were murdered at the death camp known as Jasenovac.” A  documentary with English subtitles. (Later, unfortunately, the camp of Jasenovac would me used to legitimize and/or relativize Serbian war crimes in the Yugoslav Succession Wars of the 1990s.)