DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

30 August, 2009


BACKGROUND: We thank two honorable individuals, Mr. Amir Karadzic and Mr. Patrick McCarthy, for organizing this event in memory of the Bosnian genocide, which is a legally established case of genocide. Thousands perished in the concentration camps (VIEW PHOTOS). According to Jerusalem Post, "freedom of movement was strictly limited. Muslims and Croats had to wear white bands around their arms and to have white flags on the windows of their apartments." Let us not forget.


The South County Education and University Center of St. Louis Community College, 4115 Meramec Bottom Road, will host the multimedia, historical exhibit, Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide from Sept. 1 through Oct. 14.

An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m., with a presentation by Mr. Amir Karadzic.

Mr. Karadzic is the director of the St. Louis-based Union of Citizens of the Municipality of Prijedor and heads the research delegation for the exhibit project. A guided exhibit tour and refreshments included.

In addition, special presentation and book signing by Mr. Patrick McCarthy will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 12:30 p.m.

Mr. McCarthy serves as the project advisor and has traveled to wartime Sarajevo to found the St. Louis Bosnian Student project, which located scholarship placements for Bosnian students fleeing war zones. He is co-author of the book, "After the Fall: Srebrenica Survivors in St. Louis."

The exhibit focuses on the genocide that occurred during the Bosnian war in the mid-1990s, with special attention given to the Bosnian city of Prijedor.

A video documentary, interview transcriptions of Bosnians currently living in St. Louis and other exhibit content contribute to its powerful message.

Admission to the exhibit and special events is free. On Oct. 15, the exhibit will move to the Meramec campus for approximately one month.

For more information, call 984-6758.