“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

In Visegrad 1992.

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Marko Attila Hoare’s blog has a harrowing piece on the 1992 massacre in Visegrad, Bosnia-Herzegovina, An Australian in Visegrad.

The Srebrenica Genocide Blog has more background:

“The entire Bosniak population of Višegrad was “ethnically cleansed” between May and July 1992. 3000 were murdered or disappeared, another 8000 were expelled. In the thirteen years since the war only a small percent have returned to their former home.”

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  1. I think the figure of 3,000 murdered or disappeared is incorrect.

    Rory Gallivan

    11/06/2011 at 14:01

  2. Why?


    11/06/2011 at 14:42

  3. Because, according to the Research and Documentation Centre in Sarajevo the number of persons killed or disappeared in Visegrad during the whole war was 1,760. I accept the actual figure may be larger than this, but the figure must also include Serbs and soldiers,so I think it is unlikely that 3,000 is the number of Bosniak persons killed or disappeared.

    Rory Gallivan

    12/06/2011 at 01:05

  4. Fair enough, Rory, as long as it is documented and factual, then its not a problem.

    Would you have a link?


    12/06/2011 at 02:02

  5. Hopefully this works:

    The data is under the ‘Podrinje’ section.

    Rory Gallivan

    12/06/2011 at 10:59

  6. 27 June – the anniversary of the Bikavac fire, when Branimir Savovic and the rest of the people in charge of Visegrad allowed Milan Lukic to have another go at burning a house full of women and children live in the cause of Greater Serbia.


    27/06/2011 at 07:31

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