Remembering the Bosnian Genocide through the Srebrenica Oral History Preservation Project
Mr. Hasan Hasanovic, Director of the Oral History Project of the Srebrenica Genocide, will be on campus on Friday February 16th speaking about the Oral History Project and the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Bosnia Herzegovina in the lead up to its' 30th anniversary from 2:00-3:00pm in Alumni Memorial 27.
Mr. Hasanovic is a survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide, the largest massacre in Europe since World War II. Srebrenica was one of the UN designated "Safe Areas" during the Bosnian War, and it became representative of the failure of UN peacekeeping when more than 8300 men and boys were killed in July 1995. Today the former UN command post is the location of the Srebrenica Memorial Center.
Mr. Hasanovic served for eleven years as the Curator for the Memorial Center which includes exhibition areas, a documentation center, and other archival collections. In the last four years, he has helped to preserve historical memory in coordination with the University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation. The Shoah Foundation's mission is to chronicle oral and visual accounts of the holocaust and other genocides by personally interviewing survivors. Hasanovic authored the book “Surviving Srebrenica” and co-authored “Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide” with Social Work Professor Ann Petrila from the University of Denver. Hasanovic's efforts are to educate others around the world to remember the late 20th century events in the Balkans and find solutions to ongoing tensions in the region.
Before coming to UT, Mr. Hasanovic will also be speaking at Loyola University, the US Air Force Academy, the University of Denver, and East Tennessee State University. The event is free and open to the public.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee Center for Global Engagement, The UT College of Social Work, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Religious Studies.
Friday, February 16 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Alumni Memorial Building, Room 27
1408 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996