Bosnian and Herzegovina memories

Please note that this website is currently under construction. Its content is incomplete and links may not be functional. We expect to finalise the website by August 2023. You can also visit our archive via this link.

Welcome to the website of the project Bosnian Memories. In this project,100 citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) from various social layers and regions have been interviewed with a video camera about their personal experiences during the Second World War and the recent war between 1991 and 1995.

The recordings are made available to the public through an online interview platform that is freely accessible and can be searched with a broad variety of keywords. Subtitles in the local language and in English are available (click the tab Interviews). A dedicated portal (link) with more elaborate functionalities is under development and will give access to the collected interviews for scholarly and research purposes.
The overall objective of this project is to stimulate social and individual processes of “dealing with the past”. The expectation is that this project will contribute to mutual understanding of the consequences of war for all inhabitants of BiH and to awareness with regard to respect for human rights for all ethnic and religious groups.
The project was funded by the Netherlands Embassy in Sarajevo and has been carried out between November 2011 and November 2013 by a consortium of members from Bosnia and Herzegovina and The Netherlands (see Consortium).