Bosnia: A Question of Genocide
The breakup of Yugoslavia triggered a catastrophe in the Balkans. Bosnia, which declared its independence in 1992, has become synonymous with death and destruction on a scale not seen in Europe since the Nazi era. Unlike the genocide of the Jews, the killings in Bosnia are a matter of near-universal knowledge. Under media observation, large areas are “ethnically cleansed,” a euphemism for mass murder. The centuries old Muslim community has been targeted for persecution. The admonition “Never Again” rings hollow in Bosnia. Recorded at the University of Florida in Gainesville on September 12, 1994.
Winston Nagan is an international authority on law, human rights and genocide. He teaches at the University of Florida. A native of South Africa, he was exiled from that country in 1964. He served as Chairman of the Board of Amnesty International from 1989 to 1991. He is co-author of Human Rights in Africa and The War in Former Yugoslavia.