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Author Leydesdorff, Selma

Title Surviving the Bosnian genocide : the women of Srebrenica speak / Selma Leydesdorff ; translated by Kay Richardson
Published Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xx, 242 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Translator's Note; Preface: What Happened Before; Acknowledgments; On the Publication of the English Edition; Abbreviations; Sabaheta's Story; ONE Farewell: The Desolation, the Women; TWO An Orphaned World: Life before the War; THREE War Is Coming; FOUR Living on the Run, Living in Danger; FIVE A Human Shooting Gallery: Srebrenica 1992-1995; SIX Violence; SEVEN Departure without Arrival; Notes; Index
Summary In July 1995, the Army of the Serbian Republic killed some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys in and around the town of Srebrenica -- the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II. Surviving the Bosnian Genocide is based on the testimonies of 60 female survivors of the massacre who were interviewed by Dutch historian Selma Leydesdorff. The women, many of whom still live in refugee camps, talk about their lives before the Bosnian war, the events of the massacre, and the ways they have tried to cope with their fate. Drawing on their memories, though fragmented by trauma, the women tell of life and survival under extreme conditions, while recalling a time before the war when Muslims, Croats, and Serbs lived together peaceably. By giving them a voice, this book looks beyond the rapes, murders, and atrocities of that dark time to show the agency of these women during and after the war and their fight to uncover the truth of what happened at Srebrenica and why
Notes "Originally published as Selma Leydesdorff, De leegte achter ons laten : Een geschiedenis van de vrouwen van Srebrenica (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 2008)"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Dutch
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SUBJECT Börngen, ... gnd
Subject Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities -- Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Srebrenica -- Personal narratives
War widows -- Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Srebrenica
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
War widows.
Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Srebrenica.
Genre/Form Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Récits personnels.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021700619
ISBN 9780253005298
Other Titles Leegte achter ons laten. English