A delegation from the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) visited the Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide in Sarajevo today to discuss collaboration aimed at preserving the culture of remembrance of the 1990s events in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The delegation, including IUS Vice-Rector for General Affairs Associate Professor Muhammed Yasir Göz and Dr. Hamza Preljević, Director of the Balkan Studies Centre at IUS, explored the museum's exhibitions and heard stories about the war, including the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995.
Preljević highlighted the importance of collaboration with the museum in commemorating war victims and promoting educational initiatives. They discussed the involvement of IUS alumni in the museums and emphasized the need to confront the immense suffering endured during the war to ensure that such crimes are never forgotten.
Preljević stressed the crucial role of institutions like the Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide in combating historical amnesia and preserving the collective past. He underlined the danger of forgetting and the importance of fostering a culture of remembrance, especially considering attempts to diminish or deny the events of the 1990s. Through initiatives such as summer schools and research projects, their collaboration aims to contribute to the rebuilding of society in Bosnia and Herzegovina by fostering understanding, empathy, and resilience among future generations.
Belma Zulić, the museum curator, emphasized the significance of promoting education about the Bosnian War aggression. She highlighted the importance of collaboration in nurturing a culture of remembrance for a better future.