Students of Applied Cognitive Psychology Course Visited War Childhood Museum

On May 13, 2016, students of Applied Cognitive Psychology course visited War Childhood Museum together with Senior Assistant Alma Jeftic. Visit was part of their final project related to the repressed and traumatic memories.

War Childhood Museum project was initiated and established by Jasminko Halilovic, a Sarajevo resident who initially started collecting material from people who grew up during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Short stories were published in 2013 in Halilovic’s book called War Childhood. Museum does not yet have a permanent venue in Sarajevo but is showing some of the items it has collected so far at a temporary exhibition running until May 14, 2016 at the Historical Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo.

So far, the War Childhood Museum has gathered more than 2,000 items and over 70 hours of recordings from war children.

Students of Applied Cognitive Psychology course had the opportunity to see the items displayed in its temporary exhibition that are mainly personal belongings that acquired special meaning for the children who owned them during the war, along with pictures, letters and personal diaries. Also, the possible future collaboration in terms of educational activities and workshops was discussed with the representatives of War Childhood project.