This Friday’s episode of Negotiating Space will be Ida’s story of war, refuge, and safety. Ida’s family escaped from Bosnia in 1992 as tensions in the Serbian-Bosnian-Croatian region grew in an attempt to reorganize after the fall of Communism.
The history of the multi-ethnic region is long and complicated and Ida has shared some resources that may help listeners better understand the situation. Below I have provided links to the Bosnian-American Genocide Institute, an article written by journalist Florence Hartmann, and a reflection photoessay from The Atlantic on the 20th anniversary of the conflict.
Ida’s family was lucky enough to escape before the darkest parts of the war, but the displacement, rape, and genocide that occurred to her countrymen is an issue she is passionate about.
The Atlantic, “20 Years Since the Bosnian War” (Trigger Warning: War images, some depicting graphic violence and death)