Thu, Feb 8, 2024

6 PM – 7 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Andrew White Student Center - 4th floor program room

4501 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, United States




As part of the Bunting Peace and Justice series, Hasan Hasanović will give a talk entitled "Surviving the Bosnian Genocide: Lessons from Srebrenica." Hasan Hasanović was born in Bajina Bašta, Serbia. He was 19 when the town of Srebrenica fell to Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995. He endured a 100 kilometer march through hostile terrain to escape the massacre of approximately 8,000 Muslim men and boys. Hasan was one of only 3,500 who survived the march. His father and brother were found in mass graves excavated by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). After the war, Hasan worked as an interpreter for the US army. He then gained a degree in Criminal Sciences, and returned to live in Srebrenica in 2009. Hasan is now married and has a young daughter. He works as a Curator at the Memorial Centre, where he shares his story with visitors from all over the world on a daily basis. He sees this as both his duty to those who were murdered and a cathartic experience for himself. "I want to speak to people, and share my story because my heart speaks. And now, finally, someone is listening."

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