Perception of Remembrance and Reconciliation among Relatives of Civil Victims

TitlePerception of Remembrance and Reconciliation among Relatives of Civil Victims
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
Date Published04/2014
Conference Name1st International Symposium Culture of Remembrance
Publication Languageeng
AuthorsDraganovic, V
PublisherZHIRA
Place PublishedSarajevo
ISBN Number9798-3-905869-63-7
Abstract

This paper investigates remembrance perception among people who lost their relatives during mass killings in Bosnia and Herzegovina in period 1992-95, as well among people who were themselves subjects to torture. Particular variables to be studied in relation to remembrance encompass hate, revenge, justice, reconciliation and relief.Observational study is carried on individuals whose relatives or themselves were civil victims, chosen from areas of Prijedor and Srebrenica. Survey is conducted through interviews revealing some commonalities among participants and discovering unique individual experiences.Peculiarities of individual experiences are due to gender, time spent in search for remnants of relatives, personal endurance of torture and other factors.