Families from different ethnic groups — Serb, Croat, Bosniak and ethnic Albanians — who live close together in villages that suffered massacres in Balkan wars of 1990s still do not look each other in the eye and do not mix socially
Sports have helped disabled Bosnian Serb veterans recover a sense of worth -- and even to start a cautious process of reconciliation. But for Bosnian Muslims, or Bosniaks, who suffered atrocities at Serbian hands, it is apparent much more than sports are needed for reconciliation. VOA’s Jamie Dettmer went to Banja Luka, and filed this report.
A quarter-of-a-century ago Croat paramilitaries on orders from their wartime leader, Franjo Tudjman, slaughtered more than a hundred Bosnian Muslims in the village of Ahmići. A massacre survivor tells VOA’s Jamie Dettmer the season of blood still haunts him.