Social Justice Advocate and Survivor Hasan Nuhanovic Speaks on the Srebrenica Genocide and Bosnia Today
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hasan Nuhanovic, a survivor of the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide and former UN translator for the Dutch Battalion stationed in this Bosnian town, will give testimony about the genocidal crimes in the UN “safe zone” that a UN force was charged to protect from the Serb forces. A woeful failure, the genocide ended in the deaths of over 8,000 Bosniaks, including Nuhanovic's mother, father and brother. In 2008, Nuhanovic brought and subsequently won a civil case against the Netherlands for its role in the genocide. Today, Bosnia is again on the verge of plunging back into violence with the Serbs. The virtual presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on February 23. Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies with the Department of History.
For more information and to register for this virtual lecture, see https://holocaust.appstate.edu/node/453.
About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.