Josip Tito creates a communist Yugoslavia.
Various Yugoslavian states divided into Republics.1
The Bosniaks are abundant in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Nationalism in Yugoslavia is on the rise in the 1980’s.2
Between 1991 and 1992 Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro all gain independence.
The Serbs want to regain Power in Yugoslavia.
Bosnia at this time was 43% Muslim, 31% Serbian and 17% Croatian.3
April 6, 1992, Serbs place Bosnian capital, Sarajevo under siege and occupy 70% of the country.4
The West do not interfere in the Balkans.
April 1993 – UN declares Srebrenica, Zeca and Gorazde among 6, “Safe areas”.5
Srebrenica was attacked in the summer of 1995, UN peacekeepers failed to help.6
Serbian forces separated the Bosniak7 civilians.
The women were bussed off to Serb held territory; most of them were raped and sexually assaulted.
The men were killed instantly or gathered and sent to concentration camps or mass killing sites.
7,000-8,000 Bosniaks were massacred by Serbs.8
The Serbs bomb a market in Sarajevo.
The world suddenly becomes more interested in the Bosnian crisis.9
NATO bombed Serb forces10
Section C: Evaluation of the Sources
The First source I will be evaluating will be the newspaper article, ‘Still These Mass Killers Walk Free; The Chilling Diaries of Death That Catalogue Europe’s Worst War Crimes’’ By Janine Di Giovanni from ‘The Mail’. The article was published in 1996, towards the end of the Bosnian genocide. Janine, a multinational is one of Europe’s most respected and experienced reporters, and has a lot of experience covering war and conflict. She has won 4 major awards, including the National Magazine Awards as well as two Amnesty International awards among others.11 It appears that the author’s purpose is to help raise awareness of how the Serbs have tortured the Bosnians and why those who committed