Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

Announcements

UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, all events take place on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. Click HERE for a map of the UNI campus.

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March 29 - June 28

In honor of both the memory of lives lost and stories of the survivors, Grout Museum presents Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide. 

From 1992 to 1995, a genocidal war engulfed the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The multi-ethnic city of Prijedor was seized by extremist Serb nationalists who began an ethnic systematic persecution of the area's Muslim and Catholic populations. Thousands were subjected to escalating violations of human rights, including dismissal from jobs, expulsion from homes, forced labor, imprisonment in concentration camps, and ultimately, torture, rape, and mass killing. A generation that had embraced the imperative "never again" now watched another European community undergo a genocidal "ethnic cleansing."

Home in the Heartland, a short film by Don Fish, will be shown at the Grout Museum on Saturdays throughout the exhibition.

 Prijedor Postcard Picture

Exhibit created by: Prijedor refugees in St. Louis, MO, faculty and staff of Fontbonne University, Patrick McCarthy and Barbara Nwacha, staff from the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.

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Proposals and requests for additional information should be sent to:

Stephen J. Gaies, Director
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education
University of Northern Iowa
Baker Hall 30
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0518
Phone: (319)273-3870
Fax: (319)273-2721
Email: stephen.gaies@uni.edu