Banja Luka native Aida Šehović was hit by war when she was just 15 years old. Now, Aida has made it her mission to use art as a means to commemorate the victims of genocide and to educate citizens worldwide about the consequences of war.
After the horror of war and genocide in Bosnia, a widowed wife returned to her home in Konjevic Polje with her seven kids only to learn that a church had been built in her front yard. Her battle to have the church removed from her property is still ongoing more than 20 years later.
On the morning of 7 July, Srebrenica felt like a ghost town. I departed Sarajevo earlier that morning with a group of fellow graduate students from the University of Denver. We were preparing to participate in the Marš Mira, the annual peace march that commemorates the Srebrenica genocide.
"To speak of public memory as the memory of publics is to speak of more than many individuals remembering the same thing. It is to speak of remembrance together, indeed of remembrance together as a crucial aspect of our togetherness, our existence as a public."
The Square dedicated to the Srebrenica genocide victims in Visoko was inaugurated last year on 5 October making Visoko the only municipality in Bosnia-Herzegovina to have honored the victims in this way.