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St. Louis Bosnians

Bosnian Independence Day Observation

St. Louis – Association of Srebrenica Genocide Survivors in St. Louis is organizing this years Bosnian Independence Day Observation, with numerous guests from political, and cultural spheres of life. 

Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Time: 7:00PM

Venue: Grbic Banquet Hall

Guests: Camil Durakovic – Current mayor of Srebrenica municipality in Bosnia

               Dr. Emir Suljagic* – Leader of the “Prvi Mart” coalition.

Number of guests from local political and cultural life will be present.

Entertainment is provided by:

KUD “Ljiljan”, Azo Bend, Vejsil Huseinovic, Osman Tambura and others.

Media Sponsors: Sabah, Radio Behar, and Bosnian Community Radio St. Louis

Emir Suljagic

Emir Suljagic

* Dr. Emir Suljagic was born in Ljubovija, Serbia, and grew up in nearby Bratunac, Bosnia-Herzegovina.  He is the author of Postcards from the Grave, a first-hand account of the 1995 assault on Srebrenica and the subsequent massacre.   Beginning in 1996, Dr. Suljagic worked as reporter and staff writer forDani, a Sarajevo-based weekly known for its reporting on political corruption.  From 2002 to 2004, he covered war crimes trials conducted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.   In 2009, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Hamburg with a dissertation on ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia.   He recently served as Minister of Education for the Sarajevo Canton until death threats forced his resignation in 2012. Dr. Suljagic now leads the Prvi Mart Coalition in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

About The Author


The St. Louis Bosnian is an online database of Bosnian community in St. Louis. The purpose is to document and preserve existence of the Bosnian immigrant community in metropolitan St. Louis area. Through published books, articles, interviews, researches, videos, photos as well as speaker series, seminars, workshops and educational classes. We hope to leave the legacy of our community to the future generations.

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