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Bosnia Memory Project to expand work in area high schools

Affton High School teacher Brian Jennings will never forget watching former student Dino Svaraka record an oral history contribution for the Bosnia Memory Project a couple of years ago. He’s still struck by how Svaraka, a Bosnian American, captivated his students. [...]

January 6, 2017 News

BOSNIA MEMORY PROJECT LANDS $100,000 HUMANITIES GRANT

The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University has received a $100,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). One of 34 institutions — and the only one in Missouri — to receive one of its inaugural Humanities [...]

December 20, 2016 News

Refugees in St. Louis Recall Horrors as “Butcher of Bosnia” Is Sentenced

The “Butcher of Bosnia,” a man whose brutality still echoes two decades later, was sentenced yesterday to 40 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. [...]

March 25, 2016 News

St. Louis Bosnians react to conviction of Radovan Karadzic

The European war crimes trial that’s been called “the largest since Nuremburg” ended Thursday, bringing uneasy relief to the St. Louis Bosnian community. Former Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic was convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and one count of [...]

March 24, 2016 Audio, News

A ‘moment in history’: A St. Louis Bosnian reflects on the Syrian refugee crisis

Nedim Ramic has a powerful personal connection to what he sees happening in the world today in regard to Syrian refugees. [...]

November 20, 2015 News

Bosnia Memory Project Honors Sarajevo Journalist, Curator Wife

The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University will honor Sarajevo newsman Kemal Kurspahić and his wife, Vesna, a photo curator, with the inaugural Civic Courage Award, an honor designed to.recognize the values of inclusion, tolerance and mutuality at the foundation [...]

June 3, 2015 Bosnians in St. Louis, Community Events, Events

Art Exhibit Celebrating Creativity And Strength Of Bosnian Artists On Display At Fontbonne

“Bosnia Born,” a multimedia art exhibit showcasing the work of artists born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, opened May 29 in the Fine Art Gallery of Fontbonne University. It will be on display in St. Louis through June 27. St. Louis is home [...]

May 31, 2014 Bosnians in St. Louis, Community Events, Events, Uncategorized

St. Louis Symphony Presents ‘Bosnian Journey: Generations’

After the devastating war that ravaged Bosnia and Herzegovina from early 1992 through 1995, refugees began arriving in the St. Louis area. And now the Bosnian population here has grown to more than 60,000, making it the largest Bosnian community [...]

March 17, 2014 News, Video

Bosnian Memories Preserved in St. Louis

Selma Avdagic was only an infant when her Bosnian family fled from Sarajevo to St. Louis two decades ago as war ravaged the former Yugoslavia. [...]

December 7, 2013 Bosnians in St. Louis, News

Twenty Years Of Bosnian Identity In St. Louis And In The Homeland

About 60,000 Bosnians live in St. Louis.  That’s estimated to be more Bosnians per capita than anywhere else in the world outside of Bosnia. [...]

April 11, 2013 Audio, Bosnians in St. Louis, News