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St. Louis Bosnians

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Celebrating St. Louis as a city of refugees and immigrants

When Bosnian refugees arrived in St. Louis in the 1990s, their positive effect on neighborhoods was quickly apparent: neglected areas stabilized, new businesses opened and vitality returned to South City blocks. [...]

January 31, 2017 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

Bevo Mill Bosnian restaurant Bosna Gold has closed

A piece of St. Louis restaurant history — of St. Louis history, period — closed last month without fanfare.  [...]

March 19, 2016 News

St. Louis’ Legacy As An Asylum For Refugees

One winter afternoon in 1995, fifteen and a half-year-old Hedija went down to the river by her house to do her family’s washing. Like other rural Bosnians, she always did her laundry by hand. Hedija’s baby was by her side [...]

November 24, 2015 News

Discussing St. Louis’ history as destination for immigrants

Saint Louis University Associate Dean Patrick McCarthy documented the Bosnian refugee crisis and our city’s part in their migration to the United States in the book, “Srebrenica Survivors in St. Louis: After the Fall,” and visits Fox 2 News in [...]

September 14, 2015 News

Remembering Mirela Ahmetovic

I had the honor of sharing the stage last week with Elvir Ahmetovic, who survived the war and genocide in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica 20 years ago this month by living in a small cellar with his parents and [...]

July 14, 2015 Stories

‘Unfortunately help always comes a little too late:’ St. Louis Bosnians remember Srebrenica massacre

Elvir Ahmetovic, 33, is a teacher in the St. Louis public school system. Twenty years ago, he was a child living through an event that has been called the largest civilian slaughter on European soil since the holocaust. [...]

July 10, 2015 Audio, Stories

Twenty years after massacre, Bosnians pause to remember lost loved ones

As he talks about his father, Nick Sinanovic stops several times to compose himself. It’s been 20 years since his father, Resid, was killed in the Srebrenica massacre, part of the Bosnian War. But it wasn’t until five years ago [...]

July 8, 2015 News
Roundtable Discussion: The Aftermath of Srebrenica

Roundtable Discussion: The Aftermath of Srebrenica

Elvir Ahmetovic, a native of Srebrenica and genocide survivor, currently works as a teacher at the Academy of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics for St. Louis Public Schools. [...]

November 6, 2013