Nedžad Avdić was just 17 years old when was taken captive by the Bosnian Serb forces and forced to face a firing squad. One of just a handful of men to survive the mass executions, Nedžad has devoted his life to speaking out on the need to tackle hatred and bring communities together to prevent similar atrocities from happening in the future.
Washington, D.C.: April 28-29, 2017
Gathering Bosnian and Herzegovinian Diaspora from across Canada and the US, BiHDC aims to build solidarity amongst this group based on multiculturalism, religious diversity and peace through education.
America took in 169,000 Bosnian war refugees during the nineties. I was one of them.
I am grateful to the church and synagogue members who helped us, the doctors and dentists who treated us for free, and to our lifelong friend, the Rev. Don Hodges, the first American to extend his hand at the airport, welcoming us to our new homeland.
Aisa Purak published her first book titled
Aisa Purak published her first book titled “Bosnian Immigrants: Opportunities and Challenges” Her book evaluates the study of a sample of 100 Bosnian families who immigrated to Rochester and found a way to adapt to life in the new society. These Bosnians still face cultural and religious challenges, even after over a decade living here.
The Congress of North American Bosniaks and Institute for Research of Genocide Canada
These challenges are very real, as is the strength, hope and determination of the Bosnian people to overcome these obstacles in efforts of building a better and harmonious future for all people of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Press Release of the International team of experts of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada
Redrawing the borders is Dodik's goal; the dissolution of the EU is his pledge for the dissolution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the panic of the European leadership is a state which he, along with his protectors, desires and prepares for.