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HU OSA 406
Fonds 406: Collection of Home Movies on Srebrenica

Date(s) 1992-1995

Extent and medium 35 Digital - Video, 0.04 linear meters

Name of creator(s) Unknown

Archival history

Dutch journalists Frank Westerman and Bart Rijs, covering the war for various newspapers in 1992-1995, came across an office in Belgrade called the "Serbian Institute for Research on War Crimes in Bosnia", which happened to have a collection of videos that were gathered by the Bosnian Serb Army when they conquered Srebrenica. Rijs and Westerman managed to obtain copies of these videos, which were later handed over to the filmmaker Jaap Verdenius in Amsterdam. He donated them to OSA in August 2010.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Jaap Verdenius, filmmaker (Amsterdam)

Scope and content

The fonds consists of home movies on various aspects of life in Srebrenica in 1992-1995, including military activities such as patrolling, field drills and meetings, shelter and other aid projects, refugees, the presence of the UN in the area and propaganda, as well as street interviews with local people, weddings and musical concerts.

Accruals Not expected

System of arrangement

Conditions governing access Open for research

Language/scripts of material Bosnian, Serbian

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Digital movie files

Related units of description

Date(s) of descriptions

Processed by Branislav Kovacevic and described by Csaba Szilagyi in May 2011.
Online version updated 23 April 2013
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