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HU OSA 406 Fonds 406: Collection of Home Movies on Srebrenica
Extent and medium 35 Digital - Video, 0.04 linear meters
Name of creator(s) Unknown
Archival historyDutch 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 transferJaap Verdenius, filmmaker (Amsterdam)
Scope and contentThe 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
- HU OSA 406-0-1 Home Movies, 1992-1995
Conditions governing access Open for research
Language/scripts of material Bosnian, Serbian
Physical characteristics and technical requirementsDigital movie files
Related units of description
- HU OSA 377 Collection of David Rohde relating to Srebrenica, 1991-1999
Date(s) of descriptionsProcessed by Branislav Kovacevic and described by Csaba Szilagyi in May 2011.
Online version updated 23 April 2013
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