Commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood.
At the end I got constantly tired of trying to prove. We had to prove genocide, we had to prove that our women were being raped, that our children have been killed. Every time I take a statement from these women, and you journalists want to interview them, I imagine those people, disinterested, sitting in a nice house with a hamburger and beer, switching between channels on the TV. I don’t really know what else has to happen here, what further sufferings the Muslims have to undergo…to make the so-called world react.
What all of Yugoslavia must have been like when my grandmother was younger. I chose to spend a lot of time in this region last fall/winter because my mother was born in Yugoslavia (Serbia, although ethnically she is Hungarian).