Author: P. Vasiljevic
The article published in: Vecernje Novosti,
Belgrade, June 15, 2005
At least 3,227 (three thousand,
two hundred and twenty-seven) Serbs were murdered or have died after
horrible torture in concentration camps in the Srebrenica district
during 1992 - 1995 time period. The torture and murder was
perpetrated by Bosnian Muslims.
The list of murdered Serbs is still not complete.
We got the above information from Center for Research of
Crimes Perpetrated on the Serbian People, an organization which
meticulously traces and records every victim of the
After obtaining the "bloody harvest," the Center revealed
that in the town of Srebrenica itself, 446 Serbs were murdered.
The crimes were perpetrated by 469 criminals. In the [adjacent]
town of Bratunac, 447 Serbs perished at hands of 254 criminals,
and in the town of Zvornik [a bit North of Srebrenica], 100
murderers ended the lives of 954 Serbs. These
shocking numbers are well documented by the Center as every name
of the victim as well as the criminal is listed and supported
through a number of photographs, witness accounts, accounts
obtained from relatives, the county lists of deceased people
as well as graves, grave-stones and documentation obtained
"We have all of the proof, the archives, the description
of the crimes -- all. All these monstrous, undeniable facts,"
Mr. Milivoje Ivanisevic, President of the Research Center,
tells us as he shows us the archived documentation. "It can
not be that someone is alive and we still have them in our
list of the murdered."
As the first knife was drawn in Bosnia, Mr. Ivanisevic,
then completely alone, left Belgrade by bus and traveled
through Valjevo [in Serbia] and Zvornik [in Bosnia] to remote
villages where the crimes occurred.
After a few months, a dozen people joined his effort and
today the organization has four fully employed individuals
who deal with the archive. The organization also has 97
associated experts who are collecting documentation on the
The entire Crime Archive is partitioned such that every
village, every town in Bosnia and Herzegovina has its
representation. The forms used for the documentation are
copied from the famous Jewish organization Yad Vashem, which
used those forms to collect documentation about Jewish
victims who perished in WWII. The Center obtained the forms
from the Jewish Center in Belgrade.
The sources that supplied documentation to the Research
Center: local county administrations, notaries, courts that
got the crimes as criminal cases, non-governmental organizations,
families of the victims, and associations of surviving
concentration camps' inmates...
The Center is financed exclusively from private donations.
The President complains that the Center does not have any
support from the Government [of Serbia] and that that is one
of the main reasons why the collected truth has a hard time
in leaving the neat shelves and reaching the general public.
This is how we have a situation where only "Bosniaks" get to
forward what only they call the truth.
"We are doing our best so that anyone who asks for information
gets it right away."
"For example, people from the Hague Tribunal were visiting
our office and asked for documentation in the case of the
[Muslim] war criminal Naser Oric. Also, thanks to our
documentation, Muslim criminals who committed atrocities in
the Celebic concentration camp were sentenced," the members
of the research center told us.
To this date, the documentation
collected by the Center lists 26,818 Serbian victims who
were killed in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the time
period of 1992-1995. Some 19% of these victims are
soldiers, 10% are women, while children are less than 1%.
[In other words, 80% of
Serbian victims were - civilians.]