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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Senior Catholic clergyman to go forward with memorial mass for Nazi collaborators

Cardinal Vinko Puljić, Bosnia’s most senior Catholic clergyman, plans to go forward with hosting a memorial service for Croatian civilians and soldiers of the Nazi-allied Ustasha forces.

Bosnian Jewish leaders express ‘deep hurt and disbelief’ at fascist commemoration in Sarajevo

The head of the Bosnian Jewish Community, Jakob Finci, and the head of the Jewish Community of Sarajevo, Boris Kozemjakin, expressed their deep hurt and disbelief following an announcement by the Bosnian Catholic Church that a mass will be held in memory of facists killed at Bleiburg in 1945.

In Sarajevo, a small community draws on its wartime experience to survive COVID-19

The Jewish community of Sarajevo is drawing on its experiences during the brutal siege of the city, which started 28 years ago, in order to guide them through the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bosnia urged to reform discriminatory constitution

Human Rights Watch has criticised Bosnian officials' failure to end what the watchdog called "second-class status" for minorities such as Jews and Roma.

Bosnian Jews and Muslims recall lesson in tolerance

Bosnia’s Jews and Muslims marked the bicentenary of the rescue of a dozen Jews from an Ottoman-era governor’s jail, saying their liberation by Sarajevo Muslims is a great example of co-existence at a time of rising global sectarian hatred.

EU calls on Bosnia to address Holocaust restitution issues

The EU called upon Bosnia and Herzegovina to address restitution of property seized from Holocaust victims, in connection with the country's potential accession to the EU.

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