Omarska Camp in Prijedor

Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Contested Histories Initiative

Omarska Concentration Camp in Prijedor is notorious for being the site of the 1992 Prijedor
Massacre during the Bosnian War; it featured prominently in several trials for the perpetration
of international crimes undertaken by the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former
Yugoslavia. Since 2004, numerous attempts at commemoration for the victims of the camp
have been attempted but have been met with an impasse given the tense post-conflict
realities in the region. This case study explores the role of commemoration in transitional
societies and how the lack of official action can result in victims groups taking on the issue of
commemoration without permission from official authorities.

For the case study click here.