Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, Mostar

Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995, Mostar (must see)

A short walk from the Old Bridge of Mostar is the Museum of War and Genocide Victims, the most important museum in Herzegovina. Behind the scenes of a city jammed with tourists, there are frightful wounds and horrors of the past. Ethnic "cleansing," concentration camps, and mass murders are remembered here; the story of the Balkans.

The number of items and artifacts exhibited in the museum grows endlessly. Each item comes with a story about it. Hours of reading are possible. The stories are in English and Bosnian. The staff consists of people who have suffered in different ways from the war. They tell stories that are difficult to listen to.

There are many testimonies of atrocities and photos taken by prisoners and soldiers never shown in the press. Witness accounts are available of United Nations peacekeepers who were unable to protect civilians. Summary executions are documented. Personal items exhumed from mass graves, statements of survivors, and documents attest to these evils.

Museum hours are from 9 am to 9 pm every day. The museum is without government support, so donations are welcome.

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Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995 on Map

Sight Name: Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995
Sight Location: Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina (See walking tours in Mostar)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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