EVENTS HMLC to show documentary on Bosnian genocide

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center’s monthly film series will present Hague Tribunal and Crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina–Prijedor Conference on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center theater, in the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building. This powerful documentary records the proceedings from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, from a conference investigating the atrocities which occurred in the town of Prijedor.

This film documents the widespread campaign of “ethnic cleansing” which took place, the formation of concentration camps such as Omarska and others, and testimonies of camp survivors supported by news footage. This film, screened in conjunction with the HMLC’s current exhibit, “Prijedor: Lives From the Bosnian Genocide,” will be presented in Bosnian with English subtitles.

Introductory remarks and a post-screening discussion, will be presented by Amir Karadzic who was born in Prijedor, fled from Bosnia with his family and resettled in St. Louis where he founded the organization, “Union of Citizens of the Municipality of the Town Prijedor.”

This program is free; reservations are not required.

The HMLC’s 2008 Film Series is generously sponsored by Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg.

For additional information, call 314- 442-3714.