Friday, December 21, 2018

The Map of Yugoslavian War Victims

A new interactive map has been released to commemorate the lives of everyone who died during the Yugoslav wars. Around 130,000 individuals lost their lives during the conflicts. The map wants to map all the victims of the wars of the 1990s, regardless of their ethnic, political or social status.

The Hague international war crimes tribunal established that there were at least 18,000 victims of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. However that figure does not include the soldiers and police officers who also died during the conflicts. The Map of the 1991–2001 War Victims in the Former SFRY was created by the Initiative for RECOM and Documenta using data from a number of different law and documentation centers. The map shows the locations of around 22,000 victims of the Yugoslav wars. Research is still ongoing into the other victims of the wars.

The map includes basic information on each person documented, including (where available) first name, surname, date and place of birth, parents' name, place of residence and ethnicity. The map may also record the time, place and manner of the individual's death and their status (civilian or military).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Non-exhaustive map, even where the victims are well documented. In Slovenia for example, no defense forces and civilian casualties and just a half of the aggressor's deaths are mapped. The 10-day war took away 76 lives in total.