A Journey Through the Troubled Former Yugoslavia “They Will Never Stop Hating Us”

The disintegration of the socialist multiethnic state of Yugoslavia began 30 years ago. Today, its successors still lack stability, and nationalists are increasingly setting the tone. Are the young democracies drifting away from Europe? A journey through a torn region.
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Sarajevo in 1996: Left in ruins by war

Sarajevo in 1996: Left in ruins by war

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DER SPIEGEL 27/2021
SPIEGEL International
Sarajevo in the summer 2020: What will happen to the Jerusalem of the Balkans?

Sarajevo in the summer 2020: What will happen to the Jerusalem of the Balkans?

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"I told my children: Don’t forget, they will never stop hating us."

Mevludin Orić, Srebrenica survivor

A crowd in Pristina, Kosovo, celebrates Independence Day in the country in 2019.

A crowd in Pristina, Kosovo, celebrates Independence Day in the country in 2019.

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