Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Holocaust

This project is a cooperation project between Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Altogether, there are eleven research, cultural and educational institutions from these two countries taking part in this project.
Project aim is the resurrection and the revival of the Jewish history from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The material and non-material Jewish heritage within the selected towns that has mostly been irretrievably destroyed in the Holocaust, and after that, excluded from shared history and memory, will be collected and publicly presented.

The project activities such as publication of the book, photo-exhibition, introduction of the Holocaust education into educational system of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as project and book presentations in Austria and in Bosnia and Herzegovina will offer new inputs for broad local and worldwide public that will stimulate the forms, dimensions and the maintenance of the active public remembrance of the Jewish Holocaust’s victims from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The project’s exhibition „Lost in the Holocaust: Jewish neighborhoods in Bosnia and Herzegovina” was also showed on April 22-24th, 2017, as part of the program of the official Croatian Commemoration day for the victims of the former concentration camp Jasenovac at the Jasenovac Memorial Site and Museum. The exhibition was part of the ÖAW/IKT project "After the traces of our neighbors: Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Holocaust" that was also financed by the “Europe for Citizens Programme” of the European Union, and was exhibited for the first time in Sarajevo in 2015. The exhibition is translated into English and can be SEEN ONLINE.

At the opening ceremony the authors of the exhibition, ÖAW/IKT research staff members ANISA HASANHODŽIĆ and RIFET RUSTEMOVIĆ, were also hosting the Croatian prime minister Mr. Andrej Plenković.tweet


Third-Party-Funding (European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Europe for Citizens Programme“; Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture)

2013/12/01 – 2015/05/31