Baylor University Institute for Oral History

Abdulah Hasic

Baylor University Institute for Oral History
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0:28 - Childhood memories

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Subjects: 1970, 1990s, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslavia, blindness, Sarajevo, mining, military


Hyperlink: Former Yugoslavia
4:35 - Former Yugoslavia

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Subjects: General Josip Tito, Communism, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, East Germany, Capitalism, Socialism, education


Hyperlink: Josip Broz Tito
7:11 - Growing up in Bosnia

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Subjects: Bosnia and Herzegovina, summertime, chess, radio


Hyperlink: Bosnia and Herzegovina
9:12 - Childhood activities

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Subjects: Amateur "Ham" radio, chess, national competition, morse code, skype, facebook, communication, internet

14:14 - Experiences with ham radio

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Subjects: Soviet Union, politics, government, 1994

18:21 - Death of Josip Tito

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Subjects: 1980, Communism, Nationalism, Croatia, Slovenia


Hyperlink: Death of General Tito, death of Yugoslavia?
24:40 - Effects on family life in Bosnia

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Subjects: confusion, former Yugoslavia, Bosnia Herzegovina, family, Srebrenica, Croats, Serbs, Muslims, Soviet Union, Serbia


Hyperlink: Srebrenica
30:03 - Freedom

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Subjects: 1991 Croatia and Slovenia gain independence, 1992 Bosnia Herzegovina gain independence, military, chaos, control of information, political election, news, military repression


Hyperlink: Breakup of Yugoslavia
33:24 - Life in Sarajevo

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Subjects: Sarajevo, law school, 1991, ham radio, former Yugoslavia, Jews, Croats, Serbs, Montenegro, former Yugoslavia


Hyperlink: Sarajevo
36:57 - Law school

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Subjects: former Yugoslavia, blindness, telecommunications, medical school, college, physical therapy

41:12 - Beginning of Bosnian conflict

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Subjects: Sarajevo, 1992, barricades, 1993, United Nations, Serbian governments, 1995, hospital, ham radio, Srebrenica


Hyperlink: Bosnian War
48:24 - Life changing in Srebrenica

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Subjects: Srebrenica, Slovenia, Orthodox, Muslims, Concentration Camps, rape, uncles, para-military from Serbia


Hyperlink: Srebrenica
53:36 - Relocation & beginning of genocide

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Subjects: Srebrenica, 1993, United Nations, genocide, mass graves


Hyperlink: Mass graves in Srebrenica
57:54 - 1993: War worsens

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Subjects: property, water, United Nations, Serbian para-military, 1993, blindness, California, 1994, Canadian forces, 1995, Srebrenica, biological weaponry, Kentucky, tear gas


Hyperlink: U.N's failure to interfere in Bosnia
69:39 - Move to Tuzla

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Subjects: Unites Nations, 1993, ham radio, Croatia, freedom, family, Srebrenica, hospital


Hyperlink: Tuzla
73:48 - Connections with Srebrenica 77:24 - Experience of war in Tuzla

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Segment Synopsis: missiles, family, communication, ham radio, Srebenica, mobilization in the military, front-lines


Hyperlink: Fighting in Bosnia
82:51 - Change in Srebrenica

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Subjects: communication, 1995, family, Tuzla


Hyperlink: Srebrenica massacre
84:33 - Moving from Tuzla to Germany

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Subjects: Frankfort University, Tuzla University


Hyperlink: Bosnian refugees in Germany
86:01 - Move to the United States

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Subjects: 1998, Frankfort, interview, embassy

90:26 - Germany in 1995 91:14 - Return to Bosnia

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Subjects: last contact with family, funeral for father and brother, church, mosque, disagreement with mother, Srebrenica, Sarajevo


Hyperlink: Ethnic distribution in Bosnia before and after the war
95:45 - Opinion on general knowledge of the Bosnian genocide

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Keywords: "No one doesn't protect anyone."

Subjects: United Nations, protection, Washington Post, Srebrenica

99:30 - Discussion about his daughter 100:55 - Family's experience in 1995

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Subjects: naivety, media, governments, manipulation, Serbia

103:00 - Knowledge of outside countries

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Subjects: United Nations, Soviet Union's influence, 1995, United State's CIA, Serbian Para-military, French

104:30 - Difficulty in the United States

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Subjects: political science, independence, Europe, disability, former Yugoslavia