Baylor University Institute for Oral History

Baisa Heldic

Baylor University Institute for Oral History
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0:31 - Early memories in Bosnia

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Subjects: Serbian, family, freedom, Communism, President Tito, Muslims, Christians, Croatia, 1992, divorce, child custody rights


Hyperlink: Josip Broz Tito
6:59 - Life with a young daughter

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Subjects: daughter, maternity leave, Zenica


Hyperlink: Zenica
8:08 - Bosnia after the death of General Tito

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Segment Synopsis: singing, soccer, neighbors, World War Two, lack of grocery goods, democrats, Communists, Muslims, job loss, Banja Luka


Hyperlink: Banja Luka
10:47 - Other noticeable differences after Tito's death

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Subjects: names, religion, doctors, Catholics, Muslims, Serbs

12:35 - Effect on Muslim community

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Subjects: cities, Banja Luka, religion, Serbs, Catholics


Hyperlink: Ethnic conflict in Bosnia
15:03 - Bosnian independence & working in flea market

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Subjects: 1991, losing work, Bosnian independence, flea market, Catholics, Muslims, Serbs


Hyperlink: Beginning of Bosnian Conflict
19:56 - Life in Banja Luka during Bosnian War

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Subjects: flea markets, sister's family, Serbs, Muslims, Catholics, front line of the war, trenches, beating to death, rape

25:24 - Relations with Serbs

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Subjects: flea market, Croatia, sister's husband taken, tonsillitis, Serbs, music concert, Orthodox Church, remaining ethnic conflict

33:12 - Work during the war

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Segment Synopsis: market, soldiers, fruits and vegetables, surviving, Banja Luka, Serbs, starvation, packages

39:56 - Getting out of Banja Luka

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Subjects: Muslims, Croatia, no electricity, coffee, death of mother and brother

46:19 - Desire to become a teacher 47:58 - Ethnic relations worsen during Bosnian War

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Subjects: neighbors, visits, stealing, killing, police, jail

52:17 - Knowing it's time to leave Bosnia

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Subjects: Red Cross, children, Serbs, buses

54:30 - Journey out of Banja Luka

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Keywords: "The worst time in my life."

Subjects: stealing, stockyards, radio, mass killings, Croatia, Catholics, rape

58:12 - Arriving at the border of Croatia

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Subjects: Sana River, soldiers, Red Cross, United Nations, family, Denmark, Serbs, Muslims, Catholics


Hyperlink: Sana River
61:54 - Journey to Sibenik

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Subjects: Refugee camp, Sibenik, fear, son going to America


Hyperlink: Sibenik
65:20 - Reuniting with son 66:54 - Assistance from the Red Cross 69:26 - Working in Sibenik

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Subjects: daughter's illness, asthma, lice, Zenica

72:47 - Travelling to Zenica

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Subjects: Norway, taxi driver, Catholics, Muslims, neighbors

79:30 - Arriving at Zenica 86:00 - Preparing to leave Bosnia

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Subjects: Muslims, Arizona, Croatia, Sibenik, American officers, asthma, pictures, English, physical, bronchitis

92:47 - Serbs at the refugee camp 94:44 - Taxi Driver in Croatia 96:23 - Leaving Bosnia

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Subjects: December 1995, Sibenik, Trogir, airplane, smoking, Rome Italy, New York, American coffee, Bosnian coffee


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102:45 - Arriving in the United States

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Subjects: asthma attack, San Luis Arizona, Dallas Texas, Phoenix Arizona, Christmastime

108:21 - Trying to visit with her son

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Subjects: Arizona, road maps, child visitation rights

116:38 - Life in America

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Subjects: job searching, Mexicans, Kentucky Fired Chicken, sponsoring her brother

128:26 - Taking care of others

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Subjects: travels to Bosnia every year, Serbs, Syrian refugees, Bill Clinton

134:09 - Returning to Bosnia

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Subjects: grandchildren, apartments, not moving back to Bosnia

136:33 - Legacy 138:43 - Making history