HU OSA 406 Collection of Home Movies on Srebrenica

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 406
Collection of Home Movies on Srebrenica
1992 - 1995
Description level
Extent and medium (processed)
35 Digital container, 0.04 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
Verdenius, Jaap
Archival history
Dutch journalists Frank Westerman and Bart Rijs, covering the war for various newspapers in 1992-1995, came across an office in Belgrade called the "Serbian Institute for Research on War Crimes in Bosnia", which happened to have a collection of videos that were gathered by the Bosnian Serb Army when they conquered Srebrenica. Rijs and Westerman managed to obtain copies of these videos, which were later handed over to the filmmaker Jaap Verdenius in Amsterdam. He donated them to OSA in August 2010.

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The fonds consists of home movies on various aspects of life in Srebrenica in 1992-1995, including military activities such as patrolling, field drills and meetings, shelter and other aid projects, refugees, the presence of the UN in the area and propaganda, as well as street interviews with local people, weddings and musical concerts.

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Open for research
Bosnian, Serbian
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Digital movie files