They Would Never Hurt A Fly

They Would Never Hurt A Fly

War Criminals on Trial in the Hague

Book - 2004
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* An accessible, involving and moving account of the Balkan war criminals

Blackwell North Amer
The breaking up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s brought with it a cruelty and a brutality that few thought Europe would ever see again. Slavenka Drakulic reports from the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, to try to learn from and understand these events.
As well as witnessing the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, she focuses on the lesser men, the ordinary individuals whose power did not extend beyond their village or their town borders. Men such as Goran Jelisic, a volunteer policeman who executed many of his prisoners, or Drazen Erdemovic, a participant in the massacre of seven thousand Muslims in Srebrenica. It is their ordinariness that makes their crimes so shocking: the fact that the crimes were carried out not by regular soldiers, but by former waiters, drivers and fishermen.

Publisher: London : Abacus, 2004
Description: 182 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780349117751
0349117756
Branch Call Number: 949.703 Dra

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steverenko Jun 04, 2013

This book is a valuable source of insight into what is common and ordinary and the next day something and someone turns into a nightmare.

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