Sudbin Musić


Current living place:
Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sudbin Musić

Secretary at Prijedor 92

  • My organization:
    We gather together survivors from the most notorious camps (Omarska, Trnopolje, Keraterm) in BiH. Our politics is anti-nationalistic and a politics of reconciliation with dealing with the past and with no influence on interpersonal relations in our city. We are pretty good but highly sensitive!

  • Examples of concrete activities I have organized/am organizing in the field of “dealing with the past”:
    • Organization of regular annual visits of the former places of detention, camps and execution sites
    • Education for groups of young people and students
    • Legal aid for members of our association and cooperation with local and international associations in this field

  • Concrete challenges I am facing in my “dealing with the past”-related work:
    • Resistances of the local population and authorities
    • general situation in the country as the lack of will in the state, the overall difficult economic and political situation in the country
    • the lack of will from the international community which plays a big role in BiH
    • donors are leaving and there is no assistance from the local and other levels of authorities in BiH

  • My personal link to/interest for the topic of “dealing with difficult pasts”:
    I am the only employee of the association and somebody who has been listening for years the stories of more than 10.000 persons. I also survived the camps and the ethnic cleansing and am a member of a family whose father has been killed. Apart from that, I am determined to stay in BiH which is not the existing trend and I will continue living in Prijedor. After so many years of work in this field, at a certain moment a person becomes a part of this small group of almost irreplaceable persons which we represent. Also, after listening of a huge amount of horrific confessions, you become emotionally connected. The war and war suffering become an unbreakable part of your character and something that determines me and my life.