Nazi Holocaust Repeating in Bosnia
Did you see the memorial to the victims of the Nazi Holocaust, that was in Lobby 7 on Thursday? Did you think to yourself "never again?" Never again would the people of the world allow such atrocities? Then what are you doing now to keep the 4 million people of Bosnia from meeting the same fate as the 11 million people killed by the Nazis?
Two years ago, the Serbs invaded Bosnia. Towns were obliterated and the Bosnians taken to concentration camps, where they were systematically raped and murdered, just as in the Holocaust. Since then, a quarter of a million Bosnians have been killed, and 3 million driven from their homes. Just as in 1939, the nations of the world have stood by and done nothing to stop it. The United Nations has even denied the Bosnians weapons to defend themselves, while the Serbs have all the weaponry of the former Yugoslav army.
Finally, President Clinton took some action to stop the slaughter. He demanded that Serbs move their artillery away from Sarajevo, and brought relative peace to that city. But it is not enough - in the rest of Bosnia the invasion, the killing and the raping goes on. Bosnians still are tortured every day in concentration camps, and the United States has done nothing to help them.
Write the president, write your representatives, and demand that this nation stand up against this new Holocaust, lest in 50 years you find yourself hearing the names of the millions killed in 1994 in the Serbian camps and once again saying to yourself "never again."
For recorded information on the history of this conflict and what you can do to stop it, call the New England Bosnian Relief Committee at 269-BOSN.
Ken Olum G