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Teaching Respect for Differences, Part 2

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Title

Teaching Respect for Differences, Part 2

Subject

Genocide -- Studying and teaching.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Miki Jacevic, a survivor of the Yugoslav War. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-11-05

Contributor

Jacevic, Miki

Relation

G36-00030
Tape number: 4111G

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Nelson, Jane

Interviewee

Jacevic, Miki

Transcription

And for me, that was an example why I believe that what happened in Sarajevo and Bosnia could have been done differently, in terms of that we could have saved many, many people's lives and wouldn't have to have--maybe I think even not what happened this year with Kosovo, if a lot of people could be in a space in which just basic understanding and tolerance and coexistence, basically, are promoted as values in which you really nourish respect for those differences, and create kind of modus operandi in which life becomes enriched by all these differences. Instead, what happens most of the world--and I witness that in the States all the time--is that people get stuck in the spaces of our differences, and then they elaborate on them and, depending on where in their lives they are, a lot of people get stuck there. And there is no way to move from there, and that's where I see the danger potential for any country that has these differences, yet is not able to move into that modus operandi in which those differences are respected. Because what is the basic difference between Bosnia and any other country in terms of why we had this horrible war is that the political/economic/social situation reached the point in which there was a leadership that took over on all levels and in all sides that realized that it's for their own interest, it's the best to fight and do the war stuff. But they create--they used up those differences in which tolerance was not nourished. And for my grandmother, and for many other great people that I know in my family and all throughout the circles, it was operating from the space where tolerance is a basic understanding of values.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:16

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Teaching Respect for Differences, Part 2,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed May 22, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/539.

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