Kosovo Memory Book

As of February 2013, after a five year long investigation into the number of people that were killed or who disappeared over the course of the conflict in Kosovo (January 1, 1998 to June 20, 1999) and immediately following the conflict, up until the deployment of international forces (completed by the end of 2000) – the HLC and HLC Kosova collected 9,852 statements from witnesses, victims’ family members and persons with specific knowledge of victims and war crimes.  7,786 of those statements were taken from ethnic Albanian witnesses and victims’ family members; 1,613 from Serb witnesses and victims’ family members and 453 statements were given by individuals of other ethnicities.  The HLC’s database now contains 5,541 photographs of victims, 6,936 other documents and 2,426 records from the Hague Tribunal’s archives that were used as evidence during the proceedings.  By analyzing witness statements and documents from other sources, HLC and HLC Kosova researchers were able to document 13,526 disappearances or deaths that occurred between January 1, 1998 and the end of 2000.

On September 11, 2011, the HLC and HLC Kosova published the first volume of the Kosovo Memory Book.  The book contains the names of 2,046 people who lost their lives in 1998 in connection with the Kosovo conflict.  Each individual’s name is accompanied by a narrative of the specific circumstances of their death or disappearance.

More about Kosovo Memory Book on http://www.kosovomemorybook.org/