Spaho Bajric

Born: 19th July 1944

Small town near Sarajevo, Bosnia

Date of interview: 23rd June 2006

Map showing where Spaho Bajric came from

You mentioned during the earlier narration when you were told to leave your daughter was not there [SB - Yes] She was in a refugee camp. Were you not living together?

And everybody was escaping with different ... side. You had to find some town you say 'Oh, this town could be secure.' But I gave address of all my friends ... Serbian, Croatian, in all Yugoslavia. I said this is address and telephone number. If you phone them and tell that you are my daughter or son, they will help you. It's happened to me. I have to say that my son was helping from Serbian people in Serbia and I can't accuse all Serbian people they did genocide in Bosnia. I am accusing Serbian nationalists, Milosevic and Chetnik, Serbian nationalists but not Serbian people now. They help my daughter and my son as well and ... other experience ... was very bad in Croatia.

I had very good Croatian Catholics who was care about my son. One day police came to arrest my son to [inaudible] him for fighting in Bosnia against Serbs. He told them 'Sorry, you can't take this boy with you. He's son of my Bosnian [inaudible] friends. Only if you kill me you will take him with you. You have here drink and food, but don't touch this boy.' My son was shaking you know. At that time his mother was in Slovenia. She was dying and he was waiting to be transported to Slovenia to see mother before she die. [pause] I had quite good support from people that I know, doesn't matter which nationality.