Blog: Through Testimony

Blog Posts by Badema Pitic

  • April 5, 2019

    On this day, 27 years ago, my city of Sarajevo became a besieged city, and remained such for the following four years. A seven-year old at the time, I remember those first days of April of 1992 well. On one of them, my family’s Yugo 45 – an iconic car model of the former Yugoslavia – broke down right next to the Kasarna Maršala Tita (military barracks), where the U.S. Embassy is located today. Without a car, we could not go home that night, so we returned to my grandparents’ house.

Subscribe to SFI Blog Posts

Posts are contributed by individual authors. The opinions are solely the authors’ and are not necessarily a reflection of the views of USC Shoah Foundation.

About Badema Pitic

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:09am -- martha.stroud

Badema Pitic is the Visual History Archive Program Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Badema earned her PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA in 2017. She worked as a Curator at the Department of Ethnology of the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and obtained her BA and MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Sarajevo before moving to the United States. Prior to her appointment at the Center, Badema worked as a Lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts, and was also a publications coordinator for the UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications and an archive assistant at the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive. Badema’s research focuses on the intersections of music, memory, and politics in the aftermath of war and genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Other Contributors