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Blog: Through Testimony
Blog Posts by Emina Vukić
June 20, 2014
June 20 is World Refugee Day, dedicated to raising awareness about refugees throughout the world, a day on which I inevitably always look back on the formative years of my life.
In 1991, my family and I were forced out of our home in Croatia because of our ethnic origin, and we began a life of exile, torn from everything known and dear to us and forced to swim in the uncharted waters of life as a refugee. Our lives had been changed drastically; a life of abundance had become a life of misery.
About Emina Vukić
Emina Vukić is the Educational Programs Coordinator at the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. Emina holds M.A. degree in Public Diplomacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where her focus was on nation branding, primarily of the post conflict countries through cultural diplomacy efforts. She joined the Institute shortly after graduating. Emina started her professional career as a human rights activist in the non-profit sector in Bosnia, at the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, followed by the United Nation’s established Hague Tribunal, and the USAID’s Local Government Reform Program in Serbia before moving to the United States.