Lunchtime Lecture: Book Launch – ‘1335 Days’ by Djordjo Suvajlo
Wednesday 23 May
The book 1335 Days will be launched by Mirjana Djukic a librarian, journalist and translator from Sydney. Sergej Kozul, will read passages from the book and the author will answer audience questions.
Djordjo Suvajlo is the secretary of The Association of Serbian Victims of The Bosnian Civil War 1992-1996. He is currently researching material for his second book about 500 concentration camps for Serbs operated by Bosnian Muslim and Croat forces during the Bosnian civil war.
The Bosnian government established the concentration camp “Silos” on 12 May 1992. The camp operated for 1,357 days. Over 650 men and women, aged between fourteen and ninety-two, were interned at the camp. The last prisoners were liberated on 27 January 1996, the same date that Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet forces in 1945. Djordjo spent 1,335 days in the camp, enduring physical and psychological torture. After his release, Djordjo was reunited with his family and together they migrated to Australia, arriving in Sydney with $120 from the UN.
A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the event for $30.