Date of Interview
St. Louis, MO
Length of Interview
Religion and/or Ethnicity
Served as the Director of International Services for the Red Cross. She began her initial work doing Holocaust training. SHe used this expertise to assist with tracing victims of the Bosnian genocide shortly after Bosnians began arriving in St. Louis. They originally began with the Book of Belonging which was sent from Bosnia containing all items found in mass graves. Along with interpreters, she began callling Bosnians in St. Louis to come look at the book to see if they saw items they recognized, This was not the most effective tool and use was discontinued in 1995. IN 1996, they began using blood finger sticks to conduct DNA mathching with tissue found in mass graves. Teams came to St. Louis twice to consuct finger sticks. She would deliver results to familes and always in person.
International Red Cross, Book Of Belongings, DNA Matching, Genocide, Mass Graves, Tracing
Center for Bosnian Studies
St. Louis, MO
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