Izeta Dželil

Izeta Dželil: “In 2002, they find mass graves and they find my husband’s documents: bank card and other documents. I will show you that later. Uh, But they didn’t know which is which, you know, bones, how they – two years after that, in 2005, they finally have identification and they call me. I was at work, in school, and they just called me and said.. And no, you know, I was hoping for many years but – it’s not just my husband, it’s thousands of people..You hear from Srebrenica, people from different places. Many mass graves are still in Bosnia. I , I still, I have family – my cousin, she’s still looking for her brother who [was] never found. It’s a very strange feeling – uh, so many mothers, so many sisters, looking for family members. And when you find somebody bones and, you have identification, you feel like, you’re kind of lucky. But you’re not lucky – you feel – it’s so sad. There are other people who don’t mind, my cousin, in Atlanta, didn’t find her brother. And she was, she’s still praying for that. I didn’t – they didn’t just kill him. They didn’t tell us where they killed them.. I just have to say something else, um, for people to know, um if I’m the only mother who had that experience, I would be happy. But I’m not, I’m one of thousands. Mothers. Living here, living in Bowling Green. Living in different places here. So many single mothers. So many missing husbands. Some others lost their kids at that, that time. And I always said, if only me, I would say okay, this happened to me. But it didn’t happen just to me, it happened to thousands and thousands of people in Bosnia. That’s why I don’t like to even think about – talk about war in any place. People don’t know what war is.”