Jude Whyte (Northern Ireland)

Photo by Katalin Karolyi Jude Whyte was born in Belfast in 1957 to Catholic parents.  After the sectarian conflict started in 1968, several of his seven siblings left for England but Jude remained in Belfast, taking a Sociology degree and getting married.  In April 1984 his life changed forever when his mother, a part-time taxi… more

Madeleine Black (England)

Photo by Leila Black Madeleine Black is a counsellor and lives in Glasgow.  Growing up in London in the late 1970′s she was brutally raped at the age of 13 by two American teenagers.  In 2014, having come to terms with how the trauma had shaped her life, she decided to share her story publically… more

Tony McAleer (Canada)

Photo by Katalin Karolyi A former organiser for the White Aryan Resistance (WAR), Tony McAleer served as a skinhead recruiter, proprietor of Canadian Liberty Net (a computer operated voice messaging center used to disseminate messages of hatred), and manager of the racist rock band, Odin’s Law. It was love for his children that finally led… more

Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel (USA)

Photo by Louisa Hext On February 12th 1993 Mary Johnson’s only son, 20-year-old Laramiun Byrd, was murdered.  The perpetrator was 16-year-old Oshea Israel who received a 25 year sentence for second degree murder. Many years later Mary visited Oshea in prison and since his release in 2010 they have lived as neighbors in the Northside… more

Stanislav Krezic (Bosnia)

During the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Stanislav Krezic fought with Croatian Defence Council Forces against the Bosnian Army on the front lines around the divided town of Mostar.  As in many other places, the conflict in this southern region was a brutal one, pitting neighbour against neighbour, tearing communities apart in places where… more

Jasna (Bosnia)

Jasna met her husband, a fellow Bosnian, while she was growing up in Germany. When they returned home to Bosnia in 1991 she was 18, already a mother and pregnant with their second child. The conflict that was engulfing parts of former Yugoslavia still seemed far away.  The war came to our town during the… more

Munira Beba Hadzic (Bosnia)

Srebrenica lies 30 km west of the Drina River that marks the Bosnian border with Serbia. In 1992, Munira Beba Hadzic was the headmistress of the elementary school there, and responsible for over 1,000 7- 15-year-olds from all ethnicities and backgrounds. At the beginning of May that year, Serb forces chased the town’s Bosnian Muslim… more

Wilma Derksen (Canada)

In November 1984 Wilma and Cliff Derksen’s 13-year-old daughter, Candace, went missing on her way home from school in Winnipeg, Canada. It wasn’t until 22 years later that Mark Grant was charged with her murder and in 2011, after a five week trial, sentenced to 25 years without parole.   For the past three decades Wilma… more

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