Vladimir Dzuro, "The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War" (U Nebraska Press, 2019)


In his new book, The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War (University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Vladimir Dzuro, a retired Czech police commissioner, provides a first-hand look at the establishment of the International Crime Tribunal for Yugoslavia to prosecute Balkan war criminals. In contrast to the Nuremberg trials, these trials relied upon the traditional work of police detectives to provide the evidence and witnesses for the trials in the Hague. Through his thoughtful yet tantalizing narrative, Dzuro humanizes both the victims and the perpetrators of these late twentieth-century acts of genocide. A short video trailer for the book is available here.

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Natasha Margulis

Natasha Margulis has a PhD in European History and an MLIS in Archives & Information Sciences. Her current research and publication topics are 1) crowdsourcing descriptive metadata and 2) German archivists and the Third Reich.
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