Demons of the Balkan War
University of Nebraska Press 2019
New Books in Eastern European StudiesNew Books in European StudiesNew Books in Genocide StudiesNew Books in LawNew Books in Military HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & Society October 22, 2019 Natasha Margulis
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.