Silos in Žepče
Importance of the locality:
The former silos of the Nova trgovina company in Žepče was used by the HVO from 26 june 1993 to 31 March 1994 as a detention facility for Bosniak civilians. The prisoners were kept in overcrowded rooms, subjected to inhumane conditions, forced labour, forced displacement and abuse.
Entity: Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ethnic group: Bosniaks
Area that victims came from: Žepče and the surrounding area
No one has yet been held responsible for the crimes committed at this facility. The Žepče Group case has been referred by the ICTY to the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH.
Commemorations: 31 March - day when all detention facilities in Žepče were disbanded.
Data source: Žepče Prison Camp Survivors Association (updated 03.02.2021)
Marked and photographed: 06.02.2021
Security services command centre - CSB
Herzeg Bosnia - HB
Croat Defense Forces - HOS
Army of Croatia - HV
Croat Defense Council - HVO
Yugoslav National Army - JNA
International Crime Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia - ICTY
Ministry of Interior - MUP
People's Defense of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia - NO APZB
Police station - SJB
Serb Army of Krajina - SVK
Territorial defense of Bosnia-Herzegovina - TO BiH
Army of Republic of Srpska - VRS
Army of Yugoslavia - VJ