Quantcast IMOW - World of Lies
Stories
Themes
Love
Relationships in changing times. See the Stories>>

Money
Working women talk finances. See the Stories>>

Culture and Conflict
Are we destined to disagree? See the Stories>>

The Future
Envisioning the next 30 years. See the Stories>>

Highlights
Highlighted stories in film, art, music and more. See the Stories>>

War & Dialogue
Speaking from war. Advocating peace. See the Stories>>

Young Men
Our generation: young men speak out. See the Stories>>

Motherhood
Women get candid about pregnancy, parenting and choice. See the Stories>>

Image and Identity
Appearances aren't everything, or are they? See the Stories>>

Online Film Festival
31 films from women directors around the world. See the Stories>>

A Generation Defined
Who are young women today? See the Stories>>

Best of Contest
You came, you saw, you voted. Here are the winners. See the Stories>>
Conversations
What Defines Your Generation of Women?
selected theme



HOME  |   EXPLORE OTHER THEMES     |   STORIES     |  CONVERSATION    |  EVENTS  |  TAKE ACTION  |  ABOUT
Search:  
  GO  
REGISTER  |  LOGIN Change Language»    Invite a friend »
World of Lies
Biljana Bakaluca
Serbia – MontenegroGALLERYCONVERSATION
The situation in Serbia in recent years was created by politicians who ruled the country and controlled the war.
Even now, when I am at an advanced age, one image from my early youth often arises before my eyes like a sequence. I am standing in a long line of pupils, dressed in a white shirt with a red kerchief around my neck and with a couple of flowers in my hand. We are waiting for the arrival and sending-off of the stafeta*. In the next street is our house. It is silent and on the table there are still dyed eggs in a bowl.
***

Even now, when I am at an advanced age, one image from my early youth often arises before my eyes like a sequence. I am standing in a long line of pupils, dressed in a white shirt with a red kerchief around my neck and with a couple of flowers in my hand. We are waiting for the arrival and sending-off of the stafeta*. In the next street is our house. It is silent and on the table there are still dyed eggs in a bowl. There is emptiness, silence in my soul, only my eyes record the moment, maybe the same thing happened with my parents in 1945., again in a month of May, in a long column, while they were waiting to hear that they were leaving the concentration camp.
*(Stafeta- in Serbia, a relay race traditionally took place Youth Day, May 25, to celebrate Tito’s birthday -- the leader of Yugoslavia between World War II and his death in 1980).
See Full Story »
RELATED ITEMS (28)

 
Ishle Yi Park
United States
Hello, you. Ladies turned Lovely with longing.
GO TO STORY »
Pireeni Sundaralingam
Sri Lanka
Because evening is not just the end of the day but the...
GO TO STORY »
Pireeni Sundaralingam
Sri Lanka
We stood as women before us have stood
GO TO STORY »
Sandra Ljubinkovic
Serbia – Montenegro
I was 14 when war broke out in Yugoslavia. I became very...
GO TO STORY »

©2008 International Museum of Women / Privacy Policy and Disclaimer / Translated by 101translations / Change Language
The content in this exhibit does not necessarily represent the opinions of the International Museum of Women, or its partners or sponsors.