An industry has emerged in the fledgling nation devoted to the identification of missing persons. This service industry has become one of the main breadwinners in an otherwise ruined post-war economy and Bosnia’s expertise in post-catastrophe corpse identification is now world famous. Bosnian experts were consulted by New York authorities following the catastrophe of September 11th 2001. And a team was sent to Iraq following the US occupation in 2003 to advise on Kurdish and other mass graves.

Tito-era housing tenement, Kosevsko Brdo, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 2002