Friday, 31 March 2023 to Sunday, 2 April 2023

The view of Bosnian (Muslim) diaspora magazines on the state of affairs in Yugoslavia from the 1950s and 1960s

Fri31  Mar05:00pm(15 mins)
James Watt South Room 355


Omer Merzić1
1 Dobra knjiga, Bosnia-Herzegovina


After the Second World War numerous people emigrated from the newly founded country of Yugoslavia. These people left for different reasons, some of them collaborated with the Axis powers and committed various crimes during the war, while some of them objected to living in a socialist country. As was the case with the reasons why people left Yugoslavia. Some of these people were ordinary people, while some of them were academics and political leaders. After their emigration both groups established different societies in which people with similar worldviews gathered. At the same time these societies and clubs started to publish their magazines. This paper will focus on three different societies and their magazines that were active during the 50s and 60s and their view on the internal affairs in Yugoslavia. The first society and magazine are The Society of Muslims from Bosnia and Herzegovina and their magazine Svijest started by factory workers, published in the UK. The second magazine was the Hrvatska volja established by leading Muslims of the NDH and was published in Damascus. The third is Bosanski pogledi established by Adil Zulfikarpašić, a Yugoslav dissident in Austria.