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Finding Peace: Colorado's Connection to Bosnia

Posted at 7:00 AM, Nov 01, 2020

DENVER — Sunday, Nov. 1 marks the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the war in Bosnia.

It's one of the darkest times in the world in recent memory — marred by genocide, the death of thousands of people, and millions fleeing their country fearing for their lives.

In this half-hour special program, we take a look back through the eyes of a number of people in Colorado who witnessed the war firsthand — from the refugees who escaped to Denver, to a soldier who helped with peacekeeping, and the former DU professor who helped broker the peace agreement.

They saw a lot — things we saw a little of on TV years ago. But to everyone who lived through the experience, it's a time in history they can never forget.

Finding Peace: Colorado's Connection to Bosnia

Editor's note: This special will air several times throughout the day Sunday (10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.) on the Denver7 Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Android TV apps. You can watch on the streaming channels at Some interviews and all video taken in Bosnia were shot in September 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.