Birmingham came together to unite against hatred whilst commemorating the genocide and hearing from survivors in July 2016.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Community Association in Derby marked Srebrenica Memorial Day with a powerful, moving event celebrating Bosnian culture as well as commemorating the victims of genocide.
Read how Bankside primary school in Leeds has done inspirational work engaging their pupils with learning the lessons from Srebrenica.
In April 2016, a delegation of teachers visited Srebrenica to learn about Srebrenica and the lessons that we must pass onto young people in the UK. Among those teachers was Laura Turner, Science teacher at Garth Hill College. Upon her return, Laura commemorated the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide within her school. She began […]
On the 15th July, 120 young people aged 7-18 came together to participate in the 8372 Football Tournament held in Keighley. Young people from Bradford Supplementary schools participated in the tournament, uniting to stand against hatred and intolerance. Alina Kahn, RSI Community Champion and Interim Head of Diversity and Cohesion, spoke to participants about the […]
Director Samir Mehanovic presented his film 'The Fog of Srebrenica' and answered questions from the audience at a number of events during Srebrenica Memorial Week in 2016.
Jonas Pelendi went to Srebrenica with a group of people who were born in 1995, the same year the genocide took place, and featured in a BBC documentary called “Srebrenica; A Deadly Warning”. Here he explains what being 21 means to him and his hopes for their generation. 21 marks a significant age for many in society. 21 […]
Robert McNeil writes about his journey of realisation about the tragedy of the genocide in Srebrenica and what we can learn from it. In 1996 I was asked by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague (ICTY) in my capacity as a forensic technician to join the first of many international forensic teams to gather […]
Katie Parker reflects on the effect going to Bosnia has had on her life and what she and our other champions have achieved in Manchester. I attended my first delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014, as alumni of the Manchester Uprising Programme. I had never visited Bosnia before and I knew very little about the […]
A project led by Remembering Srebrenica Community Champions in Bradford is creating hundreds of young Ambassadors to ensure that the lessons from genocide reach a wider audience.
In April 2016, Resad Trbonja, a survivor of the siege of Sareyjevo and Nedžad Avdić, a survivor of the Srebrenica genocide, visited the UK for an Educational Tour of Schools. They visited 4 schools speaking about their experiences to students aged between 14 and 18. Resad spoke about the siege of Sarejevo and his experiences […]
For delegates in Yorkshire and the North East the twenty anniversary of the genocide was more than about commemorating one day. Regional Board Chair for Yorkshire and North East Alex Ross-Shaw organised a series of community building events across the year to create a lasting legacy based on the lessons learned in Srebrenica.
'He did not calculate self-preservation into his decisions & sacrificed his work & life to do what was right. The least we can do is to remember him & honour his memory'. @hikmet_karcic on Dervis Korkut who helped save the Sarajevo Haggadah from the Nazis. https://t.co/nzhTUO8hvR
In the lead up to the holidays, we are suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia related to read over the Christmas period. Our first book is @edvulliamy's "The War is Dead: Long Live The War" - an excellent introduction to what happened in Prijedor and Srebrenica.
Educating young people is an important part of what we do. If you are a #teacher and wish to know more about how you can bring the lessons from #Srebrenica into your school, contact our @KSrebrenica for more details!
It is important that students are able to recognise how hatred in society can lead to the unthinkable - genocide. Today at @SrebrenicaUK, we are dedicating a whole day to education, and how we can better equip young people to tackle hatred and learn the lessons from Srebrenica.
26 years ago yesterday I left #Prijedor with one of my sisters and had to leave mother and my other sister behind. That day was the last time I saw my grandma. Had to leave my own home my country in the middle of #Europe in 1993 just because I am #Muslim and because I am #Bosnian