In February 2015, a group of interfaith leaders travelled from the UK to Srebrenica on the ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ visits programme. The group was made up of people from different faith backgrounds who wanted to learn about those who were murdered just because of their faiths and beliefs.
There were many factors to the success of the event held at the YMCA in Stoke-on-Trent. One of the most important was the presence of guests from different backgrounds. Invited guests included politicians, religious representatives, war survivors, school children and people from different areas of the Balkans. Guests were treated to various aspects of Bosnian culture, including Bosnian coffee and Bosnian apple pie.
Aida Salkić Haughton moved to the UK in 2010 from Bosnia and has become part of a vibrant community in North Staffordshire through her work with young people at the YMCA and by volunteering across the region.
People in Barking and Dagenham came together to remember the victims of the Srebrenica genocide and learn lessons for their own community in the Town Square on 10th July. The event was organised by Barking and Dagenham Council with Barking and Dagenham Faith Forum.
Hannah Gerson was part of a delegation which travelled to Bosnia in February this year. Hannah, who was born in 1995, the same year the genocide happened made a pledge to bring back the lessons from Srebrenica and spread the message through her communities at her synagogue, university and wider networks.
Bradford City Council is set to fly the flag for Srebrenica after a Welsh flag maker offered his services free-of-charge.
A number of community champions from Manchester, many of whom had visited Bosnia with Remembering Srebrenica came together, to plan ways in which they could mark Srebrenica Memorial Day on 11 July.
Congratulations to my dear friend Lord Jim Wallace @jrwallace54 on his appointment as Moderator Designate @churchscotland. Jim is a Patron of @SrebrenicaUK & one of the most amazing people I know and am so delighted that he has been recognised in this way https://t.co/bZnxL5pjgw
Today marks the horrifying and murderous attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue which stole the lives of 11 Jewish people simply because of their faith. In their honour and the honour of so many others lost to hatred, we continue to educate on the lessons of the past. We remember.
We urge you to check out our friends @SrebrenicaUK new #podcast series. 'Untold Killing' tells the little-known story of genocide and ethnic cleansing right in the heart of Europe through the voices of those who survived it. Listen now: https://t.co/KdT48jJh5m
After #Facebook banned content that denies the Holocaust, the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada urged the social network to impose a smiliar ban on the denial of the 1995 #Srebrenica genocide.
Join our friends @TheAJR_ to commemorate Kristallnacht, which took place on 9 November 1938. It was a night of vandalism, violence and persecution against the Jewish population in Nazi territories, that many have since described as ‘the beginning of the Holocaust’. #KeepaLightOn https://t.co/keXeFIlVzq