Nothing can prepare you for what Fadila Efendić witnessed in Srebrenica in July 1995 or the trauma that comes from losing your husband and son, yet she has remained strong for her daughter and works in a shop opposite the cemetery to support her family. She tells us the whole story.
Dr Nedžad Avdić miraculously survived a mass execution during the Srebrenica genocide in July 1995. Newsnight reports on his fight for justice and against denial of the facts.
At the age of 15, 'Mirsada' was imprisoned in a rape camp as part of the campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' taking place across Bosnia. She has shown incredible courage to survive, raise a family and now tells us her story.
As a 14-year old girl, 'Fatima' was taken from her family and raped by soldiers. She also witnessed the worst horrors of 'ethnic cleansing' as she tried to reach safety. She bravely reveals her story to Remembering Srebrenica.
Bakira Hasečić established the Association of Women Victims of War in 2003 as a way of uniting the women who were raped and sexually abused during the war. This is her story.
Kadefa shares her story of surviving the genocide with two young children while her husband and 20 close relatives were murdered.
Watch this incredible video made by young people about forced migration, featuring the story of Safet Vukalic, who had to leave Bosnia due to the campaign of ethnic cleansing in the early 1990s.
At 19, Resad went overnight from being an ordinary European teenager to a soldier defending Sarajevo against the longest siege in modern history.
Hajrudin Mesić, the youngest of five brothers, is the only one of his siblings to survive the Srebrenica genocide. He was 21 when it happened. Before the war started, he had more reason than most to be hopeful about his future. “I always wanted to continue studying and be a teacher. We were the first […]
Lejla Damon was born on Christmas day in war-torn Bosnia in 1992. Like thousands of other women, Lejla’s birth mother had been repeatedly raped as part of an ethnic cleansing regime orchestrated by the Bosnian Serb army. Many children born of rape during the Balkan conflict have grown up isolated and rejected from society. But […]
Muharem Vunic is 23 and now lives in London, but was born in Bosnia during the war before fleeing to England as a refugee. My story starts on the 4th of August 1992, in a forest next to a village called Zagradze in Kotor Varos, Banja Luka. After brutal bombing from the Serbian army, my […]
Dženeta Karabegović now lives in the UK and is a PHD fellow at the University of Warwick Her family was forced to flee Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war. This is her story. In one of Tarik Samarah’s famous photos, there is a picture of an abandoned, broken doll, sitting on top of a secondary mass grave. […]