Ramiza is a member of the Movement of Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves. She recalls those days in Srebrenica like they were hell on earth, where people were killing themselves trying to escape what was coming. She lost her husband, 2 sons and 33 members of her family. Several years later, Ramiza and her only […]
Safet Vukalić was saved from a concentration camp by his mother, who said he was too young to go “with the men”. Safet came to the UK as a refugee and has courageously shared his story.
Jovan Divjak was a Commander of the Territorial Defence in Sarajevo when the war in Bosnia began. In April 1992, he stayed in Sarajevo to be part of the multi-ethnic ABiH, defending the city and its civilians.
Nusreta Sivac was of 37 women taken to the infamous Omarska camp in Prijedor, and subjected to unimaginable sexual violence. Nusreta has bravely spoken out about her experience and encouraged others to do the same.
Predrag Pašić was an international footballer before the war. When Bosnian Serb forces surrounded Sarajevo, he had the choice to leave the besieged city. Instead, he chose to stay and to set up a football school for children of all faiths and ethnicities.
Zoran Mandlbaum was one of the last people to cross the Mostar bridge before it was destroyed, whilst bringing aid to the Muslims trapped on the East bank of the city.
Elvisa Avdić was ten years old when the war broke out. Having fled to Srebrenica, she was one of the last to leave Potočari when Bosnian Serb forces took the town. Elvisa returned to Srebrenica after the war and courageously spoke out about being a child survivor of genocide.
Raised with stories of the heroism of her father, a human rights activist murdered in World War II, when war came again to Stolac, Fadila followed in his footsteps, courageously saving her Serb neighbours from the Croat soldiers.
Hasan Nuhanović was a translator for the UN when Serb forces took Srebrenica in July 1995. Forced to translate the order to send his family away, he never saw them again. He has dedicated his life to seeking truth and justice.
It probably wouldn’t be stretching the truth to state that Dr Ilijaz Pilav was the last man to leave Srebrenica. Forcing his injured patients into the care of unwilling UN staff, the doctor ran back to the post office to make a last ditch attempt to radio Sarajevo for help. As he raced across the […]
Kadefa shares her story of surviving the genocide with two young children while her husband and 20 close relatives were murdered.
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.
'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