At dawn, that July 8th, it was thundering somewhere in the woods loud enough to wake us. That is when I moved to my shelter, next to the freezer, where the thickest wall was. During those few days, we ran so many times towards that thick wall in the house, and while running we used […]
I have no token from the war, nothing really that I took as a refugee when we left our home, nor when we left our home country, but I have many memories that will hopefully resonate with others who were children in war. I was six years old when the war came to my hometown […]
My mother Mejrema, an 87-year-old lady, has spent her whole her life caring and worrying about the four of us; my two older sisters, Zerina and Džemila, my brother Semir, and myself. Through all of our worries, throat infections, temperatures, and coughs, she cared for us through sleepless nights and teary eyes. She worried often […]
“My brother, Amel Hodžić (left) and me (right) before the war, circa 1991. Maybe the last photo with two of us together.” My name is Džemil and I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1983. I remember how life was, a simple, worriless and carefree adventure, it was as if nothing really mattered. […]
The story of this watch is very dear to me. This watch belonged to my beloved grandfather, Suljo Salko Jahić. He was not just my grandfather but more like my second father. During the war from 1992 to 1995, we, my mother my little brother and I lived separated from my father for four years. […]
“Letters from Bosnia” have been written by genocide survivors and survivors of the Bosnian War exclusively for Remembering Srebrenica to mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide. The letters, collected from young and old and across many regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, tell each writer’s own unique experiences of war and genocide, as well as […]
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.
The rehabilitation of war criminals responsible for the deaths of so many cannot continue. Survivors of genocide throughout Bosnia are still burying their loved ones, while war criminals openly live and are celebrated. #BosnianGenocide
Convicted war criminal Dario Kordic, responsible for Ahmići massacre in which Croatian Forces massacred 116 Bosniak civilians - has just obtained his MA diploma from Catholic Faculty of Theology @SveucilisteZG in #Croatia
Utterly insulting to both theology & science/humanities!
Great @HMD_UK partnership meeting today.
Huge thanks to @OliviaRMW & colleagues for #HMD2021 updates, & facilitating opportunities to hear from so many organisations doing such important & innovative work in these extraordinary times.
This week marks the opening of the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Centre where 600 victims of the Bosnian genocide were buried in 2003. Since then the Memorial Centre continues to hold a yearly mass burial and memorialise the genocide as well as its victims and survivors.
Today marks #InternationalPeaceDay. Established in 1981 by unanimous UN resolution, Peace Day provides a shared goal and commitment to a culture of peace. As a charity that works to memorialise the Bosnian Genocide, we remain committed to educating on the importance of peace.