We interview Florence Hartmann, who was a journalist in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s working for Le Monde and later became the official spokesperson for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
On 6th April 1993, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 819, declaring that Srebrenica and a 30 square mile area around the town was a United Nations Safe Area. The UN promised the people of Srebrenica safety and security. Their promises fell through as genocide began.
At 4.15pm on 11th July 1995, General Mladić and the Serbian army entered Srebrenica to claim the town for Bosnian Serbs. Fifteen minutes later, with 5,000 refugees inside the enclave, Dutchbat troops claimed their base was full. As Mladić and his troops descended upon the town, 20,000 people sought refuge in nearby factories and fields […]
It is said that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For some women in Bosnia, the stages are on loop. For every time a woman thinks she has buried the remains of her husband or her son, another piece of him resurfaces, and she must re-live the anguish all over again.
It has emerged that one of the prominent protesters who harassed MPs in recent weeks has called for all Muslims to be removed from the UK and has a history of hateful views. We need to stand up against this bigoted & deeply divisive rhetoric #HateCrime https://t.co/lOkAjes3lr
There's some amazing things happening round the country to mark #HMD2019 See @HMD_UK 's map to join, & see some of our sister organisations @HolocaustUK @wienerlibrary @HolocaustCentUK @JW3London @TheAJR_ @I_W_M @JewishMuseumLDN @FoundIshami @SrebrenicaUK https://t.co/ZoAjY6MMOV
"Each was a person in their own right, with a family and a life and a Jewish identity, with hopes and dreams just like each of us." The first ever UK funeral for Holocaust victims will take place this month after the remains were discovered by a survivor https://t.co/Nk9fFI7wYD
“For too long, the issue of sexual violence in conflict has been left in the shadows”. The UK will host an international conference on sexual violence in conflict in November 2019, highlighting ongoing challenges in conflict-affected areas https://t.co/FtAiLWDOwD
#OnThisDay 10 years ago, the EU resolution was created, calling on all EU countries to mark the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide on 11 July "by supporting Parliament's recognition of 11 July as the day of commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide across all of the EU"