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.
Walking in solidarity with the survivors of the genocide, our Community Champions across the UK are organising Peace Walks, which mirror the “mars mira” walk which takes place annually from Tuzla to Srebrenica. Full details will be released about this year’s walks shortly, but if you would like to get involved with helping to organise or participate […]
There are some extremely powerful films about the experiences of genocide survivors in Bosnia. This year our Community Champions are organising screenings of the following films: 8 July – ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ Film Screening – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast 10 July – ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ Film Screening with Q&A with Director – University of […]
The Right Reverend David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham is the first Anglican Bishop in the UK to pay respect to the victims of Europe’s 1995 genocide in Srebrenica which has been described by the UN as the ‘worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War’. On the first day of the delegation, The […]
The theme for 2018 is “Acts of Courage”. We learn about Srebrenica to remember the horrors of the past in order that we will not repeat them. However, we can and should draw inspiration from the acts of bravery, heroism and a determination to resist hatred. By highlighting these acts of courage on the 23rd anniversary […]
Working with police is becoming an important feature of our work at Remembering Srebrenica, and we welcome the support from the National Police Chiefs’ Council, who have encouraged constabularies across the UK to mark the genocide. In order to support police in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide, we have created a tool that can be used […]
On Wednesday 30th May, Remembering Srebrenica Scotland held an event at the Scottish Parliament to learn about the Srebrenica Genocide in to commemorate White Armband Day. White Armband Day, is marked by Bosnian communities across the world on 31st May, not only to remember the victims of persecution in Prijedor but also to raise awareness […]
On Friday 27th April, Remembering Srebrenica was delighted to be able to present at the annual Empowering Young People to Change the World Conference (EYPtCtW) at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy (RWBA) in Wiltshire. Coordinated by Dr Nicola Wetherall MBE, RWBA delivers a unique Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Programme to all pupils and is dedicated […]
Purpose of the Conference Remembering Srebrenica Scotland was established as a charity in 2015. It organises commemoration events to mark the acts of genocide in Bosnia in the 1990s. Through raising awareness of this period of history, the charity hopes to build safer communities by learning the lessons of what happened and why. Remembering Srebrenica […]
In April 2018, a group of teachers, educators and outreach workers returned from a powerful four-day ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ delegation in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). Among the delegates were Matthew Johnson a freelance tutor who works with ‘Hope not Hate’ to deliver their education program in schools, Gurdeep Hanspaul Partnerships and Project Manager at Victim Support and […]