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 […]
Children at schools in Berkshire will get the opportunity to hear first-hand testimony from a survivor of the Srebrenica genocide next week.
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 […]
Kada Hotić lost her son, husband and two brothers in the genocide. Though horrific, it is the least extraordinary part of her story. What she witnessed during the night and day she spent at the UN base and the 90 minute bus journey as she was deported from Srebrenica would send chills down anyone’s spine. […]
Dr Fatima Dautbašić-Klempić was one of five doctors in Srebrenica at the time of the siege and one of the few women who joined the men on what became known as the ‘Death March’. During the siege things got worse and worse. One day, people were in a big crowd in front of the middle […]
Only a few people have been allowed to interview Munira Subašić at the home she has made for herself in the suburbs of Sarajevo, but the comforts she now enjoys of a well-appointed house have come at an extremely high cost. Hers is the face of tens of thousands of mothers. Hers is the voice […]
This year is the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide and the United Kingdom’s Srebrenica Memorial Week runs from Sunday 10 July to Sunday 17 July 2016. Our theme to mark this milestone anniversary is ’21: Coming of age – time to act’. This was launched by Minister of State Baroness Williams, in the House of Lords, on Monday 11 […]
Reflections on #SrebrenicaMemorialWeek
A great panel discussion organised by one of our board members at Muslim Students House in Birmingham on #BridgingTheDivide. One the speakers was Imam Mersad Krnjic from the Bosnian Cultural Centre. Thanks to organisers and attendees.
"Commemoration events are a vital duty, to never forget the evil we are all capable of. However, remembering is not enough. We need to watch out for unscrupulous leaders trying to stoke up our fears." @Mohammed_Amin with @mikeshaft @BBCRadioManc at 2:37:11 https://t.co/S2k6KiK2nG
On Saturday, thousands gathered in Kozarac for the funeral of 86 Bosnian Muslims killed by Serbs in one of the worst Bosnian War atrocities in Aug 92 where some 200 Bosnian Muslims & Croats from Prijedor were executed at the Korićani Cliffs on Mt. Vlašić.
A year without a #Srebrenica mother, Hatidza Mehmedovic https://t.co/aEeESxAujq #Bosnia, @SrebrenicaUK