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 […]
Former reservist policeman Slavko Milovanović was acquitted of ordering the burning of Bosnian Muslims homes during an attack by Bosnian Serb forces on a village near Srebrenica in May 1992.
Bosnian culture and coffee are closely linked. Sitting down and taking time to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends is “ćejf”. For many in Bosnia, they no longer have their loved ones to share coffee with. We are all very lucky to be able to share it together today.
Just taken part in a walking tour of Sarajevo, where we visited major monuments around the city that commemorate and memorialise what has happened in this history city.
Arrived safely in Sarajevo! The mountains surrounding the city are always an ever-present reminder that the siege of Sarajevo was the longest in history - spanning 1425 days! This is longer than the siege of Leningrad!