The You Press collective group of artists were deeply inspired by Srebrenica to create work about human rights and war, with many pieces drawn from survivors’ accounts of the genocide in Bosnia. This event featured performances of this work and drew a diverse crowd to learn more about Srebrenica.
Prominent Scots will be visiting Potocari Memorial Centre to hear from survivors of the genocide first hand about what happened, taking the lessons back to their communities.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Community Association in Derby marked Srebrenica Memorial Day with a powerful, moving event celebrating Bosnian culture as well as commemorating the victims of genocide.
A poignant memorial service to remember those who lost their lives in Srebrenica was held at Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church on Sunday (September 4). Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in Bromsgrove came together to unite against hatred and intolerance while readings were made from The Bible and Qur’an. Cllr Helen Jones, leader of Bromsgrove District […]
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, yesterday visited the site of the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War with Remembering Srebrenica
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will today visit Srebrenica, the site of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two.
Remembering Srebrenica is taking an interfaith “Lessons from Srebrenica” delegation to Bosnia this week to learn how lessons from the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two can be used to help create a better, safer and stronger society in Northern Ireland. The delegation is the first from Northern Ireland and will be […]
Breaking the Silence: Bosnia and Beyond brought together a panel of experts on violence against women to consider how we can learn from our collective dark past. This talk was recorded to be shown at the event in Gloucester in July 2016. All the names in the talk have been changed.
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 […]
Rabbi Kleiman reciting prayers at the Memorial Centre in Potocari during an interfaith delegation
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 […]
Amra Mujkanovic is from a family of survivors - 3 generations before her went through concentration camps at the hands of first the Nazis and then the Bosnian Serbs in the 1990s. She was born in Scotland, but is proud to be Bosnian, a Muslim and the child of refugees and challenge people about what that means.
#OnThisDay in 1992 all non-Serb citizens in Prijedor, Bosnia, were forced to wear white armbands in a deliberate attempt to mark people out for persecution and murder.
Learn more about what happened in Prijedor: https://t.co/uolEOD77fe
Over 50,000 forcibly displaced.
4 mass concentration camps.
96 mass graves.
Over 3,100 murdered.
102 children murdered.
Robbed of their humanity. Marked and murdered due to their religion and ethnicity.
Prijedor. Genocide. 31. 05. 1992.
I wear it to remember.
Today we remember the victims in the Prijedor area of Bosnia when in 1992 Serbs forced them to wear white armbands & hang white sheets from their houses to show that they were Muslim. We wear #whitearmbands in memory of those treated in this way & those who were murdered.
Today marks #WhiteArmBandDay. In 1992, as Serb forces took over Prijedor, they ordered the “non-Serb” residents to mark themselves and their homes with white armbands and flags.
Over 3,000, mainly Bosniak Muslims, were murdered through the genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign.
I'd never heard of this before but grateful having been given the opportunity to learn last year through @SrebrenicaUK
Innocent people forced to mark themselves with white armbands then later tortured, killed, raped & sent to concentration camps - hell on earth!