25 years ago, when the terrible conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina had been raging for 3 years, Europe witnessed the worst atrocity on its soil since the Second World War. Over 8,000 mainly Muslim men and boys were killed in the genocide at Srebrenica and more than 20,000 women and children were forcibly deported. I […]
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so very touched to have been asked to speak to you on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide and I can only say how greatly saddened I am that the current circumstances have prevented me from visiting Srebrenica in person this year. I had very much […]
Dear friends, I would like to greet you and express my sincere gratitude for your participation in this virtual commemoration. This commemoration provides us with the opportunity to together pay tribute to those who were brutally killed, as well as to those who have survived and endured the horrors that no one should have to […]
Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends, Assallamu alaikum and peace be with you! Firstly, please allow me to thank the government of the United Kingdom, the people of this friendly country and the hardworking team of Remembering Srebrenica who have decided to honour the innocent victims of genocide in Srebrenica even as we face the COVID-19 […]
Dear all, I would like to use the opportunity to thank Remembering Srebrenica as well as the United Kingdom Government for everything they have been doing to preserve the memory of Srebrenica victims and Srebrenica genocide, as people who are coming from a friendly country and whose support and help in preserving the memory of […]
With many anniversaries, the thing we tend to remark on, is how long ago something actually happened. But when we commemorate Srebrenica it’s how recent it was that continues to shock. Just 25 years ago, the end of 20th century, an unimaginable crime took place. Thousands of men and boys were separated from their families, they were […]
None of us who have visited Srebrenica will ever forget what we have seen there. It will always be in our minds and is now, 25 years on from the terrible events of 1995. We will never forget the grim factory in which the victims were held, the fields and woods in which they lost […]
Today we meet a generation on the worst atrocity committed in mainland Europe since the Second World War. We come together to pay our respects to the victims and to honour the bravery of those who survived the horror that took place in Eastern Bosnia 25 years ago. Bosnia and Herzegovina is not very far […]
July 11th is a day for people of all faiths and nationalities to come together and commemorate the Srebrenica genocide. We mourn the loss of more than 8,000 victims. We honour the memory of those only now being laid to rest and those still missing. Five years ago I was honoured to be there with […]
As we mark Srebrenica Memorial Day it seems incomprehensible that just 25 years ago such an inhumane genocide took place on our continent. Described by the United Nations as the, “worst crime on European soil since the Second World War”, the killings at Srebrenica took the lives of over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys […]
25 years ago, the genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian men and boys took place on the doorsteps of Europe. The violence, mass-scale rape and systematic killing of Muslims in Bosnia symbolises the horrors committed against Bosnians during the conflict between 1992-1995. I have visited Srebrenica many times and have felt that death still haunts […]
25 years ago, the world failed more than 8,000 vulnerable and innocent people, who were the victims of prejudice, hatred and violence. We have a collective responsibility to remember the Srebrenica genocide. However, remembering is not good enough. In the Hebrew bible, the term for remembering is ‘Yizkor’. Yizkor does not only mean a cerebral […]
The first casualties of the brutal Siege of Sarajevo were to be Suada Dilberović, a young medical student, and Olga Sučić, a young mother of two. The two Bosnian women were bravely protesting the war and were killed by Serbian forces. We Remember. #InternationalWomensDay
This #IWD2021 we honour the late Hatidža Mehmedović, a fierce warrior for human rights & genocide remembrance. A woman, who despite losing so much of her family continued to showcase her strength & her refusal to succumb to hatred and instead focus on righteousness. We remember.
This #InternationalWomensDay￼ we honour the rape survivors, the mothers, and all those women who #ChooseToChallenge the genocide deniers.