At the age of 15, 'Mirsada' was imprisoned in a rape camp as part of the campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' taking place across Bosnia. She has shown incredible courage to survive, raise a family and now tells us her story.
Una Srabović-Ryan is a British Bosnian whose biological father was killed in the Srebrenica genocide. She was adopted at 6 months and moved with her adoptive family at the age of 5 to the UK. In 2016 she went to Australia to meet her biological mother. It was during her time there that she learnt of her father’s name and saw his picture for the first time.
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.
On today’s date in 1992, over 124 Bosniak Muslims were massacred at Hrastova Glavica near Sanski Most. The people, who were massacred and then thrown in a mass grave which would be discovered in 1998, were detainees of the Omarska and Keraterm concentrated camps.
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of @SrebrenicaUK - a humanitarian cause which @uniofbeds has supported for many years thanks to the efforts of @UoB_ASS students, staff & East of England board members including @helliepeebles1 @SilvermanJon 👏
You are invited to paint #FoundationStonesAtHome to remember #Srebrenica25. Your stone will become part of the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. The Srebrenica genocide will form part of the exhibition in the Learning Centre. Visit: https://t.co/X51xjHJcE8
The survivors of Srebrenica and all people of Bosnia should be entitled to mourn and grieve in peace. Unfortunately, under Dodik’s regime in Republika Srpska this seems to be impossible. This targeting of the 25th commemoration of the genocide is atrocious and must be condemned.