Jovan Divjak was a Commander of the Territorial Defence in Sarajevo when the war in Bosnia began. In April 1992, he stayed in Sarajevo to be part of the multi-ethnic ABiH, defending the city and its civilians.
Predrag Pašić was an international footballer before the war. When Bosnian Serb forces surrounded Sarajevo, he had the choice to leave the besieged city. Instead, he chose to stay and to set up a football school for children of all faiths and ethnicities.
Amra Dautović came to the UK as a child refugee during the Bosnian War. Arriving to the country without speaking a word of English she now has a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice, as well as a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Amra is now the Managing Director of the My Time Richmond Fellowship Division and has won several awards for her efforts and contribution to Mental Health work. Although she says her biggest achievement is her family, especially her two young children that she hopes to raise with knowledge and pride of their family heritage and origin. This is her story.
Al Jazeera Balkans has launched a new interactive website marking next year's 20th anniversary of the end of the siege of Sarajevo.
‘The Fog of Srebrenica’ is a new 60-minute film by Edinburgh-based film-maker Samir Mehanović. It portrays the long-term impact of the genocide through a series of interviews with men and women, whose lives were altered forever during those days. The film tells the story of the extraordinary men and women who survived the genocide and raises serious […]
Survivors of the Srebrenica genocide tell their story in a new documentary which gets its first-ever showing in Sarajevo on the day dedicated to remembering those who perished in the atrocity.
A group of London School of Economics (LSE) students took part in an educational visit to Srebrenica. Rahat Siddique, Nadia Raslan, Riz Nasrullah, Mustafaen Kamal and Anisa Ahmed travelled as part of our ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ programme. Here, they document their thoughts on the experience.
Attended my first North East Srebrenica Board meeting this evening. Got to hear all about local plans as part of #srebrenicamemorialday2019 from the fantastic Chair @_lucyadams2 and very much looking forward to being a part of it @SmajoBeso @SrebrenicaUK
Thanks to @BishGloucester for a fabulous meeting following up from her delegation recently. So excited to be able to work together on issues of community, unity, tolerance and hope... And to talk about mutual friends @srebrenicahasan @NedzadAvdic @SrebrenicaUK
Grateful to @Go_CheshireWest who passed a motion to support our work of raising awareness & learning the lessons from Srebrenica to tackle hatred & intolerance in our communities: https://t.co/8DjRZEd0s5. Thank you @nicolemeardon @ClrAndrewDawson @simonjveardley @AdamLangan4
#OnThisDay in 1992, Serb forces attacked the town of Kozarac. Over 1,000 people were killed, and those who survived were incarcerated in concentration camps. Most houses still standing after the attack were set on fire & razed to the ground to prevent the possibility of return.2