Hatidža Mehmedović was born in the area surrounding Srebrenica in 1952. Before the genocide, she lived her entire life in Srebrenica, where she had married her childhood friend, Abdullah, and had two sons, Azmir and Almir. Hatidža and Abdullah built their home in Srebrenica and lived a simple life as a family before the war […]
At dawn, that July 8th, it was thundering somewhere in the woods loud enough to wake us. That is when I moved to my shelter, next to the freezer, where the thickest wall was. During those few days, we ran so many times towards that thick wall in the house, and while running we used […]
The story of this watch is very dear to me. This watch belonged to my beloved grandfather, Suljo Salko Jahić. He was not just my grandfather but more like my second father. During the war from 1992 to 1995, we, my mother my little brother and I lived separated from my father for four years. […]
The first-ever virtual exhibition using the testimony and artefacts from Bosnian Genocide survivors is being unveiled next week as part of the 25th-anniversary commemorations. Bosnians and Herzegovinian’s across the world submitted their stories, pictures and personal items to create a unique virtual exhibition called Remnants of Genocide created by UK charity Remembering Srebrenica. The exhibition […]
Bosnians and Herzegovinan’s across the world are being asked to contribute their stories, pictures and personal items to create a unique virtual museum to mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide. Remembering Srebrenica is appealing for submissions relating to the war, genocide and its aftermath in time for the online unveiling of the museum during […]
Remembering Srebrenica has launched brand new online education resources for teachers to use during the unprecedented coronavirus school shutdown. With teachers across the country in need of quality online resources to fill entire timetables with remote learning, Remembering Srebrenica has this week added new free-to-use lessons to its website, increasing its educational output to 11 […]
Remembering Srebrenica can confirm that HRH Prince of Wales visit to Srebrenica next week has been cancelled due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The Prince was going to meet Bosnian genocide survivors to mark the 25th anniversary of when 8,732 Muslims were murdered in what the UN described as “the worst atrocity to happen on […]
We are absolutely disgusted that a bag of pig entrails was left at the Srebrenica genocide memorial on Orthodox Christmas Eve followed by the singing of fascist songs. This stands in contrast with the true meaning of Christmas, being that of love and unity. This vile, Islamophobic behaviour is not an isolated event, but comes […]
On 25th November, Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth officially opened ‘Bosnia House’ in Birmingham – the national Bosnian community centre that serves more than 10,000 Bosnians living in the UK. This was a historic moment for a community that survived genocide and ethnic cleansing in Europe and found refuge in the UK. Over […]
Hasan Nuhanović was a translator for the UN when Serb forces took Srebrenica in July 1995. Forced to translate the order to send his family away, he never saw them again. He has dedicated his life to seeking truth and justice.
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 […]
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.
Today, we turn to the important words of #MLK, that remind us of his fight against injustice and the lessons he left us with. We remember Dr. King and his wisdom, strength, and his fight against hatred and inequality.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend Bernard Grunberg.
Bernard escaped Nazi persecution by emigrating to England on the Kindertransport. He married in 1947, and worked as an agricultural engineer, labourer & handyman.
Seems even more important than ever to remember those who perished in this horrific #Genocide. #Hatecrime #NeverForget #Srebrenica https://t.co/4jcQ4AlpRL
Why is it important to remember the genocides of the past?
Many reasons! Because the survivors deserve to be honoured and their pain recognised and because we, collectively, must learn from the hatred that led to genocide.
By remembering, we can build a better world.