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 […]
I have no token from the war, nothing really that I took as a refugee when we left our home, nor when we left our home country, but I have many memories that will hopefully resonate with others who were children in war. I was six years old when the war came to my hometown […]
My mother Mejrema, an 87-year-old lady, has spent her whole her life caring and worrying about the four of us; my two older sisters, Zerina and Džemila, my brother Semir, and myself. Through all of our worries, throat infections, temperatures, and coughs, she cared for us through sleepless nights and teary eyes. She worried often […]
“My brother, Amel Hodžić (left) and me (right) before the war, circa 1991. Maybe the last photo with two of us together.” My name is Džemil and I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1983. I remember how life was, a simple, worriless and carefree adventure, it was as if nothing really mattered. […]
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. […]
“Letters from Bosnia” have been written by genocide survivors and survivors of the Bosnian War exclusively for Remembering Srebrenica to mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide. The letters, collected from young and old and across many regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, tell each writer’s own unique experiences of war and genocide, as well as […]
Ramiza is a member of the Movement of Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves. She recalls those days in Srebrenica like they were hell on earth, where people were killing themselves trying to escape what was coming. She lost her husband, 2 sons and 33 members of her family. Several years later, Ramiza and her only […]
Safet Vukalić was saved from a concentration camp by his mother, who said he was too young to go “with the men”. Safet came to the UK as a refugee and has courageously shared his story.
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.
Nusreta Sivac was of 37 women taken to the infamous Omarska camp in Prijedor, and subjected to unimaginable sexual violence. Nusreta has bravely spoken out about her experience and encouraged others to do the same.
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.
Zoran Mandlbaum was one of the last people to cross the Mostar bridge before it was destroyed, whilst bringing aid to the Muslims trapped on the East bank of the city.
A very special Friday Khutbah message from the Former Mufti of Bosnia, @Dr_MustafaCeric on the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide.
Full video & transcript on @ImamsOnline: https://t.co/2V7cCiWTvU
#Srebrenica25 @SrebrenicaUK @ppeaceims
This week marks 25 years since the genocide of over 8,000 Bosniak-Muslim men and boys.
@SrebrenicaUK and @AlJazeera have created a virtual museum so that wherever you are, you can ‘visit’ the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial and Cemetery.
Take a look: https://t.co/u9XGnmlg8P
@ElinorMChohan gave a powerful speech about our responsibility to take action re #SrebrenicaGenocide to ensure victims are not forgotten & lessons are learned. Excellent online event @SrebrenicaNW @SrebrenicaUK with @adamkelwick @BishManchester etc I’m proud to be a Board Member4
Thanks @SrebrenicaUK & @Rrrrnessa in Conversation With: Nedžad Avdić, genocide survivor of the mass executions in Srebrenica. A powerful testimony, in all the terror and dehumanising conditions. I took hope from the story of his friend who wouldn't leave him. #EveryActionMatters
Extremely moving testimonies by Dr Sheila & Jasmin on their experiences of the Sarajevo siege & Srebrenica genocide; at the East London Srebrenica Memorial event this evening.
Thanks to all our speakers, in particular Ambassador @VanjaFil76 & partners @SrebrenicaUK & @NazLegacy