Elvisa Avdić was ten years old when the war broke out. Having fled to Srebrenica, she was one of the last to leave Potočari when Bosnian Serb forces took the town. Elvisa returned to Srebrenica after the war and courageously spoke out about being a child survivor of genocide.
Raised with stories of the heroism of her father, a human rights activist murdered in World War II, when war came again to Stolac, Fadila followed in his footsteps, courageously saving her Serb neighbours from the Croat soldiers.
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 […]
Kadefa shares her story of surviving the genocide with two young children while her husband and 20 close relatives were murdered.
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.
Lejla Damon was born on Christmas day in war-torn Bosnia in 1992. Like thousands of other women, Lejla’s birth mother had been repeatedly raped as part of an ethnic cleansing regime orchestrated by the Bosnian Serb army. Many children born of rape during the Balkan conflict have grown up isolated and rejected from society. But […]
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.
This account is provided by a Survivor who wishes to remain anonymous. What was experienced in Bosnia during 1992-1995 is something that I hope will never happen again and that is why I share my story with you. I want to share what happened to me so that I can help educate people on what […]
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.
Nothing can prepare you for what Fadila Efendić witnessed in Srebrenica in July 1995 or the trauma that comes from losing your husband and son, yet she has remained strong for her daughter and works in a shop opposite the cemetery to support her family. She tells us the whole story.
Dr Nedžad Avdić miraculously survived a mass execution during the Srebrenica genocide in July 1995. Newsnight reports on his fight for justice and against denial of the facts.
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“Letters from Bosnia” revisited - one of the survivor stories telling of loss and hope, trauma and healing, love and perseverance.
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Please join @uniofbeds for a special book event on Thursday 1st July 17.00. Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide. With Professor @AnnPetrila @UofDenver and @srebrenicahasan @srebrenicaMC. Joined by @suljagicemir1 and @alittl
May we never forget the atrocities conducted upon Bosniaks during the Balkan War in the 90s. Eliminate sexual violence in conflict. Nothing but respect for the women who find the strength to speak out. May we never let you down. https://t.co/9akmUOTBvf