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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
As a 14-year old girl, 'Fatima' was taken from her family and raped by soldiers. She also witnessed the worst horrors of 'ethnic cleansing' as she tried to reach safety. She bravely reveals her story to Remembering Srebrenica.
Bakira Hasečić established the Association of Women Victims of War in 2003 as a way of uniting the women who were raped and sexually abused during the war. This is her story.
Kada Hotić lost her son, husband and two brothers in the genocide. Though horrific, it is the least extraordinary part of her story. What she witnessed during the night and day she spent at the UN base and the 90 minute bus journey as she was deported from Srebrenica would send chills down anyone’s spine. […]
Dr Fatima Dautbašić-Klempić was one of five doctors in Srebrenica at the time of the siege and one of the few women who joined the men on what became known as the ‘Death March’. During the siege things got worse and worse. One day, people were in a big crowd in front of the middle […]
Only a few people have been allowed to interview Munira Subašić at the home she has made for herself in the suburbs of Sarajevo, but the comforts she now enjoys of a well-appointed house have come at an extremely high cost. Hers is the face of tens of thousands of mothers. Hers is the voice […]
On 11th July 1995, my world changed forever. Five days earlier, on 6th July I had buried my youngest son, Edin. He was killed by a Bosnian Serb grenade, as their forces advanced on the UN Safe Area of Srebrenica. When I buried Edin on that hot summer’s day, I imagined things could not get […]
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.