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 […]
The Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra performed in Doha this week. Founded in 1923, it is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Bosnia, and remarkably managed to perform more than 100 concerts during the siege, despite heavy shelling & sniper attacks https://t.co/IETGAUiO1a.
In the lead up to the holidays, we are suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia related to read over the Christmas period. For younger children, Tusk Tusk is a first lesson in tolerance and understanding. A fantastic picture book.
Every day this week, we will be suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia-related to read over the Christmas period. Next is Bosnia: A Short History - a brilliant work of history which set the terrible war in the Balkans in its full historical and political context
'The world will judge their claim of no genocide with evidence. A thief never admits he is a thief, but justice can be delivered through evidence'. Chair of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights hits back at claims by Aung San Suu Kyi https://t.co/AVU6agztn8.