We interview Florence Hartmann, who was a journalist in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s working for Le Monde and later became the official spokesperson for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
On 6th April 1993, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 819, declaring that Srebrenica and a 30 square mile area around the town was a United Nations Safe Area. The UN promised the people of Srebrenica safety and security. Their promises fell through as genocide began.
At 4.15pm on 11th July 1995, General Mladić and the Serbian army entered Srebrenica to claim the town for Bosnian Serbs. Fifteen minutes later, with 5,000 refugees inside the enclave, Dutchbat troops claimed their base was full. As Mladić and his troops descended upon the town, 20,000 people sought refuge in nearby factories and fields […]
It is said that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For some women in Bosnia, the stages are on loop. For every time a woman thinks she has buried the remains of her husband or her son, another piece of him resurfaces, and she must re-live the anguish all over again.
Disgraceful to see children at a school in Srebrenica celebrating Chetniks. Such behaviour is part of a wider and worrying trend in which we are witnessing an increasing number of provocative acts that have caused much distress amongst the local community https://t.co/7pIY0OPP1n
Delighted that phase two of the pioneering conflict transformation & Srebrenica programme has been launched which will provide over 20 further participants with a unique opportunity to be part of a powerful & unique learning experience. https://t.co/FiJleS5jF5 #MEASrebrenica
'This experience has hardened my resolve to bring all our communities together so that never again can such horrors take place'. Powerful speech in Parliament from our community champion @charlotte2153 who spoke about the impact of her visits to Auschwitz and Srebrenica.
Ended #HolocaustRemembranceDay speaking at @HarrowArts to a beautifully diverse audience truly representative of the best of London along with Holocaust Survivor Helen Aronson, my new adoptive nana. Bonds of survival are strong. Thank you to @HMD_UK @SrebrenicaUK @harrow_council