Prominent Scots will be visiting Potocari Memorial Centre to hear from survivors of the genocide first hand about what happened, taking the lessons back to their communities.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Community Association in Derby marked Srebrenica Memorial Day with a powerful, moving event celebrating Bosnian culture as well as commemorating the victims of genocide.
A poignant memorial service to remember those who lost their lives in Srebrenica was held at Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church on Sunday (September 4). Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in Bromsgrove came together to unite against hatred and intolerance while readings were made from The Bible and Qur’an. Cllr Helen Jones, leader of Bromsgrove District […]
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, yesterday visited the site of the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War with Remembering Srebrenica
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will today visit Srebrenica, the site of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two.
Remembering Srebrenica is taking an interfaith “Lessons from Srebrenica” delegation to Bosnia this week to learn how lessons from the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two can be used to help create a better, safer and stronger society in Northern Ireland. The delegation is the first from Northern Ireland and will be […]
Breaking the Silence: Bosnia and Beyond brought together a panel of experts on violence against women to consider how we can learn from our collective dark past. This talk was recorded to be shown at the event in Gloucester in July 2016. All the names in the talk have been changed.
Hajrudin Mesić, the youngest of five brothers, is the only one of his siblings to survive the Srebrenica genocide. He was 21 when it happened. Before the war started, he had more reason than most to be hopeful about his future. “I always wanted to continue studying and be a teacher. We were the first […]
Rabbi Kleiman reciting prayers at the Memorial Centre in Potocari during an interfaith delegation
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 […]
Amra Mujkanovic is from a family of survivors - 3 generations before her went through concentration camps at the hands of first the Nazis and then the Bosnian Serbs in the 1990s. She was born in Scotland, but is proud to be Bosnian, a Muslim and the child of refugees and challenge people about what that means.
Robert McNeil writes about his journey of realisation about the tragedy of the genocide in Srebrenica and what we can learn from it. In 1996 I was asked by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague (ICTY) in my capacity as a forensic technician to join the first of many international forensic teams to gather […]
The solidarity displayed by journalists who've used #BosniaWarJournalists to highlight the truth of what happened is heartening to read. It serves as a powerful
antidote to counter the revisionism peddled by Handke & shows that such people will never succeed in rewriting history
Peter Handke who denied the genocide at Srebrenica will be honoured with the Nobel Prize in a few hours time. This is an insult to the victims & survivors who have endured so much pain & suffering. Let us be clear that today should be long remembered as a shameful day in history.
As part of #GenocidePreventionDay our partners @FoundIshami have created a powerful video featuring survivors who were persecuted because of their identities. Please watch and share to raise awareness & to ensure we learn the lessons of such atrocities https://t.co/cfOSbnPy5O.
Today marks #GenocidePreventionDay, yet the sad reality is that 71 years after the adoption of the convention, genocide has taken place in different decades on different continents. We must therefore continue to work hard to raise awareness, educate others and challenge denial.