Commemorations are deeply moving experiences in which we not only remember the victims, but also inspire people to take action. Read the pledges made by attendees after our 2015 commemoration at Westminster Abbey.
Our theme for this year, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Memorial Day, is #EveryActionMatters. Even though many of us are stuck inside, there are still many ways to participate and help raise awareness. This is the way we fight genocide denial and revisionism.
Throughout the Bosnian genocide, there were over 625 concentration camps operating that served as ways to humiliate, exterminate, and destroy Bosnian Muslims. In many of these places, the survivors haven’t been allowed to memorialize them for the genocidal tools they were. https://t.co/vFYz06Ro13
Today also marks the establishment of the Batković concentration camp; one that was operated from ‘92-‘96 and in which over 4,000 mainly Bosnian Muslims, as well as Croats, were detained in, tortured, and raped at the orders of the Serb army. Harrowing account of the conditions: