Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Have you ever heard about Srebrenica?
Srebrenica is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Bosnian War, the town was the site of the July 1995 massacre, determined to have been a crime of genocide.
Srebrenica is also where I m from.

”The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide, refers to the July 1995 killing, during the Bosnian War, of more than 8,000 Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by units of the Army of Serbia under the command of General Ratko Mladić. The mass murder was described by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War

On July 11th every year tens of thousands of people from all over the world show up to pay their respect at The Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, officially known as the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide. As of 2012 remains of 5,657 victims have been buried in the memorial centre.

Fathers , Brothers, Sons , Grandfathers of many are buried at the Memorial Centre. Watching daughters cry by their fathers graves, mothers calling their sons names, sisters praying for their brothers and kids holding their mothers is one of the saddest and most heart breaking things anyone will ever see.
Srebrenica is to NEVER be forgotten, NEVER be forgiven and NEVER to be repeated.

All photos are (with exception of last two) are my own.