Irvin’s Oasis of Peace in Srebrenica
Irvin Mujčić is a thirty-two-year-old returnee to Srebrenica, where he is trying to make his childhood dreams come true. At the age of only six, Irvin was forcibly expelled to Tešanj with his mother, brother, and sister. In that small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, they spent six months with their grandfather. From there, they …
The Srebrenica Memorial Center: the Gravitational Center of a Nation’s Experience
“I see the future of the Srebrenica Memorial Center as a gravitational center [for] the experience of one nation during the 1990s, with its own archive, research and museum capacities for the commemoration of the victims of Srebrenica, Sarajevo and Ahmići…because we are the generation that should give this institution a chance to survive and …
The Bektić Sisters: Horses Teach Us Nobility, Tenderness and Responsibility
Photography: Ahmedin Đozić Sisters Ćamka, Kadira, Fatima and Đeneta Bektić from the village of Jasenova became famous because of a photo of them galloping on horses through the snow-covered forests of Srebrenica. They say that they do not remember whether they first learned to walk or to ride. Their parents returned to Srebrenica in 1999 …
#TogetherWeRemember: A 24-Hour Virtual Global Commemoration
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” – Elie Wiesel On April 30th, 2020, the Post Conflict Research Center (PCRC) and the Srebrenica Memorial Center partnered with the Together We Remember coalition to participate in a 24-Hour Virtual Global Vigil to commemorate victims of genocides and mass atrocities. For the event, several …
Protective Masks for Everyone
There are not a lot of us in Srebrenica and we need to stick together through communion and mutual care. A group of powerful women from Srebrenica have sought to respond to the corona-virus pandemic by hand-making protective face masks for those in their communities. Valentina Gagić-Lazić, one of the founders of the association uniting …
Sofija Todorović: Srebrenica changed my life forever
In an interview with Balkan Diskurs, Sofija Todorović, a young activist from Belgrade, says: “The biggest problems of young people in Serbia, and the whole region, are ignorance and fear.” Sofija defended Mon Gjuraj, the owner of the “Roma” bakery in Borča, when a protest was organized against him near Belgrade. The protest started because …