Keeping the Belongings of Genocide Victims near their Graves
Personal documents, clothing, and photos which belonged to Azem Delić, a father killed in the Srebrenica genocide, were recently donated to the Srebrenica Memorial Center, along with a belt he made before his murder for his son Muhamed. “The items belong to the Srebrenica Memorial Center because they speak most about those killed if they are close to them,” said Azem’s surviving son, Muhamed Delić.
Untold Stories: Youth Working at the Srebrenica Memorial Center
The Memorial Center in Srebrenica strives to preserve the memory of genocide and combat its denial. A young volunteer from Visoko, Amina Žiga, has been part of the team for a year, even though she is not from Srebrenica.
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 …