• Visit to Srebrenica

  • We embark on the journey towards Srebrenica from Sarajevo. 

    Upon our arrival in Srebrenica, our professional guide will take you on a walk through the city. You will learn about how Srebrenica entered history as the location where the most widespread genocide in Europe occurred post World War II.

    In July 1995, General Ratko Mladić and his Serbian paramilitary units overran and captured the town despite its designation as an area “free from any armed attack or any other hostile acts”.

    In the days following Srebrenica’s fall, more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically massacred and buried in mass graves. Thousands of women, children and elderly people were forcibly deported and a large number of women were mass raped. It was the greatest modern atrocity of all time to have been perpetrated on European soil.

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled that the mass execution of Bosniak men and boys in Srebrenica constituted genocide.

    Judge Fouad Riad, who reviewed the indictment, described the “unimaginable savagery” that the victims endured at the hands of Mladic’s forces. He said these were, “Scenes truly from hell, written on the darkest pages of human history.”

    You will also visit the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Complex which was grounded in May 2001 in memory of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide. In 2003, it was openned for the public by former US president Bill Clinton. Unfortunately, twenty years after the massacre, bodies are still being recovered from mass grave sites around the city.

    We will visit the “Memorial “, a specially designed museum in Potocari. You will have an opportunity to watch a short movie and see the personal items of the victims found in the mass graves such as: lighters, tobacco boxes, keys, photo albums and other personal items that give us a better idea on the fate of men and boys in that dark July month of 1995.

    The visit to Srebrenica will shocked, sadden and horrify anyone, but it is also a good educational experience on the genocide that occurred in Srebrenica.

    You will also see information on the atrocities which occurred on the ill-fated day of July 11th, the location where funeral prayers took place, and see the cemetary, Wall of Memories and the Museum of Genocide.

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