Remembering Srebrenica is a British charitable initiative. It recognises that we have achieved a lot in terms of building a cohesive society here in the UK, but discrimination, promotion of hatred, extremism, and exclusion persist, and we must play our part, no matter how large or small, to create a better and safer society for all.
The lesson from Srebrenica is that no society is invulnerable to prejudice and intolerance. We must all remain vigilant against these forces, and take positive action to build stronger, more resilient communities.
Our vision is a society free from hatred.
We work to achieve this goal by:
Bringing communities together to REMEMBER Srebrenica through organising commemoration events in the UK.
Taking people on our ‘Lesson from Srebrenica’ education visits programme to LEARN lessons from the survivors of the genocide.
Creating Community Champions who PLEDGE to stand up to hatred and intolerance in their communities.
The theme for 2019 ‘Bridging the Divide: Confronting Hate’ has real, tangible relevance for communities in the UK. Through memorial events, education resources and commemoration activities, the stories of people building bridges will be shared with communities up and down the country. The lasting legacy of the theme for the 24th anniversary of the genocide will be to empower communities to build a bridge of their own.
We suggest that you consider using our template speech and presentation which you can adapt to suit the nature of your event:
– Srebrenica Commemoration Speech
– Survivor Story Exhibition
Incorporating a Pledge to Remember towards the end of your event is a brilliant way of getting participation from attendees, by ether reading the pledge aloud or lighting candles.
One of the most impactful ways to engage attendees with Srebrenica is through survivor stories. We recommend that you honour their brave testimonies by sharing their stories through our event videos which will be available shortly.
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This resource includes letters from genocide survivors and survivors of the Bosnian War, written and translated exclusively for Remembering Srebrenica. The letters, collected from young and old and across many regions of Bosnia-Herzegovina, tell each writer’s own unique experiences of war and genocide, as well as their thoughts on the theme ‘Every Action Matters’.
This is an excellent and broad collection of survivor testimony that we hope will be of use to teachers who are interested in teaching genocide and human rights.
The letters are provided in two styles: PDF documents for print, classroom use and display, and as image files for social media/virtual learning use.
**How can I use these letters to raise awareness of Srebrenica?
Here is a non-exhaustive list of ideas of how you can use these letters:
Choose a letter that resonates with you to share or read aloud on social media, with a link to this page to read more letters from survivors.
Distribute the letters to form groups and ask the students to write a letter in response. If your students write letters, please feel free to contact us and we can arrange for them to be electronically sent to survivors or shared on social media.
Read one of the letters as part of a digital assembly
Send one (or all) of the letters out as part of your organisation’s newsletter this year alongside our Statement of Support
Use alongside other learning materials to study Srebrenica and genocide in Europe.
If you are raising awareness of Srebrenica using these letters, we would love to hear from you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your own experience reading and sharing these letters.
This 6 poster printable display is designed to teach a brief history of the Bosnian War and Srebrenica genocide. It is perfect for classroom display or exhibit in shared spaces for students to learn and read about the Bosnian Genocide.
The display includes information on 10 different aspects of the war:
Integration (Pre-Bosnian War history)
Disintegration (The break-up of Yugoslavia)
War (The Siege of Sarajevo)
Srebrenica - Safe Place (UN Safe Area Srebrenica)
Srebrenica - Escape (The attempted escape from Srebrenica to Tuzla)
Srebrenica - Genocide (Details of the genocide itself)
Srebrenica - Women (The experiences of women during the war and genocide)
Srebrenica - Reintegration (Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina)
The Fight for Justice and Peace (The ICTY and war crimes trials)
Remembering Srebrenica (information about the charity).
If you display this resource in your school, library, or youth organisation, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact email@example.com for more information on Srebrenica related materials and to allow us to track the impact of our resources.