The Srebrenica genocide was the worst atrocity crime on European soil since the Second World War. More than 8,372 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed after the Bosnian Serb Army attacked Srebrenica, a designated UN “safe area”, on 10-11 July 1995, despite the presence of UN peacekeepers.
We share the grief of their families, including those whose family members are still missing (more than 1,000 people). And we re-affirm our solidarity with the survivors.
Srebrenica is a reminder that no society is immune to the gravest of crimes. Genocide does not happen overnight. Years of hateful populism exploiting divisions in society, supported by campaigns of misinformation and propaganda, usually precede violence. To learn lessons from Srebrenica and make true the pledge of ‘never again’, we must begin by confronting hate speech and discrimination in all forms.
Photographed by Michael Büker