Virtual gallery unveiled marking 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed in ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian War

Ratko Mladic was found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison. ICTY via AP
Ratko Mladic was found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison. ICTY via AP

A virtual exhibition called Remnants of Genocide has been unveiled to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, which saw the murder of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys during the Bosnian War.

The exhibition will also pay tribute to the tens of thousands who were killed during the wider conflict in Bosnia and the victims of sexual violence and displacement.

Remnants of Genocide will include testimonies and poetry from survivors.

“The aim of the exhibition was to provide a platform for Bosnian genocide and war survivors to share their stories, grief and trauma in a creative manner,” the organisers said.

“Beyond creativity, this project serves as a testimonial of those that survived and witnessed the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.”

A quarter of a century ago, the world witnessed the worst mass murder on European soil since World War II. EPA
A quarter of a century ago, the world witnessed the worst mass murder on European soil since World War II. EPA

The ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica during the brutal Bosnian War continues to spark particular outrage.

Fighters under the command of Ratko Mladic, a former Bosnia Serb military officer, have been blamed for the massacre.

Mladic, 78, was found guilty of war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague in 2017 and sentenced to life in prison.

“While it has been 25 years since those events, the pain and trauma of genocide continues to affect Bosnians throughout the world,” the exhibition organisers said.

“Our hope is that through the exhibition Remnants of Genocide, people all over the world will bear witness to the suffering and horrors experienced by those that survived the war and genocide.”

Updated: July 7, 2020 03:50 PM

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