Srebrenica Stories

This year on 11th July marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica. 

Only 50 years after the holocaust and the world’ s determination of “never again”, 8,372 Bosnian men and boys were systematically executed in a preplanned operation to ethnically cleanse the eastern Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica.

Remembering Srebrenica Scotland shows how unchallenged, hatred and intolerance can take a multi-ethnic country from peace and stability to the scene of the worst Human rights atrocity in Europe since the 1940s.

As part of online events happening, Remembering Srebrenica Scotland has put together a podcast series which explores the impact of taking part of a delegation. Delegates discuss what they learnt while visiting Srebrenica and meeting survivors and what they will do with this learning in future.

The links to each podcast can be see below but you can also listen to them all on Spotify at:

https://open.spotify.com/show/22HsxBD2i9d3HGeeNRgdPE

or https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1519239090

The Chair of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland, the Very Rev Lorna Hood, introduces the podcasts:

Almasa Salihovic, Teacher, Translator and Delegation Guide

Almasa shares her story of growing up in Bosnia during the war.

Jamie Spurway

Jamie, a freelance diversity trainer and coach, talks about his experience:

Robert McNeil, MBE

Former forensic technician, Robert reflects on his experiences and the impact of uncovering evidence of genocide in Bosnia.  He is a Trustee of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland:

Anas Sarwar

Anas, MSP for Glasgow, discusses the impact of the visit to Srebrenica as part of a delegation in June 2019:

Joy Brahim, Councillor

Joy reflects on her trip to Srebrenica as a delegate with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland in 2019.

Michael Russell MSP

Michael shares his reflections from his trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland in 2015.

Tim Frew

Tim Frew is Chief Executive of YouthLink Scotland and in this podcast he reflects on his trip to Srebrenica and how that ties into his own experiences.

Vonnie Sandlan, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Vonnie talks about her experience of visiting Srebrenica.

Lesley Thomson, Former Solicitor General for Scotland

Lesley shares her experiences of her trips to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Fiona Malcolm, Co-Chair Remembering Srebrenica Scotland Education Committee

Fiona talks about her connections to Remembering Srebrenica and her journey to becoming a board member as well as her work on the Education Committee.

Joyce White OBE, Chief Executive West Dumbartonshire Council

Joyce shares her experiences and reflections from her trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland in 2018.

Johann Lamont MSP

Johann shares the impact of her trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland in 2016.

David Hamilton, Police Officer, Former Aid Worker and Secretary of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland

David shares his experience of working in Bosnia and visits with delegates in his role for Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth shares her experiences of time spent in the Balkans and her connections with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Rešad Trbonja, Former country coordinator for Remembering Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina and survivor of the Sarajevo Siege

Rešad shares his experience of surviving the Sarajevo siege and reflects on what we can learn from the genocide.

Kezia Dugdale, Director of the John Smith Centre

Kezia shares her reflections on her trips out to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Chief Constable Iain Livingstone QPM

Chief Constable Livingstone shares his experiences of visiting Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland and reflections 25 years on from the genocide in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Alison Evison, President of COSLA

Alison reflects on her trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Iain Gray MSP

Iain shares his experiences and reflections from trips to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Dr Marion Allison, Director CLD Standards Council Scotland

Marion shares her reflections and insights from her trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Stephen Gethins, Professor of Practice in International Relations at St Andrews University

Stephen shares insights into his experiences in Bosnia and how this impacts on his work.

Susan Stewart, Director Open University Scotland

Susan shares her reflections from her trip out to Srebrenica as part of a delegation with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Jackie Halawi, Senior Regional Adviser Education Scotland

Jackie shares her reflections from a trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland in 2018.

Elaine Motion Chairman, Balfour + Manson

Elaine reflects on her trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.

Ricky Ross, Deacon Blue

Ricky reflects on his trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica, Scotland.

To find out more about Remembering Srebrenica Scotland go to: https://srebrenica.scot/



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