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

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.–Youth-Link-Scotland-eg5n33/a-a2jm52j

Vonnie Sandlan, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Vonnie talks about her experience of visiting Srebrenica.–Equality-and-Human-Rights-Commission-eg688s

Lesley Thomson, Former Solicitor General for Scotland

Lesley shares her experiences of her trips to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.–Former-Solicitor-General-for-Scotland-eg8h14

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