Today marks 18 years since the Srebrenica massacre


Bosnians pray in front of 409 coffins of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in the Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica

I got this from reddit today here. What a sobering reminder of how fragile life is and what a call to really recognize each others individual freedom. Massacres don’t happen over night we all have a responsibility to look past our own comfort and really no matter how small do or say something. When I look at these pictures, I do not see Muslims or Bosnian or White people or Foreigners. I see human beings endowed by Nature to with life, the very same life denied and desecrated by another human being for no reason at all.

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Bosniak civilians in Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp in August 1992. Credits: RON HAVIV, Blood & Honey
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The entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp reads in cyrillic letters “CONCENTRATION CAMP – PROHIBITED ENTRY.” Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured in Serb-run camps like this one. Prior to announced visit of the international media in August of 1992, Serb guards relocated hundreds of emaciated and badly beaten prisoners to other locations. Photo courtesy: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).

Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).

Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Srebrenica massacre: Budak mass grave, Kamenica 9, where some of 8,372 Srebrenica genocide victims had been dumped after systematic killings in July 1995. Photo exhibit courtesy: The Hague Tribunal (ICTY).
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Bijeljina Massacre: On 31 March 1992, Serbian paramilitary group, led by Zeljko Raznjatovic (ARKAN), slaughtered hundreds of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians – women, children, and elderly men – in the town of Bijeljina in northeastern Bosnia, near the border with Serbia. Photographer: Ron Haviv
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Bijeljina Massacre: On 31 March 1992, Serbian paramilitary group, led by Zeljko Raznjatovic (ARKAN), slaughtered hundreds of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians – women, children, and elderly men – in the town of Bijeljina in northeastern Bosnia, near the border with Serbia. Photographer: Ron Haviv
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Bijeljina Massacre: On 31 March 1992, Serbian paramilitary group, led by Zeljko Raznjatovic (ARKAN), slaughtered hundreds of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians – women, children, and elderly men – in the town of Bijeljina in northeastern Bosnia, near the border with Serbia. Photographer: Ron Haviv
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Bijeljina Massacre: On 31 March 1992, Serbian paramilitary group, led by Zeljko Raznjatovic (ARKAN), slaughtered hundreds of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians – women, children, and elderly men – in the town of Bijeljina in northeastern Bosnia, near the border with Serbia. Photographer: Ron Haviv
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Emaciated prisoner in the Serb-run Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, Bosnia, in August of 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslms), were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia in August of 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen
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Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia in August of 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen
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Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia in August of 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen
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Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia in August of 1992. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen
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Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Sign (visible from Center to Left) written in cyrillic letters reads MINES. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was surrounded by mines to prevent escape of prisoners. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert
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Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992, during the Bosnian Genocide.
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Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992, during the Bosnian Genocide.
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BBC TV crew speaks with emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp. Serb authorities allowed TV crew to enter the camp after international pressure mounted. Badly emaciated prisoners were removed from the camp, but Dr. Idriz Merdzanic managed to smuggle some photos of brutal beatings and abuse in the camp, which we will show beginning from the next photo.

Emaciated and visibly weak Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 at the start of the Bosnian Genocide.
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Covert photographs of the Trnopolje concentration camp during the Bosnian Genocide in 1992. Images were covertly submitted to the British TV Crew (BBC) by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic in August of 1992.
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Covert photographs of the Trnopolje concentration camp during the Bosnian Genocide in 1992. Images were covertly submitted to the British TV Crew (BBC) by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic in August of 1992.
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Covert photographs of the Trnopolje concentration camp during the Bosnian Genocide in 1992. Images were covertly submitted to the British TV Crew (BBC) by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic in August of 1992.
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Covert photographs of the Trnopolje concentration camp during the Bosnian Genocide in 1992. Images were covertly submitted to the British TV Crew (BBC) by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic in August of 1992.
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Brcko massacre: A sequence of photographs showing murders of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians by local Serb police officer Goran Jelisic. Jelisic was apprehended by a Team of US Navy SEALs (as a NATO SFOR Team) in January 1998. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. More than 3,000 Bosniak residents were slaughtered by Serbs in and around Brcko during the 1992 Bosnian genocide.
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Brcko massacre: A sequence of photographs showing murders of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians by local Serb police officer Goran Jelisic. Jelisic was apprehended by a Team of US Navy SEALs (as a NATO SFOR Team) in January 1998. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. More than 3,000 Bosniak residents were slaughtered by Serbs in and around Brcko during the 1992 Bosnian genocide.
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Brcko massacre: A sequence of photographs showing murders of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians by local Serb police officer Goran Jelisic. Jelisic was apprehended by a Team of US Navy SEALs (as a NATO SFOR Team) in January 1998. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. More than 3,000 Bosniak residents were slaughtered by Serbs in and around Brcko during the 1992 Bosnian genocide.

Brcko massacre: A sequence of photographs showing murders of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians by local Serb police officer Goran Jelisic. Jelisic was apprehended by a Team of US Navy SEALs (as a NATO SFOR Team) in January 1998. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. More than 3,000 Bosniak residents were slaughtered by Serbs in and around Brcko during the 1992 Bosnian genocide.
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Brcko massacre: A sequence of photographs showing murders of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians by local Serb police officer Goran Jelisic. Jelisic was apprehended by a Team of US Navy SEALs (as a NATO SFOR Team) in January 1998. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. More than 3,000 Bosniak residents were slaughtered by Serbs in and around Brcko during the 1992 Bosnian genocide.

Brcko massacre: A sequence of photographs showing murders of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians by local Serb police officer Goran Jelisic. Jelisic was apprehended by a Team of US Navy SEALs (as a NATO SFOR Team) in January 1998. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. More than 3,000 Bosniak residents were slaughtered by Serbs in and around Brcko during the 1992 Bosnian genocide.

Brcko massacre: A sequence of photographs showing murders of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians by local Serb police officer Goran Jelisic. Jelisic was apprehended by a Team of US Navy SEALs (as a NATO SFOR Team) in January 1998. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. More than 3,000 Bosniak residents were slaughtered by Serbs in and around Brcko during the 1992 Bosnian genocide.

4 thoughts on “Today marks 18 years since the Srebrenica massacre

  1. This is horrible. Why are we the only species who seems to live with the intent of self extermination? People use the example of the Holocaust as a way of remembering atrocities and genocide…but most forget (or neglect to realize) that THEY STILL HAPPEN.

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