Srebrenica: 20 years living in the shadow of genocide



Under a simple pavilion at Potocari cemetery, 7km north of Srebrenica, Nedzad Avdic cups his hands over his mouth and takes a deep breath as he prepares to tell his story of survival. Behind him, ranks of white pillars stand – like upended chalk pieces – on a plane beneath forbidding hills. Each pillar bears the name of one of the victims of the 1995 genocide; some names – Ademovic, Malic, Golic, Osmanovic – appear again and again: whole families of Muslims wiped out by ethnic cleansing.
Avdic has long borne witness to the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since the... read more

 
1 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman
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