Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Srebrenica Memorial Quilt Visits US, Puts a Human Face on the Massacre

BOSFAM director Beba Hadzic brought the Srebrenica Memorial Quilt to the United States for a multi-city tour to reconnect with the Bosnian diaspora here.

Please see this story from AdvocacyNet for a detailed synopsis, as well as several links for further reading and donations.

3 comments:

Owen said...

To get directly to the AP webpage showing the four different quilts at present click on http://www.advocacynet.org/page/victimsquilt

Daniel said...

I am sad I forgot to cover the event. Nobody notified me...

Daniel said...

April is genocide prevention month, and the Mothers of Srebrenica have called for an end to Darfur genocide: “Together, as survivors of genocide, we come together to raise our collective voice to call on the international community to stop and prevent mass atrocities and genocide all over the world. The world failed to stop these crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but we call for action today in Darfur."

Srebrenica genocide resulted in ethnic cleansing of 25,000-30,000 people, including the summary executions of at least 8,372 men, boys, children, and elderly. It's time to prevent genocides, it's time to stop ongoing ones, too.