The Srebrenica genocide, perpetrated against male Muslim civilians, was the biggest war crime in Europe carried out since the Second World War, and second after the Holocaust for the number of victims.
On July 11, 1995, the Serbian troops that had been barricaded in the mountains surrounding Srebrenica invade the city. All males from the age of 14 to 65 were separated from women, children and elders, deported and then massacred. Out of more than 8,000 victims of the massacre, only a few thousand families were able to bury the family member’s body, victim of the massacre.
Beginning in 2003, the year in which the Memorial was inaugurated attended by U.S. President Bill Clinton, the celebration of a long and incessant funeral began. The slow and long process of reconstruction and identification through DNA testing of the fragments of the bodies seems to be endless. During the 15th anniversary of the genocide, in 2010, more than 700 bodies alone were buried.
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. July 2010