Srebrenica Memorial Center

Oral History: Lives Behind the Field of Death

The research team of the Srebrenica Memorial Center team works to collect and preserve the stories of victims, survivors, and witnesses of the Srebrenica genocide.

The stories presented here are the result of meticulous research undertaken by the Srebrenica Memorial Center team, as well as the contributions of dedicated writers and journalists.

Amidst the numeric data and judicial rulings which characterize genocide research, it is imperative that the humanity and identity of those individuals with first-hand experience of genocide remain at the center of our understanding. These accounts present genocide through the eyes of those who directly experienced it, as well as offer insights to the lives of Srebrenica’s victims and survivors before the war, during the siege, and in the aftermath of genocide.

Only through individual narratives can we begin to appreciate the enormity of the loss and human suffering which are the most devastating consequences of mass violence.

Oral History: Lives Behind the Field of Death