Srebrenica graves

Personal stories

Much of the work of the Srebrenica Memorial Center team is dedicated to the collection of personal stories from victims, survivors, and witnesses of the Srebrenica genocide. 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. Only through their narratives can we begin to appreciate the enormity of the loss and human suffering which are the most devastating consequences of mass violence. 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.