Lilian Black gives her personal reflections on her ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ visit and draws parallels between events in Bosnia and her family’s experience of The Holocaust.
Participants on the ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ programme from the South West region of England share their experiences of being in Bosnia and what they’ve learnt to take back to the UK.
Ron Turnbull, Head of the Evidence Unit, Office of the Prosecutor, UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [ICTY], The Hague, Netherlands, 2002 – 2007 [Retired], recounts what it was like working in Bosnia as part of the forensics team collecting evidence of the genocide.
Mark Viner co-ordinated the radiography team assisting the forensic investigations of mass graves in Bosnia for seven years. In that time he helped uncover vital evidence to convict those who perpetrated the atrocities in Srebrenica, but also developed techniques that would help in many other disasters across the world. He returned to Srebrenica to learn more about the context and the people in October 2016 and shares his story here.
Alison Anderson MBE left a young family behind in order to travel out to Bosnia and help with the forensic work to identify victims’ bodies from mass graves and collect evidence to convict war criminals. She returned in 2016 to learn more about the country and the survivors of the genocide and wrote this piece for us about it.
A group of Forensic experts returned to Bosnia 20 years after the first mass graves were excavated. As well as returning to Visoko, where they were based, they visited Sarajevo and the Potocari Memorial Centre where over 6,000 victims are buried. Here three of them talk about the experience.