21: Coming of Age – Time to Act

The Srebrenica genocide is the single greatest atrocity in Europe since the Second World War and a brutal reminder of man’s inhumanity to man. Twenty-one represents a coming of age – a passage into adulthood. Hundreds of Bosnian young people never had the chance to live their dreams and live their lives.

Nedžad was just 17 when the Bosnian Serb murder squads came to Srebrenica in July 1995. They shot him and left the teenager to die. Somehow, he managed to survive and tell his story. Hatidža lost her husband and two sons in the genocide. With other civilians, she had tried to find protection in the UN base at Potočari, only to find that troops led by Ratko Mladić had taken over and begun days of killing and torture.