Remembering Srebrenica Podcast

Over the course of a mid-Summer week in July 1995, more than 8,000 men and boys were systematically killed in a small Bosnian town called Srebrenica. Season 1 of Untold Killing tells the little-known story of genocide and ethnic cleansing right in the heart of Europe through the voices of those who survived it. It’s a tale of betrayal, injustice, and what the world’s wilful ignorance towards ethnic persecution leads to.

‘Untold Killing’ Season 1 marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

At the beginning of 1992, from April to September, more than 3,000 innocent people were systematically killed and tortured in the municipality of Prijedor and over 30,000 detained in concentration camps. Season 2 of Untold Killing tells the harrowing story of the war crimes committed where innocent men, women, children and the elderly were detained in concentration camps such as Trnopolje, Keraterm and Omarska. Their testimonies are a reminder of how a peaceful society became hell on earth. It’s a story of torture, injustice and how the world reacted after The Guardian published it’s story about the persecution and killings in the concentration camps echoing that we have failed the promise of “Never Again.”

“Untold Killing” Season 2 marks the 30th anniversary of the crimes committed in Prijedor. 

A co-production from Message Heard and Remembering Srebrenica. Hosted by Aleksandra Bilić.

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Our podcast ‘Untold Killing’ won two awards at the ARIAS 2021. The podcast won Bronze in the Impact Award and Silver in the Best Commercial Partnership categories. Known as the Oscars of podcasting, the recognition has helped Remembering Srebrenica and our partners at Message Heard raise awareness of the lessons of Srebrenica to almost 100,000 people and enable survivors to tell the story of Srebrenica in their own words through an intimate method of broadcasting during a difficult year.

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Season 1 - Episode 1

Listen to the first episode of Untold Killing from Thursday 22nd October 2020 on your podcast platform: Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Spotify.

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Season 1 - Episode 2 - The Fall

Early on the 6th July, the Bosnian Serb Army launched an attack on Srebrenica. The following five days were full of anguish, death and final goodbyes. This episode tells the story of the fall of Srebrenica.

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Season 1 - Episode 3 - The Genocide

 

In the days after the fall of Srebrenica, when the Bosnian Serb army was in total control of the lives of tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslim refugees, more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were killed in mass executions. In this episode, women and children remember the story of these days.
You can read the testimonies of the survivors in more detail by clicking on their names below:

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Season 1 - Episode 4 - The Death March

 

15,000 Bosniaks fled the Bosnian Serb Army through the forests of Eastern Bosnia after the fall of Srebrenica. They spent days and nights wandering through the woods as they were united down, tortured and many of them executed. This episode tells the story of the Death March from two men who survived it. 
You can read the testimonies of the survivors in more detail by clicking on their names below:

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Season 1 - Episode 5 - The Mass Graves

It took years for the survivors to find out what happened to their loved ones. This episode tells the story of investigating their deaths and identifying their bodies.
You can read more about the work of the ICMP (International Commission on Missing Persons) and those that worked to excavate the mass graves by clicking on the links below:

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Season 1 - Episode 6 - Justice

 

After finding out what happened to their loved ones, the Srebrenica survivors wanted justice. In the final episode of the series, hear the story of prosecuting Ratko Mladić for his role in the Srebrenica genocide.
You can read the testimonies of the Mothers of Srebrenica in more detail by clicking on their names below and the work of the organisation:

Season 2

Season 2 - Episode 1 - The Discovery

In the late summer of 1992, a group of British journalists travelled to the lions’ den of the Bosnian War to investigate claims of brutal concentration camps filled with thousands of civilians. What they found there, during the course of just one day, confirmed their worst fears. And showed the world the true nature of a war that was just getting started.

Listen here.

Season 2 - Episode 2 - The Takeover

Before thousands of non-Serbs ended up detained in concentration camps, their town and their local community became so divided that friends and neighbours came to stand on opposing sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. This disintegration took just a couple of years – thanks to propaganda, fearmongering and a well-organised coup.

Listen here.

Season 2 - Episode 3 - The Camps

The detainees’ lives changed completely from one day to another after being taken to the concentration camp. Now revolving around torture, killings and everpresent fear, they had to adjust to a new kind of existence in the long hot days of a Bosnian summer.

Listen here.

Season 2 - Episode 4 - The Killing Days

With each passing day, the conditions in the Bosnian Serb-run concentration camps get more brutal and less human. In July 1992, detainees die and live at the whim of their guards who come up with ever more twisted ways of torturing and killing their former neighbours and friends.

Listen here.

Season 2 - Episode 5 - The Journalists

After months of languishing in the concentration camps with no hope of salvation, everything changes for the detainees in just one day. On the 5th of August 1992, they are visited by foreign journalists whose reporting finally ends their imprisonment.

Listen here. 

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Irresolution

Each survivors’ release brought them to the start of a lifelong journey. Scattered across the world and Bosnia, they try to come to terms with what they’d lived through.

Listen here.

25th Anniversary

Webinar Series

‘Untold Killing’ marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. In honour of the launch of the podcast 3 webinars are being hosted to discuss the episodes with a mixture of survivors, experts and those involved in the production of the podcast.

  • Jakub Otojovic – Message Heard Producer
  • Elmina Kulašić – Remembering Srebrenica BiH Country Director and Genocide Expert
  • Aida Salkić-Haughton – Survivor and Remembering Srebrenica Ambassador
  • Kate Williams – Remembering Srebrenica Deputy Director for Education and Operations and Podcast Consultant


If you missed the event, you can watch it here.

  • Nadan Hadžić – Untold Killing Consultant Producer
  • Arnesa Buljušmić-Kustura – Survivor and Deputy Director of Communications and Commemorations
  • Hasan Hasanović – Survivor and Curator of Srebrenica Memorial Center
  • Aleksandra Bilić – Untold Killing Podcast Host

If you missed the event, you can watch it here.
    • Jake Warren – Founder of Message Heard
    • Emir Suljagić  Director of Srebrenica Memorial Centre and Survivor
    • Dr David Pettigrew – Professor of Philosophy and Bosnian Genocide Expert
    • Amil Khan – Director of Remembering Srebrenica
    • Arnesa Buljušmić-Kustura – Survivor and Deputy Director of Communications and Commemoration

    If you missed the event, you can watch it here.