150 Head Teachers from across Scotland learned about Remembering Srebrenica’s work in educating young people about the dangers of hatred last week.
Remembering Srebrenica’s education pack for the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence gained backing from the First Minister and four party leaders in Scotland.
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.
Prominent Scots will be visiting Potocari Memorial Centre to hear from survivors of the genocide first hand about what happened, taking the lessons back to their communities.
Robert McNeil MBE, a former Forensic technician from Glasgow who now sits on the board of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland, is leading a delegation of forensic experts returning to Srebrenica this weekend.
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon will today visit Srebrenica, the site of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two.
Amra Mujkanovic is from a family of survivors – 3 generations before her went through concentration camps at the hands of first the Nazis and then the Bosnian Serbs in the 1990s. She was born in Scotland, but is proud to be Bosnian, a Muslim and the child of refugees and challenge people about what that means.