Saturday, July 11, 2015

Remembering the victims of the Srebrenica massacre

NEWWEEK
By Stav Ziv
A woman searches for her relative's name on the coffins of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, at the Memorial Center in Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 9, 2015. STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS
More than a hundred coffins are en route to Srebrenica. The bodies they contain will be buried Saturday, 20 years after the fall of a U.N. “safe area” and the subsequent massacre that took the lives of roughly 8,000 Muslim men and boys. Family members wept Thursday as a truck carrying 136 victims—recently found in mass graves and identified through DNA analysis—passed through Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since men and boys were targeted in the 1995 massacre, many of those who placed flowers on the truck were women—mothers, sisters and wives of those slaughtered. [link]