Srebrenica Genocide Memorial

Srebrenica Genocide Memorial

Srebrenica Genocide Memorial
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Sunshine54967601172
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Mar 2024 • Business
I brought a small group of university students from the United States to visit Srebrenica Genocide Memorial as part of a spring break study away course covering war, genocide, peace & reconciliation. It is not merely a museum but a living memorial, honoring the memory of thousands while imparting invaluable lessons for generations to come. In a world where the echoes of hatred still reverberate, places like Srebrenica Genocide Memorial serve as beacons of light, reminding us of the power of remembrance, empathy, and education in combating darkness. If you have the opportunity, I implore you to visit this remarkable institution and bear witness to one of history's most profound lessons.

The Memorial’s design is a testament to thoughtful curation, seamlessly guiding visitors through the harrowing events of the Srebrenica genocide. Each exhibit is painstakingly arranged to evoke raw emotion, ensuring that the atrocities committed are not just recounted but felt. From photographs capturing the despair of the people, to personal belongings serving as haunting reminders of lives lost (the shoe art installation is profound and haunting), every artifact serves as a poignant reminder of the human cost of hatred and intolerance.

In conclusion, our experience at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial was nothing short of exceptional. If you have the opportunity, please visit this remarkable institution.
Written 4 April 2024
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,235 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Friends
This is one of those places that just exemplified the terrible things that human beings do to each other - time after time. The truth is, it is not easy to get here unless you have a vehicle or come in a group. But, a visit to both the museum on the left side of the street (coming from Sarajevo/Tuzla) and the cemetery on the right side of the road are such powerful experiences. The Memorial Center staff are often present to answer questions and - if you ask - might tell you about their own personal experience during that awful time. Each year (or almost every year), the cemetery adds new graves once remains are identified.
Written 23 October 2023
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Melody
Toronto, Canada136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I came here as a solo traveler in September 2023 as part of an organized tour. I was lucky in that the Memorial Center was practically empty when I visited, and so I got to fully immerse myself in the exhibits. The way that the Memorial Center presents information is very powerful and moving, using a combination of text, photographs, and videos. The experience of the people of Srebrenica and the international political and military events are presented concurrently. Displays are in both Bosnian and English. The font size and color were appropriate, and I never had trouble reading the text. I only had 2.5 hours at the Memorial Center. I think you can easily spend an entire day here, but the content is quite heavy and somber. My only complaint is that the second floor was extremely hot; there was no air conditioning turned on on the day I attended. I was told by my guide that they do have air conditioning and he told me that I am not the first one to complain about the lack of air conditioning. It made it quite difficult to focus on the information presented. For example, there was a small room with no windows showing a five-minute video. I almost could not finish it because it was too hot and I started to feel dizzy. This is why I am rating the experience as 4/5 because the facilities could be improved. I can't imagine if the Center was packed with tourists, and how hot it could get.
Written 15 September 2023
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Daniel L
Apex, NC750 contributions
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Jan 2023
There is both the UN base and the memorial cemetery here. Make sure you visit both.

It is pretty trippy that the whole way here from Sarajevo, you see homes and businesses flying the actual Serbian flag - and a shame that they need police at the front to protect from vandalism.

The base itself used to be factory before the war, and you can clearly still see the machinery inside, as well as markings on the wall where UN vehicles formerly parked. There is a lot of information inside in a small museum section, and pictures adorn the walls.

The cemetery is expansive, with a list of every victim and a small mini-mosque structure in the center, to perform religious duties for the deceased. There were stray animals wandering around but they did not seem to be aggressive, on the contrary maybe a little bit too friendly - with two dogs following me to the road!
Written 2 May 2023
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FromNomadiWithLove
Ljubljana, Slovenia18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
There are almost no signs to help visitors find the memorial center. And be careful, it is not in Srebrenica, the memorial center is in Potočare, a few kilometers before Srebrenica. There are no entrance tickets - free entrance and hardly anyone will help you explore the site. On one side of the street there are graves, on the other side (follow the sign "toilets" and then turn right) is a former factory, where all was happening. Luckily we found some students inside (with formal badges) that explained us the history and all about the memorial site. Be sure to tip them, because they don't charge for the guiding tour.
I found it a bit strange, that the renovation works were going on like there was no memorial site, no respect...
Written 19 August 2022
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Stefan d
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Firstly, we thought that we only were able to see the old battery factory building. However, this place has been the highlight of our trip to BIH. I recommend to take your time when visiting the memorial cemetery and the museum as well. Thank you to the young lady who provided us professionally with additional information that was mentioned on the signs. This is a must-see place when you are visiting BIH.
Never forget Srebrenica 1995!
Written 19 July 2022
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adin
Flowery Branch, GA1 contribution
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Jun 2021 • Family
Sad. Many of my family died, the ones i never got to know,see,or hear. The horror i can imagine is probably nothing to what they experienced all killed in the same place and over 8000 bodies still being found. So sad
Written 27 July 2021
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June A
Surrey, UK2,715 contributions
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May 2019
I am no stranger to concenration camps, having viisted a few across Eastern Europe, and I realise of course that Srebenica is not one of these. It is nevertheless the scene of one of the most heinous war crimes in history - which is well documented. This is why it is so important to have places such as this which are open for those who wish to visit. It forms an important part of both history and education for future and current generations. This place was then for me increidbly moving - I was lucky in that when I arrived with my own private guide, a large tour group had preceeded me and was having a talk by one of the survivors. It was both an honour and a privilige to see this man talk about his experiences. The memorial site itself is so very moving with rows upon rows of gravestones, shining and white in the sunshine - it is both ironic and symbolic that this colour, which symbolises life and purity was chosen in the midst of such pain and suffering. Go there if you can.
Written 16 February 2020
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TAZ K
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This was definitely heartfelt, painful trip. Meeting the mothers of Srebrenica who were happy to have us and share knowledge with us. Preaching Love rather than Hate. After them losing all the men and boys in their lives due to the genocide.

8,372 Bosnian muslim boys and men and still counting were ethnically cleansed, committed by Bosnian Serb forces in 1995.

A long drive with a beautiful view.
Written 23 November 2019
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Trip186315
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We hear about people dying in conflict every day around the world. Raw numbers sometimes numb our sense to really understand the magnitude of such tragic events. Coming to the Srebrenica genocide memorial is really shocking as it shows you what really is behind such numbers. This is not a fun place to visit, but something that everyone should still see to help us prevent such things in the future.
Written 3 September 2019
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