Monday, July 11, 2016

Srebrenica, July 11th, 21 years after the Genocide.

Every year, there is a peace march (Mars Mira) between Tuzla and Potocari, near Srebrenica. It follows the route taken by boys, men and some women when they tried to escape to safety, after Srebrenica fell to Ratko Mladic on July 11th 1995. Only this time, it goes in opposite direction, honouring the over 8000 who died during this one week period. Upon arrival in Potocari (The walk takes 3 days and covers about 120 km), the memorial ceremony takes place and the burial of the dead will happen. Every year the remains of the identified bodies are laid to rest. There are still around 1000 bodies that have not been buried. Some are yet to discovered.

A man is praying at the burial of the dead at the Potocari memorial cemetery on July 11th 2014
Thousands of family and friends came to help and to pay respect that memorial funeral that took place in Potocari,
near Srebrenica, on July 11th this year.
After the rainfall, the graves were full of water. this man is preparing the grave for a relative who can finally
be laid to rest, 19 years after the genocide which took place in Srebrenica in July 1995.
The victims of the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica are buried at the Potocari memorial cemetery, on July 11th 2014
Advija can finaly lay her father to rest. He is one of 520 people being buried on July 11th 2012.

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