Srebrenica Mothers Commemorate 1,300 Men Killed in Mass Execution

The Kravica warehouse was one of the most notorious killing sites during the genocide of Bosniaks by Bosnian Serb forces following the fall of the town of Srebrenica on July 11.

The Bijela Kuca (White House) killing site. Photo: Nihad Suljic.

Every year, mothers of Srebrenica victims and genocide survivors visit the killing sites, commemorating their loved ones by laying flowers and praying.

Photo: Nihad Suljic. 

Some of them said that 28 years later, memories are still vivid.

"We are carrying the pain until the end of our lives," Naza Hasanovic from the Women of Srebrenica association said during the visit to Kravica.

Photo: Nihad Suljic. 

The mourners visited all 13 sites in the area where Bosniaks were killed by Bosnian Serb troops and police in July 1995, including the old police station in Srebrenica.

Photo: Nihad Suljic.

Flowers were also laid and a Muslim prayer recited in front of the former Elektroprenos building in the village of Potocari, known as the 'White House', where Bosniak men were detained. Few survived to testify about what happened there.

Photo: Nihad Suljic.

The massacres of more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys have been legally classified by international courts as genocide, although the definition is not accepted by Bosnian Serb or Serbian political leaders.

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