Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide
|Date||Thu, Apr 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm|
In the hills of eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina sits the small town of Srebrenica–once known for silver mines and health spas, now infamous for the genocide that occurred there during the Bosnian War. In July 1995, when the town fell to Serbian forces, 12,000 Muslim men and boys fled through the woods, seeking safe territory. Hunted for six days, more than 8,000 were captured, killed at execution sites and later buried in mass graves.
In honor of Genocide Awareness Month, join the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College for a special conversation with the authors of Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide, who will discuss the practical and ethical challenges of working with heavily traumatized survivors; why it’s crucial to document their lives before, during, and after the war; as well as how and why the tragic lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant. Featuring Hasan Hasanović, head of research at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and himself a genocide survivor, and Ann Petrila, professor of practice and coordinator of Global Initiatives at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.
This event is organized by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College and is presented in partnership by The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati; The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the US Military Academy at West Point; The Harriman Institute at Columbia University; and The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University.
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