War Crimes in Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992 - 1995. July 14, 1995. In the areas around Srebrenica, a small town in eastern Bosnia -- in fields, warehouses, and other locations – some 7,800 men and boys were killed. Why Srebrenica?. What happened at Srebrenica?
War Crimes in Bosnia-Herzegovina
1992 - 1995
July 14, 1995
In the areas around Srebrenica, a small town in eastern Bosnia -- in fields, warehouses, and other locations – some 7,800 men and boys were killed.
Larry Hollingworth, British UNHCR field Officer:
“…I thought of the many Serbs that I know around this country, and I wondered: do they want the history of the Serb nation to include this chapter, a chapter in which their army drove innocent people from village to village until finally they are cornered in Srebrenica, a place from which there is no escape, and where their fate is to be transported out like cattle, or slaughtered like sheep?”
The nature of the war:
rights of citizenship becomes rights of ethnicity
Aryeh Neier, former executive director of Human Rights:
“In the case of the Serbs, the abuses followed a clear pattern and practice and were so widespread that it is clear they were a part of a policy made at the highest level…In the case of the Croats, the abuses reflect, at least, tolerance of atrocities by the principle authorities. …In the case of the Bosnians, the atrocities are an ugly stain on the government’s record.”
Silber and Little:
The mountains and valleys of this beautiful republic were scarred with charred and battered towns and villages from which at least half the population had either fled, been expelled, or killed.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Committee on Conscience