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Memorialization of the Srebrenica Massacre

Scenes show the opening of a mass grave from the 1995 massacre of 7000 Bosnian Muslim men by Serb (Chetnik) forces while the Dutch UN Peacekeepers did nothing to protect the civilian population. 30,000+ people, mostly Bosnian Muslims, attended the memorial on July 10, 2007 where these photos were taken. 465 victims, found in mass graves and identified by DNA testing we formally buried at the Potocari memorial. The bodies were in modest wood coffins draped in green, and carried by the crowd over their heads to the burial site.

IAGS Group at Mass Grave unearthed June 28, 2007

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Predominantly Muslim mourners make a pilgrimage to the cemetery at Potocari, near Srebrenica.

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Mourners carry overhead remains of massacre victims unearthed from mass graves, identified by DNA, and buried in green-draped coffins.

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President Haris Silajdiz of Bosnia attended the commemoration and spoke
with mourners.

Haris Silajdzic won the Muslim Bosniak seat in the Bosnian three-member presidency. He is shown in center wearing a tie.

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Survivors of the Srebrenica Massacre tell their stories at the International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference, Sarajevo, July 2007

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Minira Subastic and Kadfa Hotic, Srebrenica
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Hasan Nuhanovic, (far right) was translotor for the UN Dutch forces while
his entire family was murdered. Next to him Ibrahim Karovic, Muhamed
Mesic. Mehmed Dizdar, Esma Palic
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Mehmed Dizdar, Esma Palic, both survivors of Arebrenica massacre.

Photos taken as part of the International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, July 2007. Photos by Stephen Feinstein.