Survivors to Share Experience on Srebrenica Genocide

Survivors to Share Experience on Srebrenica Genocide

Canadian Museum For Human Rights
Guests gather at the grand opening of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg on September 17, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Two survivors of ethnic cleansing and genocide in the former Yugoslavia will speak to a group at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Saturday.

Fadil Kulasic of Toronto and Kerim Bajramovic of Boston will share their own personal experiences to mark the 20 years since the massacre at Srebrenica, where 8,100 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were killed.

The event, being organized in partnership with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Association of Manitoba, will take place between 2-4 p.m.

“You have to talk about it because otherwise the hatred just kills you inside,” Kulasic said. “You have to talk about it and recognize it for what it was. That’s when forgiveness can happen. Denial hurts the victims and it hurts everyone.”

The discussion coincides with the museum’s exhibit on Srebrenica called “Breaking the Silence.”

— Staff


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