Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide (Paperback)
In the hills of eastern Bosnia 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 8000 were captured, killed at execution sites and later buried in mass graves. With harrowing personal narratives by survivors, this book provides eyewitness accounts of the Bosnian genocide, revealing stories of individual trauma, loss and resilience.
About the Author
Ann Petrila is a professor of the practice and coordinator of Global Initiatives at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work. Her areas of expertise include global cultural perspectives, trauma, and genocide. Every summer she leads an experiential Bosnia-based course and internship program for University of Denver graduate students. Hasan Hasanovic survived the genocide in Srebrenica and is currently the head of the research department at the Srebrenica-Potočari Genocide Memorial Center in Bosnia. He lectures around the world about genocide and the risks of revisionist history and denial.