DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

07 April, 2010


PHOTO: Traumatized woman, Bosnian Muslim rape victim. Photo taken by Antony Loyd, noted war correspondent and former British Army officer. Image used for Fair Use Only and in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 for research and educational purposes.

During the 4+ years of its existence, this blog has received thousands of comments. But one comment in particular made me very sad. The following message was posted on 14 March 2010 by a person named Dzenita who commented on the Srebrenica genocide videos that we republished from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dzenita wrote:

"i was 6 years old and some nights i just cry all the time, i hear the screaming of other children,i see my mother being raped.and it shakes me,when people,still today,are proud of that "republic" called "republika srpska", based on dead people, i will never understand that proudness of "them", i cant

thank you very much for posting all the videos!
greetings to all people, who HATE rassicm!!!

After reading her comment, I responded by inviting her to contact me, but unfortunately I never received any response. It's understandable considering what she went through.

Dear Dzenita, if you are reading this, please drop me an E-mail. What your went through is not your fault. You should not suffer in silence. Witnessing rape is a highly traumatic experience. I want to make sure that you feel better.

Research on rape victims:
1. Serbs raped Bosniak women during the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide
2. Srebrenica child raped by Serb soldiers and hung
3. Women were also victims of the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre
4. Bosnia's rape babies: abandoned by their parents, forgotten by the state
5. Can Genocide be committed by forcibly expelling Women and Children?
6. Senida Becirovic, also known as Mila Jankovic
7. Bosnian Genocide rape victims suffer in silence
8. Facts: 25,000 documented war-time rapes in Bosnia-Herzegovina