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).

09 January, 2011


Bosnian Genocide Memorial in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York

OTHER THAN SREBRENICA: Srebrenica is one of four legally validated genocides that occurred in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the 1992-95 Serbian aggression. Other notable cases of the Bosnian Genocide include international judgements in the following trials: Prosecutor v Jorgic (Doboj), Prosecutor v Djajic (Foča), and Prosecutor v Sokolovic (Kalesija/Zvornik). All three cases were tried in Germany -- at the request of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) -- to ease caseload of the ongoing trials at the Hague.

Both Nikola Jorgic and Maksim Sokolovic were convicted of genocide (other than Srebrenica); Novislav Djajic was acquitted, but the court confirmed that genocide against the Bosniak population was committed by the Serb forces in eastern Bosnian municipality of Foca.

Dedicated to the Bosnian Genocide

The 15-food-high work is welded black steel and depicts Christ's death, but there is no crossbar on this cross. Instead, the crucified skeleton's arms are pointed skyward. The monument remains dedicated to the Bosnian Genocide - the event referring to at least 500,000 Bosnian Muslim victims of a brutal Serbian ethnic cleansing campaign in which Serb forcess killed not less than 65,000 to 75,000 Bosniaks during the 1992-95.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, officially the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York, is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is the largest Cathedral and Anglican church and fourth largest Christian church in the world.

"It's really a crucifixion and a resurrection at the same time," said the sculptor, Francis Krivicich.

"I felt the greatest gesture, and even more important today, was Christ's seflessness - giving up himself to save us all, but then becoming a spirit in the hope that we would all would be a spirit with him," said Krivicich, a New York City native who now lives in the Plains, Va.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113th Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights. The inside covers 121,000 sq ft (11,200 m2), spanning a length of 183.2 meters (601 ft) and height 70.7 meters (232 ft). The inside height of the nave is 37.8 meters (124 feet).

Excerpt from the Observer-reporter, 28 March 1994, p.C6, follows: