Srebrenica Stories

In 2020 11th July marked the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica.

Only 50 years after the holocaust and the world’ s determination of “never again”, 8,372 Bosnian men and boys were systematically executed in a preplanned operation to ethnically cleanse the eastern Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica.

Remembering Srebrenica Scotland shows how unchallenged, hatred and intolerance can take a multi-ethnic country from peace and stability to the scene of the worst Human rights atrocity in Europe since the 1940s.

As part of online events happening, Remembering Srebrenica Scotland has put together a podcast series which explores the impact of taking part of a delegation. Delegates discuss what they learnt while visiting Srebrenica and meeting survivors and what they will do with this learning in future.

The links to each podcast can be see below but you can also listen to them all on Spotify at:


The Chair of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland, the Very Rev Lorna Hood, introduces the podcasts:

Almasa Salihovic, Teacher, Translator and Delegation Guide

Almasa shares her story of growing up in Bosnia during the war.

Jamie Spurway

Jamie, a freelance diversity trainer and coach, talks about his experience:

Robert McNeil, MBE

Former forensic technician, Robert reflects on his experiences and the impact of uncovering evidence of genocide in Bosnia.  He is a Trustee of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland:

Anas Sarwar

Anas, MSP for Glasgow, discusses the impact of the visit to Srebrenica as part of a delegation in June 2019

Joy Brahim, Councillor

Joy reflects on her trip to Srebrenica as a delegate with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland in 2019.

Michael Russell MSP

Michael shares his reflections from his trip to Srebrenica with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland in 2015.