Hull City Council is supporting the Srebrenica Memorial Day through two acts of remembrance.
This Sunday, 11 July, marks 26 years since the Bosnian genocide in Srebrenica, where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim people, mainly boys and men, were murdered on the basis of their ethnicity and religion. The Bosnian genocide is the worst atrocity to occur in Europe since WW2. Around two million people were displaced by the genocide and ethnic cleansing, with around 10,000 Bosnians coming to the UK.
In Hull, faith and civic leaders are coming together at the Guildhall for a commemoration event, to not only remember those who lost their lives, but to also celebrate those who build bridges between communities and change attitudes and behaviours of others, along with challenging those who seek to divide. A Srebrenica flag is flying on the Guildhall pole throughout the week to mark the commemoration.
Hull City Council Leader, Councillor Daren Hale said: “I encourage people in Hull to pay tribute and take a moment of reflection to remember all those who perished. Together we must unite against hatred and learn the lessons of the Bosnian genocide.”