Mass Graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Installation view at the Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre, which was a part of the larger Bosnian Genocide undertaken by the Republika Srpska. In an enclave protected by the UN, Serbian armed forced brutally attacked and killed several innocent Bosnians — men, women, children, no one was spared.

To learn more about the Srebrenica Massacre, check out this article

To remember all those who lost their lives in this genocide, an exhibition titled “Mass Graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina” was held, first at the Gazi Husrev Beg Library, and then at the City Museum in Sarajevo. The good folks of Islamic Arts Magazine were present there to click photographs of the exhibition.

In this post, I have put together some of the photos clicked at the exhibition, to help you get a better perspective on the tragic turn of events.

Mass grave at Rudnik Miljevina (the mine Miljevina), Foca, Bratunac
Mass grave at Rudnik Miljevina (the mine Miljevina), Foca, Bratunac
Potocari, Srebrenica
Potocari, Srebrenica
Potocari, Srebrenica
Potocari, Srebrenica
Potocari, Srebrenica
Potocari, Srebrenica
Mass grave at Trnopolje, Prijedor
Mass grave at Trnopolje, Prijedor
Mass grave at Budak, Srebrenica
Mass grave at Budak, Srebrenica
The map of mass graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so far discovered
The map of mass graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so far discovered
Installation view at the Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo
Installation view at the Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo
Mass grave at Sandici, Bratunac
Mass grave at Sandici, Bratunac
Installation view at the Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo
Installation view at the Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo

All photos (C) Islamic Arts Magazine