Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute




Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide

This event was held virtually as a Zoom webinar and streamed via YouTube Live

Please join us for an event organized by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, CUNY. Featuring Hasan Hasanović, head of research at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and himself a genocide survivor, and Ann Petrila, professor of practice and coordinator of Global Initiatives at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.

In the hills of eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina sits the small town of Srebrenica–once known for silver mines and health spas, now infamous for the genocide that occurred there during the Bosnian War. In July 1995, when the town fell to Serbian forces, 12,000 Muslim men and boys fled through the woods, seeking safe territory. Hunted for six days, more than 8,000 were captured, killed at execution sites and later buried in mass graves. In honor of Genocide Awareness Month, join us for a special conversation with the authors of Voices from Srebrenica: Survivor Narratives of the Bosnian Genocide, who will discuss the practical and ethical challenges of working with heavily traumatized survivors; why it’s crucial to document their lives before, during, and after the war; as well as how and why the tragic lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant.

This event is presented in partnership with The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati; The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan CollegeThe Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the US Military Academy at West Point, and the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University.