Remembering Srebrenica

Suzanne Bardgett, director of the Holocaust Exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum, describes the setting up of the Srebrenica Memorial Room at the scene where the Bosnian genocide of July 1995 began to unfold.

On the edge of the city of Tuzla some 55km away lies the morgue and laboratory complex run by the International Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP), which has provided forensic assistance at the exhumation and identification of thousands of missing persons in Bosnia since the conflict ended. Visitors are shown into the vast refrigerated hall where the bodies and body parts of Bosnian Muslim men and boys are lined up in some 4,000 bags on shelves, awaiting identification. In an adjacent store are thousands of pieces of clothing and objects found with the dead when they were exhumed from the mass graves.

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