Srebrenica Memorial Day 11 July 18

Cumbria County Council welcomes a survivor of the Srebrenica genocide, Elvira Mujkanovica.

Elvira has very kindly offered to share her experience with us to enable staff to learn more about the Bosnian War and the genocide at Srebrenica, and remember this significant episode in modern history.

The talk will take place in the conference room from 9.45am until 11am.

Elvira Mujkanovic turned 18 on the day war broke out in May 1992, when the Bosnian Serb Army moved in to turn the primary school in her home village of Trnopolje in the north of Bosnia into a concentration camp.  Several years of intense fighting and the forced displacement of Bosnian Muslims, including the separation of families followed.

The onslaught culminated in the notorious massacre at Srebrenica in 1995 when about 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys who sought refuge in a United Nation's "safe area" were murdered by Serbian forces in the worst mass killing since the Holocaust.

To enable our staff from around the county to have the opportunity to remember the victims and survivors we have also arranged to have an exhibition online.

Srebrenica Memorial Week runs from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July 2018 and the theme for 2018 is "Acts of Courage"

To find out more about Srebrenica Memorial day please click here