A Solemn Commemoration for Srebrenica Memorial Day will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday 6th July at Noon.
The Service will commemorate the 8,372 men and boys massacred in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995, during the Balkans conflict of 1992 to 1995. The Service will also reflect on the lessons of Srebrenica in the 20th anniversary year of the genocide, and look with hope to the reconciliation of peoples and faiths.
In 1993, Srebrenica had been declared a UN Safe Area, under the watch of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR). In July 1995, Bosnian Serb paramilitary units overran and captured the town, despite its designation as an area 'free from any armed attack or any other hostile act.'
In the days following Srebrenica's fall, 8,372 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically massacred and buried in mass graves. It was the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.
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