NIGHT AT THE SREBRENICA GENOCIDE MEMORIAL IN POTOCARI (JULY 10, 2012)
Photos by: Dado Ruvic.
Lightning is seen during a storm under the Bosnian Genocide Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial, near Srebrenica July 10, 2012. The bodies of 520 recently identified victims of the Bosnian Genocide at Srebrenica will be buried on July 11, the anniversary of the massacre when Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic slaughtered 8,372 Bosniak men and boys and buried them in mass graves, in Europe's worst massacre since World War Two.
But this was not the only atrocity committed by Serb forces in this part of eastern Bosnia. Srebrenica was under the siege between May 1992 and July 1995. In the first three months of the Bosnian war alone, Serb forces killed at least 3,166 Bosniak women, children and elderly men in and around Srebrenica and adjoining municipalities. All this occurred more than three years before the Srebrenica Genocide.