Bosnian Serb forces captured the town in Eastern Bosnia which had been declared a UN Safe Area on July 11, 1995.
In the following days more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered and buried in mass graves. Thousands of women, children and the elderly were forcibly deported.
Lambeth Council will mark Srebrenica Memorial Week, which takes place from 5th to 11th July.
Word from Cabinet
Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth Council’s cabinet member for Equalities and Culture, said:
“Srebrenica Memorial Week is an important anniversary that allows us to honour the victims and survivors of not just the genocide in Srebrenica, but all genocides.
“It’s really important that we teach current and future generations about the consequences of hatred and intolerance in all communities.
“Through this, we’ll be able to create a better, stronger and more cohesive society here in the United Kingdom and across the world.”
Time to reflect
Holding an event with members of your family and lighting a candle, to reading survivor testimonies or considering some of the points for discussion are just some of the ways residents can remember and acknowledge Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War.
Visit www.srebrenica.org.uk for more information.
The theme for this year’s commemoration is Every Action Matters.