The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide, was the July 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in and around the town of Srebrenica in July 1995, during the Bosnian War.
The killings were perpetrated by units of the Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of Ratko Mladić. The Scorpions, a paramilitary unit from Serbia, who had been part of the Serbian Interior Ministry until 1991, also participated in the massacre.[ Prior to the massacre, United Nations (UN) had declared the besieged enclave of Srebrenica, in of northeastern Bosnia, a "safe area" under UN protection. However, the UN failed to both demilitarize the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) within Srebrenica and force the withdrawal of the VRS surrounding Srebrenica. UNPROFOR's 370 lightly armed Dutchbat soldiers were unable to prevent the towns capture and subsequent massacre A list of missing or killed people during the massacre compiled by the Bosnian Federal Commission of Missing Persons contains 8,373 names. As of July 2012, 6,838 genocide victims have been identified through DNA analysis of body parts recovered from mass graves; as of July 2013, 6,066 victims have been buried at the Memorial Centre of Potočari.
Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide
Museum of Genocide
Price: 60€ per person
Period: All year round
Days: Everi Day
Departure: 8.00 AM
Return: 6.00 PM
Included: Car or van, professional driver, knowledgeable guide.