During the month of October this year, 3,475 high school students from Sarajevo Canton visited the Memorial Center of Srebrenica-Potocari, where they attended the history class and visited the Museum of Genocide.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Youth of the Canton Sarajevo (CS) was the organizer of the visit, intending for visits to the Memorial Center to become traditional.
Forty-one secondary schools, public and private, attended this year’s activity, with pupils from other classes attending Potocari in eleven organized visits together with 183 teachers.
Srebrenica genocide, slaying of more than 7,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) boys and men, perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica, a town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in July 1995. In addition to the killings, more than 20,000 civilians were expelled from the area—a process known as ethnic cleansing. The massacre, which was the worst episode of mass murder within Europe since World War II, helped galvanize the West to press for a cease-fire that ended three years of warfare on Bosnia’s territory. However, it left deep emotional scars on survivors and created enduring obstacles to political reconciliation among Bosnia’s ethnic groups.