In memory of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide and on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the murder of innocent Srebrenica civilians, the Srebrenica Flower-Memory is being screened at the Old Bridge in Mostar yesterday night.
In this way, residents of Mostar wanted to express solidarity with the families of the killed ones.
The projection was organized by the Center for Peace from Mostar.
The flower has a message: white signifies innocence, green signifies hope, and eleven petals stand for July 11, 1995. It is made to show solidarity and to develop a symbol that everyone will carry with them in BiH and throughout the world.
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 genocide, 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.