The Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and Cemetery is a site dedicated to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, which took place during the Bosnian War in July 1995.
The memorial and cemetery are located in the town of Potočari, just outside of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The site includes a museum, a memorial wall with the names of the victims, and a cemetery where more than 8,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys who were killed in the genocide are buried.
The Srebrenica genocide was one of the worst atrocities in Europe since the end of World War II. It was committed by Bosnian Serb forces under the command of General Ratko Mladić, who were attempting to create a Serbian state in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over the course of several days, more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were systematically executed and buried in mass graves in and around Srebrenica.
The Srebrenica Genocide Memorial and Cemetery serves as a reminder of the horrors of war and the importance of remembering and honoring those who lost their lives. The museum offers exhibits that document the events leading up to the genocide and the atrocities committed during it. The cemetery is a place of pilgrimage for families and friends of the victims, as well as for visitors who come to pay their respects and learn about the tragic history of the region.