8,372 steps to remember Srebrenica

Remembering the worst European genocide since the Holocaust.

This year we are encouraging residents to take part in a walk to remember. Kirklees residents will be walking 8,372 steps – a step for each victim of the Srebrenica genocide. If you’d like to take part you can do this any time from Monday 4 July to Sunday 18 July.

Take a photo at 8,372 steps (or as close as possible!) and share it through your social media. Please tag in @KirkleesCouncil and @KirkleesCI or email it to Cohesion@kirklees.gov.uk and we’ll share it for you.

The 11th July 2021 marks the 26th anniversary of the genocide in which over 8,000 Bosnian-Muslims were brutally killed over the course of just a few days. “Remembering Srebrenica is vitally important in not only educating future generations on what we can learn from the genocide, but also in inspiring people to act to build stronger communities that cherish diversity and stand against hatred, intolerance, and prejudice within the UK. “Please join me and thousands of others in remembering the victims of Srebrenica so that we can ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.”

Between 11 and 16 July 1995, 8,372 Bosnian men and boys were tragically killed by Serb forces in the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia. In 2009 the European Parliament declared 11 July to be the official Memorial Day to commemorate this tragedy.

The Council and communities of Kirklees have come together annually to commemorate the events of 1995 and work to ensure that such terrible events never occur again.

We can all take part to challenge prejudices and hatred that lead to tragedies like Srebrenica. Most importantly, to remember what happened so that we can stop it from happening again and spread the light of peace.

*Due to existing Covid Restrictions, the event will be participatory in nature and attendance is by invitation only.

Last year in 2020, Remembering Srebrenica organised over 1,700 community actions and its National Commemoration was watched by over 20,000 people and over 89 million learning opportunities were created throughout Srebrenica Memorial Week.

For further information on the work of the charity please visit:

Remembering Srebrenica Website

Remembering Srebrenica Facebook page

Remembering Srebrenica Twitter page.