Remembering Srebrenica 2022

the graves of Bosnian men and boys in Srebrenica

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

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.

Each year, we come together with the communities of Kirklees to commemorate the events of 1995 and work to ensure that such terrible events never occur again.

Remembering Srebrenica Youth Conference

60 young people will take part in a full day educational event to mark Srebrenica Memorial Day 2022.

Pupils from Castle Hall Academy and Cambridge Street School have been invited to the Holocaust Centre North in Huddersfield to learn about this year’s theme of Remembering Srebrenica, Combatting Denial: Challenging Hatred.

Holocaust Centre North provides a suitable environment for the young people to learn about the dangers of combatting denial. They will finish the day by taking part in a discussion with a survivor from both the Holocaust and the Bosnian genocide.

Commemoration at Dewsbury Town Hall

In partnership with the 6 million+ Charitable Trust ‘Remembering Srebrenica – We were without bread’ event will take place at Dewsbury Town Hall on 14 July.

6 million+ is creative arts project with an extended family of refugees and local communities. They exchange and express stories of the Holocaust, genocides, and contemporary persecution at home and abroad. And they challenge discrimination of any kind and work towards a kinder future.

Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said:

“11 July marks Srebrenica Memorial Day, the 27th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men were brutally killed in just a few days.

“In Kirklees, and across the UK, communities are only too aware of the damaging impact that denial and hatred can have for individuals and community cohesion.

“As we remember those innocent lives taken, we reignite our determination to challenge hatred, intolerance, prejudice, and discrimination where we see it.

“Together we can stand up to any hatred in our own communities and build a stronger and safer society that champions tolerance and cherishes diversity.”

Councillor Masood Ahmed, the Mayor of Kirklees, said:

“We must never forget about the tragic events that saw over 8,000 Bosnian-Muslims killed.

“Hatred and intolerance are something that we cannot let flourish.

“It is paramount we teach the next generations about the genocide and ensure they learn lessons from the tragedy.

“However, we must all take a stance and tackle prejudice and discrimination in all forms to build stronger, diverse and cohesive communities for the future.”

For further information on the work of the charity in the Yorkshire and Humber, please follow their Twitter Account – Remembering Srebrenica Yorkshire and Humber Board

The Remembering Srebrenica Yorkshire and Humber Board are looking for new board members. If you are passionate about challenging hatred and would like a chat to discuss the work of the board, please email Jo Richmond, Chair of the Remembering Srebrenica Yorkshire and Humber Board,

To keep up to date with the national organisation please visit:

Remembering Srebrenica Website

Remembering Srebrenica Facebook page

Remembering Srebrenica Twitter page.