Srebrenica is a small city in Bosnia who throw-out the history had several names like Domavia, Argentaria, Bosnian Argentarija, Argentum. At the time of the reign of the Roman Empire of Srebrenica was the main center for the forgery of money and one of the largest blacksmiths of the Roman Empire. Their money was mentioned in 1387. Beside that they were known for exporting silver, so in 14th century it was the strongest city in Medieval Bosnia.
Unfortunately, their luck changed. Instead of going forward, Srebrenica was destroyed.
War in Bosnia and Herzegovina was going on from 1992 until the end of 1995.
11th July, 1995, will be remembered forever.
That is the day when Genocide in Srebrenica happened.
Let me give you some instructions how it got to this.
Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina started their way toward independence 15th October 1991.
Europe Union acknowledged that 6th of April 1992, and United Stated did it day after.
But, that didn’t help anyhow, because Bosnian Serb forces started the war. They wanted Bosnia to stay as a part of Yugoslavia, because then all the Serbs could live in one State. Declaring Independence of Bosnia, that wasn’t possible.
In 1992, Srebrenica was occupied, but later on group of soldier from Bosnia succeeded to win it again.
6th of July Bosnian Serbs started their offensive on Srebrenica. 5 days later Lieutenant Colonel requested emergency air help from NATO, but no one showed up. The plains that were already there tried to help, but they had to stop because they couldn’t see well. They Bosnian Serbs threatened them that they are going to kill soldiers from Netherlands if they don’t stop, and they aborted the mission. Thousands of people started running away towards the place called Potočari. Until the evening of the following day, nearly 25 000 people were killed. There was a camp they thought would be a safe place. Some of them started going through woods towards town called Tuzla.
In the next few days, 8372 people were killed there, and there are no words that can describe this situation, their fir, thoughts in last minutes, being helpless and just waiting for your death. :/