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Thirty years after the Srebrenica massacre, the wounds have not yet healed



“I live in Srebrenica, I have been back for seventeen years. Some people have not changed since the war, I listen to what they say, I read the comments on social networks. After my return and until 2015, I did not say a single word about what happened to me, except when it was necessary. I thought that was enough. Today, almost thirty years after the genocide, it is clear that this is not the case.”says Nedzad Avdic, one of two Srebrenica residents who survived the massacre at the Petkovci Dam near Zvornik. There, more than 800 people fleeing the town were executed by a unit of the Bosnian Serb Army. Nedzad was 17 at the time.

In Srebrenica, we talk near the memorial-cemetery of the victims of the genocide committed in this town. Dozens of members of Nedzad’s family are buried there: close relatives, including his father, as well as his friends.

After the fall of Srebrenica, a UN-protected enclave, on 11 July 1995, hundreds of Bosnian Muslims, detained in several locations in the municipality of Bratunac, were taken to the school in Petkovci, where they were locked up in classrooms on two floors. Despite the

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