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St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle: Commemoration of the 1995 Bosnian Genocide
July 11 @ 18:30
From Smajo Beso of Newcastle’s Bosnian Community
You are warmly invited to Newcastle’s St Nicholas Cathedral on Thursday 11 July at 6.30pm to remember the victims and survivors of the single largest atrocity mass killing on European soil since the Second World War.
This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Bosnian genocide, in the town of Srebrenica, Bosnia, which took place in July 1995, when Serbian nationalists massacred 8,372 Bosnian men and boys. The women and young girls were subjected to a different form of genocide through sexual violence and rape.
We hope by bringing people of faith and of none together and sharing our experiences of the war, we can rediscover our commonalities; we can challenge hatred and intolerance in order to build better and safer communities for us all.
The programme will feature testimonies from Bosnian genocide survivors, also talks by Allan Little (former BBC correspondent) and Emlyn Pearce (blogger and writer). Bosnian refreshments will be served from 6pm. All are welcome and admission is free for this powerful evening of remembrance, inspiration and unity – please register using the link below or by email.
It would be great to see you there.