Memorial Day for Srebrenica - July 2015

A Solemn Commemoration for Srebrenica Memorial Day at Westminster Abbey

A Solemn Commemoration for Srebrenica Memorial Day was held at Westminster Abbey on 6th of July 2015 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The service was attended by members of the government and other political parties, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as representatives of faith communities in Britain.

More than 8000 Muslim boys and men were murdered in 1995 by the Serbs paramilitary. More than 10, 000 Muslims were subjected to “ethnic cleansing” and thousands of women and children were killed.

The Joseph Interfaith Foundation was represented at the service at Westminster Abbey by Mehri Niknam and Rabbis Alexandra Wright and Jonathan Wittenberg both of whom are members of the foundation’s National Council of Imams & Rabbis.

The Foundation cooperates with Srebrenica commission by taking university students and religious leaders to Srebrenica. The foundation also runs specific programmes for bringing the Srebrenica genocide and its causes to the attention of young people in England.

The event was also reported by the Jewish News at www.jewishnews.co.uk/interfaith-service-at-westminster-abbey-marks-20-years-since-srebrenica/.

FL: Rabbi Alexandra Wright; Mehri Niknam; Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg