Surviving the Bosnian Genocide: The Women of Srebrenica Speak

In July 1995, the Army of the Serbian Republic killed some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys in and around the town of Srebrenica the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II Surviving the Bosnian Genocide is based on the testimonies of 60 female survivors of the massacre who were interviewed by Dutch historian Selma Leydesdorff The women, many of whom still live in reIn July 1995, the Army of the Serbian Republic killed some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys in and around the town of Srebrenica the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II Surviving the Bosnian Genocide is based on the testimonies of 60 female survivors of the massacre who were interviewed by Dutch historian Selma Leydesdorff The women, many of whom still live in refugee camps, talk about their lives before the Bosnian war, the events of the massacre, and the ways they have tried to cope with their fate Drawing on their memories, though fragmented by trauma, the women tell of life and survival under extreme conditions, while recalling a time before the war when Muslims, Croats, and Serbs lived together peaceably By giving them a voice, this book looks beyond the rapes, murders, and atrocities of that dark time to show the agency of these women during and after the war and their fight to uncover the truth of what happened at Srebrenica and why.
Surviving the Bosnian Genocide The Women of Srebrenica Speak In July the Army of the Serbian Republic killed some Bosnian men and boys in and around the town of Srebrenica the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II Surviving the Bosnian Ge

  • Title: Surviving the Bosnian Genocide: The Women of Srebrenica Speak
  • Author: Selma Leydesdorff Kay Richardson
  • ISBN: 9780253356697
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. It was a beautiful collection of memories. I was glad I had context to the genocide, since this doesn't always follow a coherent order you would need for a first encounter with the history. It is important to hear and give women the opportunity to speak, especially when they have been abused, ignored, and silenced for so long.

    2. Oral histories have the power to relate a huge array about the human experience and Leydesdorff's collection of testimony from the genocide in Srebrenica conveys the full weight of tragedy and isolation felt by the women who survived.I will have a full review of this book in a forthcoming issue of the Oral History Review from Oxford University Press.

    3. One of the most emotional and shocking books I've ever read. I loved that the author didn't just focus on the genocide itself, she asked the women about their life before the genocide. When we learn about genocide, we don't learn about the aftermath or the survivors. This is what this book is about - women living with the trauma of witnessing unchecked brutality, being subjected to sexual and/or physical assault, poverty, and the pain of having their relatives killed only for their religion and [...]

    4. Good to read, for better understanding.Verschrikkelijk was er in Srebenica is gebeurd en nog triester is dat de overlevenden weinig hulp krijgen. Ze zijn ook nu nog vooral bezig met overleven en hebben hun verlies nog geen plaats kunnen geven. Dit boek gaf mij inzicht in de gruwelijkheden die in Bosnie hebben afgespeeld . Gruwelijk maar boeiend

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