Survivor spreads the message

A survivor of the Srebrenica genocide is marking the 21st anniversary of the atrocity by telling his story to UK students and schoolchildren.

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 11:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 12:49 pm

Bosnian Muslim Nedžad Avdić miraculously escaped death at the hands of Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995.

Nedžad spoke to students and staff at The Chalk Hills Academy and the University of Bedfordshire last week.

The visit was organised by UK charity Remembering Srebrenica and supported by the university after staff and students went to Bosnia-Herzegovina on the Lessons from Srebrenica educational visit.

Lecturer Dr Helen Connolly said: “I am determined that more people learn about the terrible genocide. It is vital that young people appreciate the chances they have here to get an education when many in Srebrenica had their lives destroyed because of hatred and intolerance.”