Surviving the Bosnian Genocide: The Women of Srebrenica Speak
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Surviving the Bosnian Genocide: The Women of Srebrenica Speak

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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 re...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Indiana University Press
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Hannah
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.
Tim
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.
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