Friday 15 January 2016

Don't forget Srebrenica wall art

The genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian people 21 years ago will be the topic of a presentation from the University of Northampton’s Father Tim Curtis​ on Holocaust Memorial Day.

Father Curtis will be appearing at Northampton Borough Council’s commemoration event at the town’s Guildhall, where he we will presenting on the genocide in Srebrenica in the 1990s, with colleagues from Northamptonshire Police.

Father Curtis and police staff visited the sites of the civil war and genocidal atrocities last year in a trip organised by the UK charity Remembering Srebrenica, meeting former resistance fighters and mothers of those killed in the town.

A moving account of the harrowing stories Father Curtis discovered during the trip can be read here.

A pictorial presentation can be found here.

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place on Wednesday 27 January, from 6pm, at The Great Hall, The Guildhall, Northampton, NN1 1DE. It is open to the public.

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