Remembering the Srebrenica Massacre


By Alexa Tieu

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A local community is remembering one of the worst tragedies in Europe since World War II.

Mirnes Alic was only ten in 1995, but he was old enough to remember one of the most tragic events of his heritage.

The massacre at Srebrenica.

"It's 18 years since the war in Bosnia ended, July 11th, 1995. That's when the biggest massacre in Europe occurred since World War II."

More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed during, what some refer to as a genocide.

Members of the Bosnian community who live in the Magic Valley came together Thursday evening to remember their loved ones.

"This is the first time that we're doing this here in Twin Falls within the Bosnian Population."

Although this is the first memorial celebration of the massacre here, Alic hopes it will continue on.

"Most of these people here went through war, I went through it. I was 10 years old when it was happening so we're going to try to keep it going and hopefully make it live for a long time for generations to come."

A new tradition to honor loved ones and remember all that was lost.

More than 150 people attended the remembrance.

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