Survivor talks to students about genocide

First Minister and Church of Scotland mark tribute for 20th anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide
This year�"s 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide was marked today (10 July) with a high-profile memorial service in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, addressed by Scotland�"s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The service at the Cathedral was organised by the Scotland Board of the UK charitable initiative Remembering Srebrenica, working with the First Minister�"s office. It was attended by a genocide survivor with Srebrenica mothers, who lost husbands, sons, fathers and brothers in the atrocity - the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War.
It is part of a series of high-profile events across the UK to commemorate the genocide in the week leading up to 11 July - Srebrenica Memorial Day. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal represents the UK in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Srebrenica-Poto?cari Memorial Complex tomorrow (11 July).
More than 150 specially-invited guests gathered to hear Nura Bego
First Minister and Church of Scotland mark tribute for 20th anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide This year�"s 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide was marked today (10 July) with a high-profile memorial service in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, addressed by Scotland�"s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The service at the Cathedral was organised by the Scotland Board of the UK charitable initiative Remembering Srebrenica, working with the First Minister�"s office. It was attended by a genocide survivor with Srebrenica mothers, who lost husbands, sons, fathers and brothers in the atrocity - the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War. It is part of a series of high-profile events across the UK to commemorate the genocide in the week leading up to 11 July - Srebrenica Memorial Day. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal represents the UK in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Srebrenica-Poto?cari Memorial Complex tomorrow (11 July). More than 150 specially-invited guests gathered to hear Nura Bego

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

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

Nedžad spoke to students and staff at at Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College in Kempston 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: “Having been to Srebrenica, I am now determined that more people learn about the terrible genocide that occurred there and ensure that such acts cannot happen again. It is vitalthat young people appreciate the chances they have here to get an education when many young people in Srebrenica had their lives destroyed because of hatred and intolerance.”