Thursday, July 12, 2007

From Srebrenica: A mass grave

This particular grave, according to what we were told by those in charge of the project, was a "secondary" grave, i.e. the bodies were reburied here in a place where the remains would be less easily discovered. Hence the bodies are not whole and often families receive remains over a number of years as they are identified.

[Pictures by Joshua D. Clark]

1 comment:

Srebrenica Massacre Editor said...

Thank you for posting these horrible photos. One photo is worth more than a thousand words.

As the director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Kathryne Bomberger recently pointed out in NEWSWEEK:

Quote: "In 1999 we had hit a brick wall in making identifications—if there was no body there was no crime. After [former U.S. secretary of State] Madeleine Albright said [the United States] had satellite photos showing mass graves, the perpetrators went out and dug the bodies and moved them. We found one body in four different locations 50km [30 miles] apart."