Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town in the east of Bosnia, which was the site of an ethnic cleansing massacre in July 1995.
  • n. An ethnic cleansing massacre, a localized genocide.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Serbo-Croatian Srebrenica.

Examples

  • A while ago, there appeared a Facebook group (SRP) with the same name and 1,045 members - as well as a counter-group (SRP, ENG), whose 10,584 members are appealing to Facebook administrators to close the NOŽ ŽICA SREBRENICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! group because it “glorifies the acts of genocide that took place in Srebrenica, where 8,000 men and boys were murdered”:

    On Facebook, Cries to Close a Serbian Nationalist Group

  • SREBRENICA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- Thousands of Bosnian Muslims have prayed and remembered the dead in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica on Saturday, the 14th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II.

    BosNewsLife - Christian News Agency

  • The Internet initiative comes as Europe prepares to remember next month what is known as the Srebrenica Massacre.

    Activists Create Interactive Map of the Srebrenica Killings

  • He has reminded us that "the name Srebrenica has since served as a stark reminder of the need for the world to respond resolutely in the face of evil."

    Grace Williams: Lessons of Srebrenica: How the 15th Anniversary of Srebenica Can Guide Sri Lanka

  • Eight thousand Muslim civilians were executed in Srebrenica by Serbian soldiers in a couple of days.

    Boing Boing: July 9, 2006 - July 15, 2006 Archives

  • Of course, the massacre of Muslims by Serbs at Srebrenica is a terrible atrocity but it has to be seen in the broader context of Turkish imperialism.

    Archive 2005-10-09

  • American soldiers passed through Bratunac every day, and maintained a twenty-four-hour presence in Srebrenica, and they were reporting back through the regular channels that life was calm along the Drina.

    Peace is Hell

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday marks 15 years since 8000 Muslim men and boys were systematically killed by Bosnian Serb forces in what became known as the Srebrenica massacre.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • At the end, he said something I will never forget, a sentence that at the time sounded creepy and muddy: If something happens to my family back there in Srebrenica which is a Muslim enclave protected by UN troops, I swear to God that I will kill with my own hands the first Serb I come across here, my co-worker in Vienna, and I don't care that he is not guilty, I don't care if I go to prison forever ...

    Boing Boing: July 10, 2005 - July 16, 2005 Archives

  • The women were holding photographs of husbands, fathers, brothers, sons and boyfriends who had been disappeared a year earlier in a place called Srebrenica, a UN enclave where Bosnian refugees had turned over their protection to UN peacekeepers who stood passively as ten thousand of their men were marched off to be slaughtered.

    Eve Ensler: Kimya II: A Newer, More Quiet Raping in the Congo

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.