Memorial service on the anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

Memorial service on the anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

After the Holocaust, the world vowed “Never Again”. Sadly, horrific acts of violence did not stop. In July of 1995, over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim people, mainly men and boys, were brutally murdered in the name of ethno-nationalism. This week we remember all of those who lost their lives in the Bosnian genocide. We come together in combating hatred in all its forms and hope to ensure that “Never Again” will become a reality abided by all.

Memorial Service at the Galicia Jewish Museum:

• Small exhibition
• “What happened in Srebrenica?” – a short lecture
• 20-minute documentary
• A candle lighting service

Aimee Mica Goldsmith will lead memorial service.

Aimée Mica Goldsmith graduated from the University of Witswaterstrand in South Africa, Johannesburg with an BADA Honors degree. Her most notable work is a stage play she wrote Sarajevo (previously titled Cheers to Sarajevo), which she also played the lead role of Mirela. The play has been performed at festivals in Austria, Johannesburg, Cape Town. In 2018 Aimèe and her team were invited to perform Sarajevo in Ottawa, Canada. They opened for a symposium (“21st Century Reflections on Sexual Violence in Wars and its Transgenerational and Transnational Impact”). After this, Aimée realised the importance and educational benefits of her production. Sarajevo was then performed at The Holocaust and Genocide centre in Cape Town as part of the Remembering Srebrenica Memorial, of which Aimèe is the representative of in South Africa. In 2019 Aimèe was awarded the subsidy for “The Travel and learn with the JHGC,” in Poland. She wrote her experiences as an online diary entry, “Memory and truth.” Aimèe is currently working with the educational team at The Galicia Jewish Museum.