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Jehanne van Woerkom,


“The Canadian example is inspiring”!
The letter of Mr. Jehanne van Woerkom, the member of the International Expert Team of the Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada, to the members of the Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada regarding the occasion of the adoption of second resolution on the Srebrenica genocide in the Canadian Parliament.
My sincere congratulations by the happy news that the motion to declare the 11th if july annually as the Srebrenica-Remembrance Day for Canada, has been adopted by the Canadian Parliament! Especially this is a special fact to me as a Dutch citizen: our Dutch soldiers, who changed the Canadian brigade in 1994 did nothing to prevent the Srebrenica-genocide at the 11th of July 1995... I am deeply ashamed: they were there to protect the population. They were there also in my name... You know about the EU-resolution, adopted January 2009 by the European Parliament to declare the 11th of July annually as the Srebrenica-commemoration day all over Western Europe and the Western Balkans. The answer of the Dutch government on te resolution was: "The only authentic commemoration of the fall of the Srebrenica-enclave (until nowadays the don't speak about the Srebrenica-genocide...) is taken place on the 11th of July in Potocari. In the Netherlands there is no need for it." As you see: still refusing joint guilt, joint responsibility. Denying its own failure. This year nevertheless, for the twentieth time, a small group of Dutch and Bosnian citizens will commemorate on the 11th of July the fall of the enclave together with a rather big attendance of Bosnian and Dutch citizens in the center of The Hague. (An impression on my website) On that occasion we yearly are demanding our authorities recognizing officially the Dutch part in the Fall of Srebrenica.
Who knows...the Canadian example is inspiring!
Best regards,
Jehanne van Woerkom (Political Committee for Peace at the Balkans Stari Most)