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Gradonačelnik Hamiltona proglasio 11. juli Danom sjećanja na žrtve genocida nad Bošnjacima Srebrenice

10. 07. 2017.

Saopćenje Instituta za istraživanje genocida, Kanada

Gradonačelnik Hamiltona proglasio 11. juli Danom sjećanja na žrtve genocida nad Bošnjacima Srebrenice

Povodom 22. godišnjice genocida u „zaštićenoj zoni UN-a“ Srebrenica, gradonačelnik grada Hamiltona, Fred Eisenberger na prijedlog članice Skupštine grada Maria Pearson je proglasio 11. juli Danom sjećanja na žrtve genocida nad Bošnjacima Srebrenice. Na elektronskom panou ispred zgrade Skupštine je napisano:

“11 juli Dan sjećanja na Srebrenički genocid u Hamiltonu.
Odajemo počast žrtvama genocida u Srebrenici.

Nije moguće naći prave riječi utjehe za žrtve genocida u Srebrenici, ali je moguće iskazati poštovanje prema žrtvama. Hamilton je pokazao svijetu da stoje uz žrtve genocida, da osuđuje i svako poricanje ovog genocida.
Žrtve imaju povijesnu dužnost pamćenja i podsjećanja na genocid, koji je nad njima počinjen. Idejni tvorci i izvršioci genocida imaju povijesnu dužnost da osude svoj genocid. Genocid u Srebrenici je zločin protiv Bošnjaka i protiv Bosne i Hercegovine, jer je imao namjenu da demonstrira planiranu sudbinu Bošnjaka i Bosne i Hercegovine. Genocid u Srebrenici predstavlja zaokruživanje procesa zločina nad Bosnom i Hercegovinom i njezinim građanima – dovršenje projekta „čiste“ srpske teritorije u Bosni i Hercegovini. Srebrenica se pojavljuje kao mjesto stravičnog zločina genocida i simbol stradanja drugih gradova u Bosni i Hercegovini. U Srebrenici se zaokružuje i dovršava barbarski pohod ekspanzionističkog režima koji je ognjem i mačem pravio "Veliku Srbiju". Zato je Srebrenica je čvorno mjesto mape i mreže zločina genocida  nad Bošnjacima.

Kultura pamćenja je Bosni i Hercegovini danas potrebna više nego ikada prije. Posebno je važno pitanje memorijalizacije genocida u Srebrenici. Srebrenica je vlasništvo Bosne i Hercegovine. Zato genocid u Srebrenici mora postati dio zajedničkoge bosanskohercegovačke kulture sjećanja uz povlačenje politike iz srebreničke kulture sjećanja. Institut za istraživanje genocida Kanada već radi na tome. Genocid se nužno treba proučavati i naučno istraživati iz naučnih i društvenih razloga. Obrazovanje i vaspitanje u procesu učenja su bitne komponente socijalizacije, u kojoj se usvajaju određena znanja, vrijednosti, norme, običaji i kultura u funkciji sjećanja i trajnog pamćenja. To je trajna obaveza sadašnjih generacija prema svim žrtvama holokausta i genocida, uključujući i genocid u Srebrenici.

I ako istina i pravda još uvijek nisu zadovoljene žrtve genocida nisu zaboravljene u Kanadi. Kanadska vlada u kontinuitetu na poseban način ispoljava senzibilitet i pijetet prema žrtvama genocida u Bosni i Hercegovini, a posebno u Srebrenici. To potvrđuje dvije rezolucije Kanadskog parlamenta o genocidu u Srebrenici, izložbena postavka o genocidu u Srebrenici u Kanadskom muzeju za ljudska prava, jednoj od najuglednijih svjetskih muzejskih ustanova, izučavanje genocida u Bosni i Hercegovini u kanadskim školama, otkrivanje spomenika žrtvama genocida u Srebrenici u Windsoru, prvom takvom komemorativnom spomen obilježju u Sjevernoj Americi, podjeli Cvijeta Srebrenice, simbola genocida, svim članovima Kanadskog parlamenta i proglašenje 11. jula Danom sjećanja na žrtve genocida u Srebrenici u gradovima Hamilton i Windsor.

Aktivnim odnosom prema kulturi sjećanja grad Hamilton i država Kanada  daju ogroman doprinos podizanju   svijesti šire javnosti o genocida u Srebrenici. Ova godišnjica je prilika da podignemo još više svijest šire kanadske javnosti o tragediji i patnji žrtava genocida, te da se sjetimo svih onih koji danas više nisu s nama uslijed genocida. Genocid u Srebrenici nije samo pitanje Bosne i Hercegovine, nego i cijelog svijeta. To je globalno pitanje.

Naučno istraživati genocid i druge oblike zločina protiv čovječnosti i međunarodnog prava ne podrazumijeva i ne zahtijeva samo poznavanje nauke o genocidu i naučne metodologije istraživanja genocida, već je to i pitanje hrabrosti, principijelnosti, ljudskog dostojanstva i dosljednosti u otkrivanju ljudske, društvene i naučne istine i njene odgovarajuće prezentacije naučnoj i društvenoj javnosti, kojom se utiče na individualnu i društvenu svijest u razvijanju pozitivnog sistema društvenih vrijednosti a etiketiranju zla i razvijanju pretpostavki njegovog društvenog, pravnog i moralnog sankcioniranja. U tom procesu evidentiranja doživljenog (neposredno i posredno) pamćenjem, poređenjem i vrednovanjem nužno je, pored ostalog, afirmisati i razvijati pozitivno i dobro u borbi protiv najvećeg društvenog zla, kakav je zločin genocida.

Institut za istraživanje genocida Kanada se zahvaljuje gradovima Hamilton i Windsor, te državi Kanadi na kontinuiranoj podršci u borbi za istinu o genocidu u Srebrenici i Bosni i Hercegovini i pravdi za žrtve tog zločina.Obaveza svih nas jeste da otkrijemo i utvrdimo ljudsku, društvenu i naučnu istinu o genocidu kao bitan uslov za ostvarivanje pravde i prava, bez kojih nije moguće postići pomirenje i graditi zajedničku budućnost u Bosni i Hercegovini.

Emir Ramić
Institut za istraživanje genocida, Kanada



Press Release of the Genocide Research Institute, Canada

Mayor Hamilton announced July 11th The Day of Remembrance of Victims of Genocide against Bosniaks of Srebrenica

On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in the "UN protected area" Srebrenica, Mayor of Hamilton, Fred Eisenberger, on the proposal of Councillor Maria Pearson, declared July 11th the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Genocide against the Bosniaks of Srebrenica. On the electronic panel in front of the building of the Assembly is written:

July 11.  Srebrenica Memorial Day in Hamilton.
Paying tribute to the victims of the Srebrenica Genocide.

At the end of the 20th century in the heart of Europe, Serbia and Montenegro and their authorities – pseudo-state creation Republika Srpska committed in a small Balkan state – the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the crime of genocide against Bosniacs, members of a national, ethnic, and religious group as such. This crime of genocide, by its extent, intensity, intentions, modus operandi, objectives, and consequences, was particularly noticeable in Srebrenica, the UN Safe Area in July 1995, when the Serbian aggressor (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – Serbia and Montenegro) along with their (Serb) collaborators and fifth-column from the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the accomplices from the dominant part of the international community, in and around UN Safe Area Srebrenica, during only one week in July 1995, captured, killed and buried in mass graves thousands of Bosniacs; buried alive hundreds of them; mutilated and slaughtered men, women, and boys; killed children before their mothers; forced a grandfather to eat the liver of his grandson; raped women and girls; expelled around 30,000 people, mainly women and children, presented the scenes from the Dante’s Hell. There are ample pieces of evidence attesting to these “scenes of unimaginable savagery”, including mass graves – primary, secondary, and tertiary. According to the ICTY, these are “indeed the scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of human civilization”.

The genocide has to be studied and scientifically researched, both for the scientific and social reasons. Education in the process of teaching is an essential component of socialization, in which certain knowledge, values, norms, customs, and cultures are acquired, all serving the function of memory and permanent remembrance. This is a permanent obligation of the present generations towards all the victims of the Holocaust and genocide, including the victims of the Srebrenica genocide.

It is the obligation of all of us to detect and identify the human, social, and scientific truth about genocide and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law, being an important condition for achieving the justice and rights, without which it is not possible to get the reconciliation and build the common future in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Government of Canada has continuously and in a specific manner displayed its sensibility and piety towards the genocide victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly Srebrenica victims. The proof is also this monument to the Srebrenica genocide victims here in Windsor, which will permanently remind all of us surviving genocide victims, witnesses, and successors, including the free democratic society in Canada with its developed individual and societal consciousness about the worst evil committed against the innocent, barehanded, and helpless human beings, just because of their national, ethnic, racial, and religious background.

We express the sincerest and deepest human gratitude to Canada for: recognizing Bosnian language as a World heritage language; using Bosniac ethnic in all the statistical and other Canadian data; adopting two Resolutions on genocide in Srebrenica and in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Canadian Parliament; the towns of Hamilton and Windsor that paid tribute to the genocide victims in Srebrenica; celebrating the 31st May in Canada as the World Day of White Ribbons; the request of the Canadian Government to implement the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court decision on non‑constitutionality of 9 January; having the permanent exhibition on the genocide in Srebrenica and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights; recognizing the relevance of the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Statehood Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as opening of the monument in Windsor.

Studying scientifically genocide and other forms of crimes against humanity and international law does not include and does not require only the knowledge of the science of genocide, methods of genocide research, but it is rather the matter of bravery, principle attitude, human dignity, and consistency in disclosing the human, social, and scientific, truth and its presentation to the scientific and general public, by which we influence the individual and social awareness related to the development of the positive system of social values, and label evil, and at the same time create conditions for its social, legal, and moral sanctioning. In this process of registration of experience (indirect and direct) through the remembrance, comparison, and valuing, it is important, among other things, to affirm and develop positive and good in fighting this worst social evil, as genocide is.

Professor Emir Ramic
Chairman of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

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