A story of survival in the Bosnian genocide

In the run up to Holocaust Memorial Day (Saturday, 27 January), all this week we’ve been hearing from survivors who made refuge here in London after fleeing from their home country.

We heard from Safet Vukalic who was born in Bosnia in 1976.

It was a diverse country made up of Bosnian Serbs, Bosnian Croats and Bosniaks – the muslim population in the country. In 1992, Bosnian-Serbs resisted the country’s independence, fighting instead for an independent Serbian State in Bosnia.

This led to the rest of the population, especially the Bosniaks being persecuted.

Safet told Henry his story of survival and why we must continue to connect with the atrocities of the past.

James Dickman 26th January 2024