The Lessons of Srebrenica

photoWorld leaders joined 50,000 mourners today to remember the victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II — the killing of nearly 8,000 Bosnian Muslims exactly 10 years ago, when Serbs overran the U.N.-protected Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica.

Outmanned and outgunned Dutch U.N. troops watched on as Srebrenica's men and boys were slaughtered, and their bodies dumped in mass graves.

Along with the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda, what unfolded in Srebrenica in July 1995 has gone down in the history of the 20th century as one of the worst human catastrophes.

Hear about the lessons of Srebrenica ten years on.


David Rohde, correspondent for the New York Times reporting from Bosnia and Herzegovina and author of "Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II"

Tom Gjeltin, national security correspondent for NPR

Robert Donia, visiting professor at The University of Michigan and author of Islam under the Double Eagle: The Muslims of Bosnia and Hercegovina

This program aired on July 11, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.


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