Prijedor (Bosnia) Genocide Remembrance Campaign: WHITE ARMBAND DAY To remember. To see. To witness. ONLINE PHOTO CAMPAIGN MAY 31, 2015 *Send us YOUR photo wearing a “White Armband” to honor victims of genocide in Prijedor (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and be featured in our online campaign. Please help us spread the word, and invite your friends and family members to participate. Post your photo on the NEFBiH page/group/event page on Facebook | Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tweet your photo @NEFBiH If you have any questions about the vigil, please contact Edina Škaljić at email@example.com About White Armband Day: May 31st is the remembrance day of all the victims of genocide in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In May 1992, armed Yugoslavian forces and Serbian paramilitary groups released a command for all NON-Serbians to mark their households by hanging a white cloth from their windows, as well as, to wear a white armband if they were to leave their houses. This, in addition to other gross human rights violations, marked the beginning of concentration camps, mass rapes and murders, which resulted in genocide and ethnic cleansing against more than 95% of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) and Bosnian Catholics (Bosnian Croats) from Prijedor and surrounding areas. During the Holocaust in 1939, Nazis forced the Jews to wear white armbands with a blue Star of David. The white armband decree in Prijedor was the first such command after the Holocaust.
Categories: Genocide Awareness, Prijedor Genocide Remembrance Day
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