Kadefa Rizvanović

Kadefa Rizvanović (1967) lived with her family in the village of Voljavica until they moved to Srebrenica at the beginning of the war, where they remained until July 1995. With the fall of Srebrenica, men and women were separated – men tried to reach the “free territory” and women stayed in Potočari.

“My husband just kissed me and said, ‘Take care of the kids.’ I never saw him again.”

More than 20 members of Kadefa’s family were killed in the Srebrenica Genocide, including her husband Mirsad (1970) and brother-in-law Midhat (1974).

As a last memento of her husband Mirsad, Kadefa donated his hair clipper to the archive of the Srebrenica Memorial Center for permanent retention.

Kadefa’s testimony was documented within the multimedia project, “Memento: Fragments of the Srebrenica Genocide,” which is produced by the Srebrenica Memorial Center and the Post-Conflict Research Center.