Zulfija Bećirović

Encouraged by an exhibition commemorating Holocaust victims that she visited in the Netherlands, Zulfija Bećirović (b. 1960) donated letters to the archives of the Srebrenica Memorial Center in order to preserve the memory of her father, Zulfo (b. 1942).

Zulfo sent letters to Zulfija from 1992 to 1995. They stand today as historical documents that offer a first-hand account of the fall of Srebrenica and the genocide that followed.

“The final letters were the most difficult to read. He described, in great detail, the fall of Srebrenica and the shortage of food.”

Zulfija’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.