15. November 2019.

Memorial Quilts

Memorial Quilt 1: The Weavers’ Quilt

The first Srebrenica Memorial Quilt commemorates 20 victims of the Srebrenica genocide.  These individuals were the family members of the women of BOSFAM.

 

The first quilt contains no last names and the women of BOSFAM dedicate this quilt to all the victims who share the first names of their loved ones.  Subsequent quilts have the first and last names of the individuals being commemorated.  In cases where multiple individuals had the same first and last name, the initial of their father’s first name is also woven on the carpet.

Our desire is to return some form of each victim’s identity, thus creating a permanent memorial.  No mother gave birth to “Missing Person #XXXX.”  This is our way of commemorating the victims of the genocide and supporting those who knew and loved them.  We wish to thank everyone who has and continues to support this project.

-Women of BOSFAM

Memorial Quilt 2: The Srebrenica Quilt

Victims are remembered in this quilt are children, born and unborn, boys and young men, old men and old women, girls and women, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, parents and children.

Alija Hodžić

Born on March 7, 1976. Disappeard with his father and brothers, Alija and Kemal.

Kemal Hodžić

Born on July 2, 1974. Disappeard with his father, brother and sister after the fall of Srebrenica.

Alija Hodžić

Born on May 6, 1971. Disappeared with his father, brother and sister.

Fikret Bumbulović

Born on October 30, 1976. Buried at the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center. His mother Zifa, wove the panel with Fikret’s name.

Selvedin Dizdarević

Born on April 13, 1979. His mother Sadeta, continues to search for her son.

Fatima Parić

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Born on October 18, 1921. She was 74 years old when she was killed.

Redžo Purdić

Born on April 1, 1913.

Remzudin Hasanović

Born on January 1, 1982.
Memorial Quilt 3: The Teachers’ Quilt

This quilt is dedicated to school staff. They loved books, loved their students, and disappeared along with many of them.

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Hajrudin Bečić

Born on November 3, 1958.
Memorial Quilt 4: The Diaspora Quilt

This quilt is dedicated to the relatives lost of those now living outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Esed (Rešida) Mustafić

Born on November 8, 1968.
Ćilim sjećanja 5: Ćilim bosanskih amerikanaca

This quilt is dedicated to the lost relatives of those now living in the United States.

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Memorial Quilt 6: Relatives of BOSFAM

This quilt is dedicated to the family members of BOSFAM weavers who were lost in Srebrenica.

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Memorial Quilt 7: The Bratunac Quilt

This quilt is dedicated to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide who lived in the municipality of Bratunac.

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Memorial Quilt 8: The Petriča Quilt

This quilt is dedicated to all those lost who were neighbors on the street of Petriča in Srebrenica.

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Memorial Quilt 9: The Town of Srebrenica

This quilt is dedicated to those lost during the genocide that lived in the town of Srebrenica.

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Memorial Quilt 10

This quilt is dedicated to the lost relatives of those now living in the United States.

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Memorial Quilt 11

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Memorial Quilt 12: The Potočari Quilt

This quilt is dedicated to the residents of Potočari who were lost when Srebrenica fell.

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Memorial Quilt 13: The Zvornik Quilt

This quilt is dedicated to those lost from the city of Zvornik.

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Memorial Quilt 14: The Children’s Quilt

This quilt commemorates child victims of the Srebrenica massacre under the age 16.

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Memorial Quilt 15: The Women’s Quilt

This quilt commemorates female victims of the Srebrenica massacre.

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Memorial Quilt 16: The Family Quilt

This quilt is dedicated to families that were slain in Srebrenica.

Memorial Quilt 17: The 20th Anniversary Quilt

This quilt was made for the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in 2015 and is the centerpiece of the memorial quilt exhibition in Potočari.