7. December 2019.

Srebrenica Memorial Quilt Exhibitions

The Srebrenica Memorial Quilts have been widely shown in Bosnia, Western Europe, and North America as part of the larger campaign by BOSFAM and The Advocacy Project.

Many exhibitions have taken place in Washington, D.C. and New York to share the quilts and the women’s stories with American audiences. The quilts have also been taken to the Hague during the trial of Radovan Karadzic, the mosques of the Bosnian diaspora in St. Louis, and, of course, to Potočari in Srebrenica, the site of the genocide. By the end of 2013, well over 100,000 people had seen one or more of the Srebrenica Memorial Quilts.

This year, BOSFAM will once more bring their memorial quilts to Srebrenica to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the genocide

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St. Louis, USA

In July 2007, The Advocacy Project and BOSFAM brought the first quilt to the opening of a new mosque in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, the new home of about 30,000 former Srebrenica residents, on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. St. Louis families commissioned new squares from BOSFAM to create the Diaspora Quilt

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Embassy of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Washington, DC

In 2008, the Diaspora Quilt is displayed at the Bosnian Embassy in Washington, DC at an event commemorating the 13th anniversary of Srebrenica.

Bosnian Muslim women from Srebrenica, hold a hand woven carpet with the names of their killed relatives embroidered, before boarding a bus, in Sarajevo, early on 24 October, 2009. Buses carrying about 200 Bosnian Muslim family members of the war victims departed Sarajevo to the Hague, Netherlands,  to demand swift trial and severe punishment for Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, facing war crimes trial, scheduled to begin, early on 26 October. Families of victims from Srebrenica along with others from Bosnia are planning to hold rallies in front of the Hague tribunal building until they are assured that Karadzic trial is fair to the victims. AFP PHOTO ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

The Hague, The Netherlands

In 2009, the advocacy group, The Mothers of Srebrenica, take two of the quilts to the Hague for the opening of the trial of Radovan Karadžić at the International Criminal Tribunal. This photo is seen in media around the world.

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The United Nations, New York City

In 2012, the Srebrenica Diaspora Quilt is one of thirteen advocacy quilts exhibited by The Advocacy Project in the atrium of the United Nations building in New York City. The exhibition draws an estimated 80,000 visitors.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

In 2010, the Diaspora Quilt is shown at events including an exhibition at a library in Burien with the local branch of the Congress of North American Bosniaks and the inauguration of a new Bosnian mosque. Journalist Peter Lippman uses the quilt to illustrate his talk about life, death and recovery in Srebrenica.

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Union, New Jersey, USA

In 2013, the Diaspora Quilt is displayed, along with 23 other advocacy quilts, at Kean University, where it was used by professors to illustrate themes of war, peace and genocide.