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“A very moving experience”
Review of Gallery 11/07/95

Gallery 11/07/95
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The first Memorial gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina - exhibition place aiming to preserve the memory on Srebrenica tragedy and 8372 persons who tragically lost their lives. Through a wide range of multimedia content - images, maps, audio and video materials, the Gallery aims to offer its visitors the documentary and artistic interpretation of the events that took place during July 1995 in Srebrenica.
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We definitely recommend a visit to this small, but very powerful museum on the genocide of July 1995. Entry is very reasonably priced at 10KM, and our admission cost included a free tour in which the guide explained the events of July, as well as the various photographs around the gallery. There are some interactive computers in which you can find out day-by-day details of July 1995, and you can hear personal accounts of survivors and civilians. It is a small museum and will probably only require an hour of your time, but that hour will be well worth it. Very moving.

1  Thank Laura9986
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The exhibit was well worth seeing/ Although it was quite small, the information provided in the space is plentiful. The whole vibe given off is a sense of suspense and horror as the sound of a heart beating plays over the intercom. Anyone travelling to Sarajevo, it would be a shame for you to miss this. It is truly shocking and life changing.

Thank Cody K
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Whether you know something or not about what happened in July 1995 in Srebrenica (Eastern Bosnia), whether you've seen some of these thoughtful photos before or not, this gallery dedicated to the victims of genocide is a must see place when in Sarajevo. Easy to find, is located at the second floor of the building right next to the Cathedral in the centre of Sarajevo.

As soon as the door of the elegant elevator opens, it takes your breath away... Don’t rush then. The gallery is a new-style memorial centre, so printed on the entrance’s wall, you’ll see the names of the 8000 and more victims of the evil that took place in one summer week of 1995. Behind the glass door begins the exhibition of black and white powerful photos. Art doesn’t corrupt the truth, on the contrary. Tarik Samarah, one of South-eastern Europe’s most talented photographer, spent years compiling the project " Srebrenica - genocide at the heart of Europe", working close to the victims in their search for the missing, following investigators and forensics during the exhumations, or entering at the risk of his life in the former Srebrenica UN peace-keepers’ compound, then under the perpetrators’ control, to immortalize the wall graffiti before they were erased. Before establishing the Gallery 11/07/1995 in Sarajevo, Tarik has widely exhibited his works most notably at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC and United Nations building in New York. His photographs were used by NGOs in a 2005 billboard campaign throughout Serbia to raise awareness about the massacre at the time of its 10th anniversary.

His selection of his Srebrenica photo collection gives you an overview of the tragic recent past. It is not too big but very overwhelming, confronting, emotional and yet so peaceful. You may wish to know more about the story behind the photographs, then ask the friendly staff to guide you. And if you feel to spend more time, you may watch all the testimonies or other virtual documents available on screens.

Although often in Sarajevo, although I was among the journalists who foresaw and wrote about the evil that was coming in the small enclave that was supposed to be safe and protected by UN forces, I always pay a visit to the Gallery and always learn something more. Often Tarik and his team organize additional exhibitions (recently on Syria) or screening of short-fiction movies signed by renowned filmmakers from the region and dedicated to recent evil in the heart of Nobel peace prize awarded Europe. If you believe that “never again” is not just a phrase, this is the place where you will not just learn about the past but where you will also get inspired and understand the pressing need of sharing the universal yearning for a more peaceful world.

3  Thank Florence H
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

No doubt this gallery has to be seen. Learning about the horrors of this massacre here is important on a visit to Bosnia and Hercegovina. The photographs are powerful and moving. The gallery itself is relatively new inside. However because there were about 10 people in the gallery, being able to use any of the audio/visual exhibits, including the stories on the computers and the video interviews was not possible for us, despite waiting for some time. Given the cost of the gallery (higher than similar cultural exhibitions) we were both a little disappointed not being able to view all the subject matter and would wish there were more displays available for when several people are visiting. That being said the gallery is still certainly worth seeing when in Sarajevo because of its subject.

2  Thank AdventureExplorer
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

This exhibition of photographs and video is about a massacre so it is very depressing. The minute I entered I felt very moved.

Although you can see the photos in about 30 mins, the audio visual explanation of what happened at srebrenica is very detailed and worth the extra hour or two if you have time and want to gain a full understanding. There are also a number of videos of survivors explaining the effect it had on them and their families, very very tragic.

The venue is very well designed and laid out, this is extremely well curated.

Thank Soyyyo
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