16 episodes

Over the course of a mid-Summer week in July 1995, more than 8,000 men and boys were systematically killed in a small Bosnian town called Srebrenica. 'Untold Killing' tells the little-known story of genocide and ethnic cleansing right in the heart of Europe through the voices of those who survived it. It’s a tale of betrayal, injustice, and what the world’s wilful ignorance towards ethnic persecution leads to.

A co-production from Message Heard and Remembering Srebrenica. Hosted by Aleksandra Bilić.

‘Untold Killing’ marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

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    • 4.8 • 215 Ratings

Over the course of a mid-Summer week in July 1995, more than 8,000 men and boys were systematically killed in a small Bosnian town called Srebrenica. 'Untold Killing' tells the little-known story of genocide and ethnic cleansing right in the heart of Europe through the voices of those who survived it. It’s a tale of betrayal, injustice, and what the world’s wilful ignorance towards ethnic persecution leads to.

A co-production from Message Heard and Remembering Srebrenica. Hosted by Aleksandra Bilić.

‘Untold Killing’ marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

    The Discovery

    The Discovery

    In the late summer of 1992, a group of British journalists travelled to the lions’ den of the Bosnian War to investigate claims of brutal concentration camps filled with thousands of civilians. What they found there, during the course of just one day, confirmed their worst fears. And showed the world the true nature of a war that was just getting started.

    For more information and resources visit: https://www.srebrenica.org.uk/podcast/
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    • 37 min
    The Takeover

    The Takeover

    Before thousands of non-Serbs ended up detained in concentration camps, their town and their local community became so divided that friends and neighbours came to stand on opposing sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. This disintegration took just a couple of years - thanks to propaganda, fearmongering and a well-organised coup.

    For more information and resources visit: https://www.srebrenica.org.uk/podcast/
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    • 38 min
    The Camps

    The Camps

    The detainees' lives changed completely from one day to another after being taken to the concentration camp. Now revolving around torture, killings and everpresent fear, they had to adjust to a new kind of existence in the long hot days of a Bosnian summer.

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    • 37 min
    The Killing Days

    The Killing Days

    With each passing day, the conditions in the Bosnian Serb-run concentration camps get more brutal and less human. In July 1992, detainees die and live at the whim of their guards who come up with ever more twisted ways of torturing and killing their former neighbours and friends.

    For more information and resources visit: https://www.srebrenica.org.uk/podcast/
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    • 46 min
    The Journalists

    The Journalists

    After months of languishing in the concentration camps with no hope of salvation, everything changes for the detainees in just one day. On the 5th of August 1992, they are visited by foreign journalists whose reporting finally ends their imprisonment.

    For more information and resources visit: https://www.srebrenica.org.uk/podcast/
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    • 42 min
    Irresolution

    Irresolution

    Each survivors’ release brought them to the start of a lifelong journey. Scattered across the world and Bosnia, they try to come to terms with what they’d lived through.

    For more information and resources visit: https://www.srebrenica.org.uk/podcast/
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

Ridders 53 ,

A lesson we ignore at our peril

This is a very moving and emotional story of the genoside in Bosnia. How a modern, civilised European country can be exploited by nationalist extremists, how ordinary people (mainly men but also women)can become willing participants in mass murder and rape.
The harrowing stories that the survivors talk about cannot be easily comprehended by we who live in a peaceful country, and must struggle to understand the cruel and inhumane behaviour of people who are sons, husbands, brothers and uncles, now living and walking amongst us, without us knowing their murderous past behaviour.
We cannot now ignore the unwarranted and illegal invasion of Ukrainian by Putin. His soldiers have shown they have the same capacity for rape and murder as the army of Slobodav Milosovic and Ratovan Caradic.
Many thanks to the survivors of Srebrenica for having the courage to tell their stories, hold your heads high, and don’t let the world forget.

FloFoz ,

Powerful

Wonderfully told and unbelievably sad. Thank you to all the mothers and survivors for sharing your pain and stories. We must never forget.

Pippadip ,

Important and compelling

Sensitively handled and compellingly told.

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