Survivor Of Bosnian Genocide To Speak At NJ College

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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP– In July 1995, Serb forces slaughtered more than 8,000 Bosnian-Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica–a town allegedly under UN protection.  In remembrance of this genocide, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has been hosting a series of commemorative and reflective programs.

The final event of the “Genocide: Never Again?” series is an evening with the author of Zlata’s Diary, in which the author will discuss her experiences and the experiences of children in wartime.  Zlata Filipovic, the author of Zlata’s Diary, is a child survivor of the Siege of Sarajevo and is often called the “Bosnian Anne Frank.”

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An evening with Filipovic will take place on Monday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville.

Filipovic’s lecture and discussion, which is free and open to the public, will feature light refreshments, and is suitable for younger audiences (grades 7 and up) as well as adults.  Professional Development Hours are available for NJ educators.

The Srebrenica massacre is considered the gravest atrocity committed in Europe since World War II. In addition to this month’s series of events, an art exhibit at the Noyes will run through the rest of the year.  Mixed media photo assemblages by artist Jehanne van Woerkom give testimony to the mass burial sites and suffering of the families who lost their loved ones. In conjunction with Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton College, the Noyes will host this powerful exhibition, which has been on exhibit in Amsterdam and The Hague, now through Jan. 16, 2011.


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