On 11th July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces captured the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Under the command of Ratko Mladic, Serbian forces committed the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two, as they systematically murdered more than 8,000 Bosniaks in under two weeks. Bosniaks are Bosnians who believe in a united multifaith Bosnia. The…Read more Remembering Srebrenica
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, 28 January 2020 Yesterday I attended the UK National Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 at Central Hall in Westminster. This year commemorates 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and is an occasion of national significance. Welcomed by Laura Marks OBE, Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, we…Read more Holocaust Memorial Day and Islam
As One Human Family (Bani Adam), we remember the victims of genocide, who lost their lives at the hands of people who allowed their souls to be consumed with ignorance, hatred and violence. “…if anyone slays a human being – unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth – it…Read more Holocaust Memorial Day 2014
We must work together for the common good of our Human Family (Bani Adam) and never let horrific atrocities like this happen again.
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong 21 September 2011 Recently, I’ve been asked about my views on Palestine and the future prospects for peace in the Middle-East. This Friday, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority is expected to officially submit a request to recognise Palestinian statehood. What then are the future prospects for a peaceful and…Read more UN Vote on Palestine and Prospects for Peace in the Middle-East
It's Going to Rain Valdemar Kalinin It’s about to rain, getting darker, The leaves have long fallen from the trees, Leaving desolation where just an old man Roams, Picking handfuls of earth where Roma Perished. During this war Nazis shot them dead, Roma seized and put in wagons, oh Filled with children and the Roma…Read more Untold Stories : Holocaust Memorial Day 2011
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is commemorated internationally on 27th January each year. This date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the day in 1945 on which the Soviet Army liberated the largest Nazi concentration camp – Auschwitz-Birkenau. Each year, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust urges everyone in the UK to pause and reflect…Read more Holocaust Memorial Day 2010
“To The Onlookers” by William Hayen When our backs are turned, when someone stares at us, we feel them. You who watched the killing, and did nothing, still feel the eyes of those dead on your bodies. How many see you as you pick a violet? How many oak branches twist into hands begging for…Read more Holocaust Memorial Day 2009