The Shadows of Srebrenica Fifteen years on, haunting images of the massacre that shamed Europe. On July 11, 1995, the Serbian army entered the town of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina and in the days that followed killed 8,000 Bosniak men and boys. The Srebrenica genocide was the largest mass murder in Europe since the end of World War II, and the country is still recovering from the war that ended 15 years ago. Hatidza Mehmedovic, who lost her husband and two sons in the genocide, stands in a Srebrenica cemetery. At the gate of the Srebrenica cemetery, Mehmedovic gestures toward a memorial marker with the number 8,372, though no one knows precisely how many Bosniaks were killed. Near the small town of Papratne Njive, in central Bosnia, each year Serbs mourn the Serbian soldiers and civilians killed by Bosnian forces during the war. Today in Sarajevo, physical traces of the war are everywhere. In the suburb of Novo Sarajevo, a boy plays basketball in the shadow of a bombed-out hotel that has yet to be renovated or torn down after 15 years. Fazila Efendic lost her husband and son during the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.