Temporary Monument on Wilhelminaplein
As part of the campaign Srebrenica is Dutch History is from June 18th it Temporary Monument of Bosnian Girl can be viewed at Wilhelminaplein. The exhibition takes place mainly to raise awareness of the horrific genocide of 1995 among the Dutch population.
The Temporary Monument, a series of 25 portraits made by renowned photographer Robin de Puy, is one of the ways in which the collective Bosnian Girl wants to generate awareness about the atrocity of the genocide in Srebrenica and the role that the Netherlands played in it. On July 11, 1995, more than 8.000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered. It was the largest genocide in Europe since World War II. according to Bosnian Girl it is high time that the genocide in Srebrenica became a permanent part of the collective Dutch consciousness.
The Temporary Monument was developed to support the preparatory committee Srebrenica National Commemoration. They have been organizing the commemoration on the Plein in The Hague for years and from today the Temporary Monument can also be admired in Rotterdam for a month.
CBK Rotterdam supports this project because of the urgent need to commemorate more attention for this part of our history and to offer recognition to the large Bosnian community that Rotterdam knows.