is a village in the Republika Srpska
in the Srebrenica
municipality in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina
, 6 km north-west of the town of Srebrenica. In the 1991
census it had 4,338 inhabitants, of whom 93% were Bosniaks
and 7% were others, mainly Serbs
During the war in Bosnia the village was in the Srebrenica enclave. Along with all other places in the enclave its population swelled as it hosted refugees from neighboring parts of Bosnia.
When Serb forces overran the enclave in July 1995
they carried out the Srebrenica genocide
Post war period
The main Srebrenica Genocide Memorial
and cemetery are located here. The biggest donation for the funding of the memorial and cemetery was made by the US government, and the memorial was dedicated by former president Bill Clinton
; during the 10th anniversary commemoration another 619 of the victims were buried. Today there are 2,000+ people buried here. As more of the 8,200 massacre victims are exhumed from mass graves and identified, it is likely they will be interred here.