Memorial held in Bowling Green for Srebrenica Genocide

Published: Jul. 10, 2016 at 6:53 PM CDT
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A piece of European history was remembered in Bowling Green Sunday night in Circus Square Park.

Bosnian's and others gathered to remember the Srebrenica Genocide that happened 21 years ago.

Event organizers say the part of history isn't taught in schools and it's the largest European genocide since the Holocaust.

They believe holding an event like this educates people who may not know about it.

"And breakdown barriers about Bosnian people and different ways that might not seem like their own. So our thought is to be able to share them and show what great assets they are to the community," Director of the Kentucky Museum Brent Bjorkman said.

There are just over 60,000 people who live in Bowling Green and of that number, almost 10,000 are Bosnian.

Guest speakers at Western Kentucky University will also address the topic of surviving genocide at 6 p.m. Monday at the Kentucky Museum.