About the book
July 1995. Serbian fighters murder thousands of Muslims from the Srebrenica enclave, a safe haven under the protection of Dutch blue helmets. What does Dutchbat do? It watches as men and women are separated, drives refugees out of its base and fills the diesel tanks of the vehicles in which Bosnian Muslims are deported.
The battle for Srebrenica is not over yet. Crucial questions surrounding the fall of the enclave remain unanswered, relatives are still seeking recognition and justice, soldiers are struggling to come to terms with their trauma while their superiors are summoned to appear before a judge.
Now, twenty years after the fall of the enclave, Westerman has brought together his most enduring and revealing work about the Balkans from his time as a correspondent. In the afterword he examines the lasting emotional damage done to the soul of the Dutch people by the events at Srebrenica.