The temporary monument Srebrenica is Nederlandse geschiedenis, a project by Bosnian Girl is displayed at the island of Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. The monument consists of 25 large portrait photos of Bosnian-Dutch 25 year olds. With the photos Bosnian Girl draws attention to the Srebrenica genocide in 1995, in which the Netherlands played a decisive role and for which no official monument had yet been founded.
The collective – an initiative of architect Arna Mačkić, theater director Daria Bukvić, policy officer Emina Ćerimović and filmmaker Ena Sendijarević – campaigns for an inclusive historiography and commemoration of this genocide in the Netherlands. The Kunstfort, a cultural institution where military heritage and contemporary art come together, is a symbolic destination for this temporary memorial. The starting point for Srebrenica is Nederlandse geschiedenis has been Het Plein in The Hague on the 11th of July, after which the monument travelled to Framer Framed in Amsterdam and now to Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen in the polder.
Robin de Puy (1986), Fotograaf des Vaderlands in 2016, portrayed the Bosnian-Dutch 25 year olds, as a connection between Dutch and Bosnian history through their dual background. The captions for each portrait were written by Chris Keulemans, who also interviewed the 25 youth.
The temporary monument has generously been supported by Stichting Media en Democratie, het VSB fonds, Stroom Den Haag and the Mondriaan Fund.
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is supported by the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Mondriaan Fund.