Friendship in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War – Surviving with the help of the Jewish Community
‘In this European war, Jews were not the victims. In this war, Jews were saving Muslims and Christians. During the Bosnian war (1992-1995), the Jewish community of Sarajevo refused to take sides, opened their own humanitarian aid agency inside the city’s synagogue, and were soon joined by their Muslim, Croat and Serbian friends. While outside of the besieged Bosnian capital, nationalist politicians swore these ethnic groups could not get along, here’s a group of people who never got the memo. An inspiring story of friendship and commitment’.