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A woman mourns among the graves of Serb citizens of Sarajevo killed by shells and snipers during the Serb siege of the city, at Lion Cemetery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 1993.

NO DIESEL! PEOPLE BRING IN BODIES ON HAND TRUCKS
We had nothing left anymore and we asked those who needed to bury somebody to give us their wardrobes. And we got those wardrobes. The people brought the wardrobes; we brought the wardrobes and various wooden planks. And we made makeshift coffins so that we could bury the dead. In 1994 we paid the black marketers 30 marks for a liter of gas. We had to buy it to transport the deceased from their homes to the mortuary and from the mortuary to the cemetery. It was horrible, horrible. It was impossible to find gas. It was impossible to find the planks for coffins. We coped and even in such conditions I can say the burials were performed in a correct manner. No burial was performed without the presence of a priest and all burials were performed in a civilized manner. This is what we are very proud of. Let me tell you that from the beginning of the war to the end of 1994 we buried 15 thousand people in Sarajevo. That would be a three-kilometer long trench, one and a half meters deep and a meter wide. You can imagine, all of it was dug manually because the Serbs took away the machine for digging. The German machine which could dig a grave in 8 minutes while we needed 2 people digging all day. Because they were exhausted and weak.
Vlado Raguz
Director of the Funeral Services Company

Excerpt From: Sarajevo survivor testimonies from OPSADA (The Siege) by FAMA International


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The bodies of dead Bosnian soldiers just collected from the frontline lie in the morgue at Kosevo Hospital, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, February 1993

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Bosnian refugees, many from Sarajevo, cling to each other as their Red Cross bus departs for sanctuary in western Europe, Zagreb, Croatia,1992.

GOING OUT OF SARAJEVO
Sometime in June 1994, as part of the project Witnesses of Existence, I came out of Sarajevo for the first time, went to Biel, a small town near Bern. That was the first time I got out. I went with about five artists and the organizers of the exhibition·..To get out of Sarajevo, besieged, shelled and are in a town where normal, peaceful life was going on, where people walked about the streets after nine o'clock, quite ordinarily. It was a bit of a shock, a bit unforgettable·. A woman came, a rich Swiss woman in a fur coat. Prosperous looking, well groomed, you could see she was rich. She looked at our exhibition and we laughing and joking and all at once she began to cry. The crying of that woman made me realize the full force of what was happening to us. I'd never thought about it. Looking at her as if she were me, like I might before the war have visited an exhibition showing some terrible catastrophe that had taken place. Looking at the dreadful and moving pictures of it, of course I would cry. But as a witness of it here was me laughing and she, as a visitor felt the full drama and began to cry. It was then that I became aware of what was happening to us in Sarajevo.
Edo Numankadic'
Painter

Excerpt From: Sarajevo survivor testimonies from OPSADA (The Siege) by FAMA International

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Sarajevans take advantage of a lull in shelling to search for water and food during the early months of the Bosnian Serb siege of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 1992. Almost 2,000 children, and over 10,000 people in total were killed in Sarajevo during the 3-1/2 year siege.

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Two girls in class on the first day of school since the siege of Sarajevo started 17 months before, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, September 1993.

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An orphan boy eats a meal of cold gruel and breadcrumbs at the unheated Sarajevo orphanage during the Bosnian Serb siege of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 1993. Almost 2,000 children, and over 10,000 people in total were killed in Sarajevo during the 3-1/2 year siege.

HUNGER IN SARAJEVO
We went to find the costumes, because we couldn't afford to make new ones. I picked one costume from the wardrobe of that tailor shop and tried it on, and turned sideways toward the mirror, and Kaca said, oh great, it's good, we'll take it. It had only one sleeve. When I turned around to the other side, the dress was so asymmetric, and me so thin so I asked what we were going to do with this Biafra detail.

As absurd as it may sound, the war was one of the most beautiful parts of my life. It is horrible to be face to face with death all the time, with tragedies, with injuries. But, there was another side as well, that purity of emotions, which we shared with each other. Everything was clear, everything was simplified, and that made it human. Which was wonderful. When someone was scared, he said that he's scared, when he loved someone, he would show that. If we wanted to help each other, we would act as if we did. As much as we could under the circumstances.
Minka Muftic
Actress

Excerpt From: Sarajevo survivor testimonies from OPSADA (The Siege) by FAMA International

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An old man walks amid the ruins of Sarajevo in April 1993, exactly one year after the Bosnian Serb siege of the city began. At right is the infamous 'Sniper Alley'.

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The destroyed interior of the Bosnian National Library where thousands of priceless books and documents burned after Bosnian Serb gunners fired incendiary shells at the building in 1992, photographed here during the final days of the division of the city, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 1996.

NATIONAL LIBRARY BURNS
I went out in the courtyard, which was partially paved in concrete, because there is a garage, and everything is kind of gray. Behind it is some greenery, and then on the concrete I saw big black pieces of burned paper. And then it was awful. I realized at one moment that the National Library was on fire? These papers were great big pieces of paper, and on these big burned pieces of paper you could make out some of the writing. There must have been really high temperatures. It was terrible. When I went into the house I told everyone. We all were very attached to the National Library building, because it was located on one of the main thoroughfares, and wherever you went in Sarajevo, you had to pass the National Library. By that beautiful wonderful building which was truly a symbol, a symbol of the city. I did feel sorry about that building, but I also thought we were finished. Yeah, because at that point we were afraid - we did feel sorry about our city - but we were more afraid for our lives. We were thinking, "this is it, this is the end, its coming closer, it'll be here soon."
Zlata Huseincehajic'
Boutique Owner

Excerpt From: Sarajevo survivor testimonies from OPSADA (The Siege) by FAMA International

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A Bosnian soldier walks through the Kosevo soccer field that was turned into a graveyard after the city's cemeteries filled up, during the final days of the division of the city, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 1996.

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Alan Trtic, left, and his friend Sasha Prajzler play their guitars in a portrait amid the ruins of a section of the Sarajevo suburb of Dobrinja, which was virtually cut off from the rest of government-controlled Sarajevo during the Bosnian Serb siege of the city. Residents of Dobrinja suffered terribly in the siege, and people even resorted to burying their dead in their backyards and gardens as to get casualties into the city was incredibly dangerous

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SARAJEVSKA MOLITVA

Kumim te Bogom, veliki Bože,
skloni sa svijeta životinje!
Neka preostane sve od mačijeg roda,
moje sirotinjstvo neka preostane,
ali - skloni životinje.
U pseći rod ne diraj,ne dotiči tice,
samo te molim,
milosni Bože -skloni životinje.
Skloni životinje, sa obronaka, skloni.
Skloni životinje, preklinjem te Bože -
ali mi ne diraj svinji ni vepra,
ne diraj slavuja,
ni kućnog šarenog pjevača.
Ne diraj mi ništa
u šta je lijepo pogledati!
Ne diraj ništa.
Ali životinje svakako skloni.
Mrava ne diraj,i marvu zanemari,
ali životinje - skloni.
Gdje si ih metno, otuda ih skloni.
Sa svijeta, gdje si ih metno, skloni.
Skloni ih, Bože, i pomozi im, Bože.
Niko im, bez Tebe, pomoći ne može
Nema im nigdje stana ni staništa,
na oba svijeta - kuće ni kućišta.
Skloni ih, Bože,sa oba svijeta.
Skloni, i pomozi.


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