*Survival in Sarajevo:

Jews, Muslims, Serbs and Croats Working Together During the Bosnian War, 1992-1995
Event detail
 

This exhibition tells the story of how when war came to Bosnia in 1992 and the multi-ethnic city of Sarajevo was besieged, a handful of Holocaust survivors and their offspring turned a synagogue into one of the most effective humanitarian aid agencies operating inside the war zone.  For three years, Muslims and Jews, Serbian Orthodox and Catholic Croats, all worked together in the Jewish community’s aid agency, La Benevolencija, (Ladino for good will). The exhibition features photographs taken by Edward Serotta, who covered the conflict for Time magazine, Die Zeit and Süddeutsche Zeitung.  This exhibition profiles extraordinary people who made a difference during difficult times.

Related Programs:

Opening Event: January 22, Main Library, Koret auditorium, 6:30 pm.
Meet photographer and curator Edward Serotta and guest speakers discussing the history of Sarajevo.

Feburary 13, Main Library, Koret auditorium, 6:30 pm.
Today, Sarajevo is a vibrant city and one of the fastest growing metropolises in the region. Find out more about contemporary Sarajevo.

Sponsored by Centropa, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, The Milton and Roslyn Wolf Foundation, Dennis & Tracy Albers, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Public Library.

Upcoming Events

Angel Azul
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
57th Annual Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Potrero, Potrero General Floor Area
Fairmount School Art Opening
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Children's Area

Upcoming Classes

Manga Drawing With Oliver Chin
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Art Teachers of SFUSD Exhibit
Through Thursday, April 30, 2015
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center
Primitive No More:
Through Thursday, July 9, 2015
Main Library, African American Center

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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