San Francisco Public Library

Survival in Sarajevo:

6:30 - 7:30

Main Library

Koret Auditorium - Lower Level

100 Larkin St.

The Survival in Sarajevo 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.

Opening Event: Meet photographer and curator Edward Serotta and guest speakers discussing the history of Sarajevo.

Upcoming Events

A Palestinian Poetry & Music Event
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
AfroSolo Artists Talk
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

Upcoming Classes

Acrylic Painting for Beginners
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2:00 pm
Mission Bay, Mission Bay Program Room

Current Exhibits

Home Away from Home:
Through Sunday, November 27, 2016
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here:
Through Sunday, January 1, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
Dadamatic Mail Art
Through Saturday, December 31, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery

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