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Survival in Sarajevo:

1/18/14 - 3/16/2014

Main Library

Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area - 6th Floor

100 Larkin St.

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.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:30 pm
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Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
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Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
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