Cultural vandalism that caught the world’s attention – Abkhazia’s archive

Cultural vandalism that caught the world’s attention – Abkhazia’s archive

Cultural vandalism that caught the world’s attention – Abkhazia’s archive In addition to the many unspeakable tragedies of the Balkan wars, one act of cultural vandalism caught the world’s attention, as it happened as the world’s cameras were trained on Bosnia-Herzegovina. This was the destruction of the Library of Sarajevo, which stored manuscripts and other documents recording the multi-cultural heritage of the state, at the end of August 1992. With help from libraries and cultural organisations around the world, many of the losses were made good in the post-war years…

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