Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6th


Anniversary of the liberation of the City of Sarajevo
(April 6th 1945)
Day of the City of Sarajevo

Eternal Flame - memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War in Sarajevo

With Courage and the Jointly Spilled
Blood of the Fighters of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian,
Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian Brigades
of the Glorious Yugoslav National Army; with
the Joint Efforts and Sacrifices of Sarajevan Patriots
Serbs, Muslims and Croats on the 6th of April 1945
Sarajevo, the Capital City of the People's Republic
of Bosnia and Herzegovina was liberated.
Eternal Glory and Gratitude to the Fallen Heroes
of the liberation of Sarajevo and our Homeland,
On the First Anniversary of its Liberation--
a Grateful Sarajevo


Both of my grandfathers were partisans and that makes me very proud. I know that nowadays partisans and Josip Broz Tito are very sensitive subject in most of ex-Yugoslavia, but this is the way I was raised and I'm not ashamed of it. 




April 6th also marks a very sad anniversary.

20th Anniversary of the beginning of Siege of Sarajevo.
The longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare

  6 April 1992 – 29 February 1996



As someone who practically grew up in a warzone I can only hope that nobody will have to go through that kind of hell again.


Sarajevo Red Line 06. 04. 2012

www.klix.ba

www.klix.ba

 Each chair, lined up in silent rows down Marshal Tito Street in the city center, symbolizes one of the people killed during the Sarajevo siege.

11 541 


 

4 comments:

  1. E ne, nego cu cetnike da slavim..heh..ja sam Titin pionir uvek i zauvek i tacka :))))

    A opsadu pamtim po maminim suzama, po pismima iz Crvenog Krsta i paketima koje smo slale preko Adre, po prekinutim telefonskim vezama i po radio amaterima, po tome koje jabuke ce izdrzati mesec dana u paketu, po svim onim pogubljenim licima stiglim izdaleka..
    Ne ponovilo se. NIKAD.

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    1. Takodjer, takodjer! Casna pionirska. Posljednja generacija. :D

      Uh, da nije bilo Adre i paketa... Ne ponovilo se fakat!

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  2. Ne ponovilo se više nikad. Neka im je vječni rahmet, pokoj i mir.

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