Cellist of Sarajevo: Human Rights
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The Cellist of Sarajevo: Steven Galloway: 9781594483653: Amazon.com: Books

The Cellist of Sarajevo

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"The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway was a story of 4 strangers whose lives were affected by the seige on sarajevo. A cellist who witnessed a mortar fall in a marketplace full of people waiting for bread decided to play a song that filled him with hope, one day for every life taken by the mortar that fell that day. Kenen, a man who takes the deadly trip of walking to get water for his family and finds that even after all the destruction around him, he still has his family and there is still hope. Arrow, a girl that has become a sniper protects the cellist, like she protects her former self by changing her name, and is recruited into the army, finds that there is no way to run from what is happening, only to accept it. The last character is Dragan. Dragan attempts to avoid his life after his wife and child flee to Italy, but finds hope in his acceptance of the world as the way it is and himself once he runs into an old friend who is then shot by a sniper on her way to help refugees.

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15 Killed by Artillery Shell In a Busy Sarajevo Market - New York Times

An artillery shell crashed and exploded in a crowded marketplace on the western edge of Sarajevo today, killing 15 people and dimming hopes that had risen with reports that Serbs were ending a siege
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This article from the New York Times is very similar to the description of the mortar attack at the marketplace in the book, and others that i have seen durring this research. Many innocent civilians have been killed or injured in attacks like this. It also goes on to say how fighting continued and many people went without electricity or water even after the peace treaty was signed.

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MAP: Sarajevo

MAP: Sarajevo | Cellist of Sarajevo: Human Rights | Scoop.it
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Sarajevo is broken apart by the river that flows through the middle of the city, and the mountains that surround the inner city. This map also shows the airport and the tunnel that travels under it which was used by those with connections to government officials to escape Sarajevo.

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Sarajevo: A Street Under Siege

Life continues in a Sarajevo street, despite the snipers and shelling from the hills above. Ademir Kenović, 1993 http://mycentury.tv/component/content/articl...
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This video depicts the lives of people that chose to stay in Sarajevo during the war. One man is shown using a cola bottle to funnel water from a gutter into buckets for bathing. Another family tells about how they sold household items to buy chickens, but the chickens still wouldn't lay eggs because the mortars scare them. 

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EXTENT OF THE DESTRUCTION: SARAJEVO

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This website talks about the destruction and rebuilding of the landscape and historical buildings of Sarajevo during shelling from the hills. It  reminds me of the scene of the first shelling Kenen saw at the library when the firemen had to let it go because they weren't able to save it. He felt hopeless as he watched it be destroyed.

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