Special Gallery Exhibit – Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija,
June 16 – September 11, 2016
Survival in Sarajevo tells the story of La Benevolencija, the non-sectarian humanitarian aid agency through which Jews and Muslims, Serbian Orthodox and Catholic Croats worked together to provide aid—and hope—to an entire city besieged by war. Based on the book by Edward Serotta, Survival in Sarajevo: Jews, Bosnia, and the Lessons of the Past, this exhibition covers the history of the Jews in the Balkans from 1492 to 1941 before turning to the Bosnian war of the 1990s and the story of La Benevolencija.
Exhibit Opening - Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija
Join us for the opening of our special gallery exhibit, Survival in Sarajevo: La Benevolencija, featuring a talk from Edward Serotta, Director of Centropa, a non-profit Jewish historical institute dedicated to preserving 20th century Jewish family stories and photos from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Free, but RSVP required at Eventbrite.