Survival in Sarajevo -- Friendship in a Time of War

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The story of how an old synagogue in the Bosnian war zone became a beacon of hope for everyone. During the Bosnian war (1992-1995), the Jewish community of Sarajevo refused to take sides, opened their own humanitarian aid agency inside the city's synagogue, and were soon joined by their Muslim, Croat and Serbian friends. While outside of the besieged Bosnian capital, nationalist politicians swore these ethnic groups could not get along, here's a group of people who never got the memo. In this European war, Jews were not the victims. In this war, Jews were saving Muslims and Christians. An inspiring story of friendship and commitment.

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en
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en
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und
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sr
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en
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en
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civic activism
en
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und
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en
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uk
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en
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civic activism
en
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civic activism
en
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civic activism
en
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en
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de
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History
en
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History
en
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civic activism
en
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History
en
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civic activism
en
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History
de