A Red River Through Sarajevo

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo, one of the longest sieges is modern military history.  In honor of the victims, theatre director Haris Pasovic laid out 11,541 red chairs – one for each person who died during the siege.

Originally from the European Press Photo Agency, this picture appears in the NPR article and in a post on the New York Times (at http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/07/honoring-sarajevos-victims-and-its-survivors/)

I first heard about this story on NPR, and I recommend you go over to their website and listen to their short recording by Scott Simon about the event.  One line from this story especially stands out as particularly relevant:

“It might remind us today that while getting involved can be costly, there is also a cost in lives for not acting.”


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