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Good People in an Evil Time I belong to the generation that, during adolescence, watched Yugoslavia civil wars by television and saw many news about massacres, destruction and genocide, that made me think that that former Yugoslavs were a bunch of savages.Fortunately this book gives a totally different view about the war It was writen by the granddaughter of Marshall Tito, that ruled Yugoslavia from 1945 to 1980 After the war, as a doctor of the Sarajevo Hospital, she travelled trough Bosnia and Hercegovina to interview I belong to the generation that, during adolescence, watched Yugoslavia civil wars by television and saw many news about massacres, destruction and genocide, that made me thin Berte m s rezervou, proto e j nem m r da pov dkov kn ky Nejde se do nich za st, nejde mi st dv pov dky po sob , seru se s tim dycky jak s prvn l skou.Tak zaprv , co m l bejt ten sebest ednej vod, m la jsem pocit e v ruce dr im minim ln druhou bibli Ty p b hy by mi asi sta ily tak t i, m ly v echny vlastn stejn sch ma Mo n a t ch p r na konci trochu p itvrdilo.Ale mo n jsem k tomu takov vla n proto e m to prost nep ekvapilo, proto e p eci vim, e to nebyla v lka v ech Berte m s rezervou, proto e j nem m r da pov dkov kn ky Nejde se do nich za st, nejde mi st dv pov dky po sob , seru se s tim dycky jak s prvn l skou.Tak zaprv , co m l bejt ten sebest ednej vod, m la jsem pocit e v ruce dr im minim ln druhou bibli Ty p b hy by mi asi sta ily tak t i, m ly v echny vlastn stejn sch ma Mo n a t ch p r na konci trochu p itvrdilo.Ale mo n jsem k tomu takov vla n proto e m to prost nep ekvapil Chilling collection of stories Accounts rotate between Serb, Croat, and Bosniak Muslim perspectives Interestingly, the editor of this book, Svetlana Broz, is the granddaughter of Marshall Tito She clearly believes in the concept of a Yugoslav, an identity that transcends any of the other national identities The first hand stories give credence to the argument that this Balkan republic was not destined for bitter ethnic conflict Neighbors were neighborly, regardless and often unbeknowns Chilling collection of stories Accounts rotate between Serb, Croat, and Bosniak Muslim perspectives Interestingly, the editor of this book, In The 1990s Svetlana Broz, Granddaughter Of Former Yugoslav Head Of State Marshal Tito, Volunteered Her Services As A Physician In War Torn Bosnia She Discovered That Her Patients Were Not Only In Need Of Medical Care, But That They Urgently Had A Story To Tell, A Story Suppressed By Nationalist Politicians And The Mainstream Media What Broz Heard Compelled Her To Devote Herself Over The Next Several Years To The Collection Of Firsthand Testimonies From The War These Testimonies Show That Ordinary People Can And Do Resist The Murderous Ideology Of Genocide Even Under The Most Terrible Historical Circumstances We Are Introduced To Mile Plakalovic, A Magnificent Humanist, Who Drove His Taxi Through The Streets Of Sarajevo, Picking The Wounded Up Off The Sidewalk And Delivering Food And Clothing To Young And Old, Even When The Bombing Was At Its Worst We Meet Velimir Milosevic, Poet, Who Traveled With An Actor And Entertained Children As They Hid In Basements To Avoid The Bombing And Gunfire, And We Hear The Stories Of Countless Others Who Put Themselves In Grave Danger To Help Others, Regardless Of Ethnic Background Faced With A World In Which Unspeakable Crimes Not Only Went Unpunished But Were Rewarded With Glory, Profit, And Power, The Bosnians Of All Faiths Who Testify In This Book Were Starkly Confronted With The Limits And Possibilities Of Their Own Ethical Choices Here, In Their Own Words They Describe How People Helped One Another Across Ethnic Lines And Refused The Myths Promoted By The Engineers Of Genocide This Book Refutes The Stereotype Of Inevitable Natural Enmities In The Balkans And Reveals The Responsibility Of Individual Actions And Political Manipulations For The Genocide It Is A Searing Portrait Of The Experience Of War As Well As A Provocative Study Of The Possibilities Of Resistance And Solidarity The Testimonies Reverberate Far Beyond The Frontiers Of The Former Yugoslavia This Compelling Book Is Essential Reading For Anyone Who Wants To Understand The Reality On The Ground Of The Ethnic Conflicts Of The Late Twentieth And The Twenty First Centuries.


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