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Remembering Wartime Sarajevo

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Remembering Wartime Sarajevo

We'll continue our look back at the Bosnian War now.  

The siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege in the history of modern warfare.  It lasted from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996.  

It is estimate that more than 10,000 people were killed and 50,000 were wounded during the siege.  The great majority of those wounded and killed were civilians.   

Jerome talked with Aleksandar Hemon. He's a Bosnian fiction writer living in Chicago.  His latest novel is “The Lazarus Project.”   

Aleksandar came to the Chicago in 1992 on what he thought was going to be a short visit, but he became stranded here after the siege broke out in his native Sarajevo.   

He later wrote about the trauma of the war in Sarajevo and the life of an exile in the short story collection “The Question of Bruno.”  

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