April 23, 2010
The saviour of Sarajevo barred for being a Jew
Jakob Finci’s Jewishness was an asset in the Bosnian war – he was a neutral party who helped 3,000 people flee the country. But now his religion means he is barred from public office
From the Jewish hillside cemetery, where Jakob Finci’s ancestors lie buried, the sightlines down into central Sarajevo are clear. It is easy to see why it became a strategic post for Bosnian Serb gunners and snipers as they surrounded the city with a ring of firepower in April 1992, at the start of the longest siege of a major city in modern history.
Read the full article at TheGuardian.co.uk.