The love of books: the brave librarians of Sarajevo

In the midst of war, library staff in Sarajevo risked their lives to rescue over 10,000 precious books and manuscripts.

It was 1992, the siege of Sarajevo had begun, and Jahic – then the director of the Gazi Husrev-Beg public library – had in his care a priceless, ancient collection of hand-written books and illuminated manuscripts.

“Protecting a library is not an easy task,” says Mustafa Jahic, “especially during wartime.”

Read the article from Aljazeera and watch the amazing documentary

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