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.”

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