Fax From Sarajevo by Joe Kubert

By Joe Kubert

In 1945, we instructed the realm, "Never again". In 1992, the promise used to be damaged into bloody shards. That was once the 12 months the warfare broke out in Sarajevo, Bosnia, the 12 months that genocide revisited the planet. It used to be the 12 months that Ervin Rustemagic -- a global businessman whose consumers incorporated writer Joe Kubert -- discovered himself and his kinfolk trapped in a urban less than siege. whilst the shells and gunfire tore the town asunder, Ervin's merely technique of verbal exchange to the surface international was once through his fax laptop -- he despatched messages to Joe which may be refaxed to his acquaintances at the open air. As Joe started to obtain those messages from Ervin, he did what he had performed for years -- what he had develop into well-known for doing -- what he positioned the tale to paper. This full-color photo non-fiction booklet is one who a person can learn, that everybody may still learn. What Maus is to international battle II, Fax from Sarajevo should be to the Bosnian struggle.

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We couldn't take h i m to t he doctor due to the police- hour , and were tryi ng to lowe r the temperature u sing some old f ashioned methods . This mor ning we took him t o the hospital which is only two miles f ar 1 rom u s and we r e s topped by the Serbian militia f our time s . The y a ll have s earch ed us and the car and didn't care that the child is ill a nd has to s ee t he doctor. The doctor s aid that he needs to receive six injections (penicillin ) , but t hat the y don 't have any .

End their cit y until the last o i' them l ives. This statement produced tears in the e yes o f all our neighbor s and al l the people I know in Sarajevo. Th ere fore I wanted y ou to know that we all are ver y proud oi' them. unities in y our states, perhaps they would send a nice note o r encouragement to l>ir. Ce r esnjes. The situation in Bosnia i s ver y bad and is g ett ing wo rs e and worse ever y da;~ . g the river o i Drina which is dividing Bosnia f rom Serbia. Als o the big cities, li ke Saraj evo and i>iost a r , are under constant attack of the Serbian artil l ery .

At t his very moment the Serbian terrorists are hold ing barricades around here, in our neighborhood, shooting at anjl thing t h at mo ve s . We're missing Iood, med ical supplies and everything else. , but we don't know f or how long. All the shops are closed. All the wa :ts out and in Sa r ajevo are b locked. 1 1 y ou drive y our car so:me place, y ou risk to be stopped b jl the Serbian terrorists who will jus t k ill y ou, or throw you out ( i f y ou're lucky) and take jiOur car. The post of r ices are a ll closed a nd so are the b anks .

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