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Genocide, crimes against humanity, religious persecution: Slobodan Milosovic isn’t short of charges to face at his trial in The Hague. But one charge in particular is intriguing: “The intentional and wanton destruction of religious and cultural buildings of the Bosnian Muslim and Bosnian Croat communities.”
With all the news coming out of Iraq about looted or destroyed cultural heritage, other war-torn places may have been forgotten. In Bosnia, thousands of mosques and churches were destroyed, and in the National Museum in Sarajevo, which abutted the infamous sniper alley, the physical damage to the building has been repaired, but the psychic damage to the culture is unresolved.