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19th of may 1993, Admira and Bosko

She was a Bosniak (Bosnian muslim) and he was a Bosnian Serb living in Sarajevo. They love each other and decided to quit their city during the 1992-1995 Sarajevo siege. On 19th May 1993, they decided to cross the Vrbanja bridge to the Serb-occupied territory of Grbavica, dreaming a new and safe life, after an agreement between the belligerents that no one would fire as the couple approached. Bosko Brkic (25) was immediately killed by a sniper while Admira Ismic (25), died 15 minutes after she was shot, hugging her lover in an everlasting embrace. They are now buried together in the Lion Cemetery (Lav groblje) of Sarajevo. A documentary “Sarajevo Romeo and Juliet” documents this story. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 2013. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

Posted by Luca on May 19, 2013

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