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Rescuers

July 22, 2013

The Post-Conflict Research Centre furthers transitional justice through workshops and multimedia projects. (Actually at one point I wanted to intern for them… My plan was to intern for free and teach English at night to get by. But then I got this job instead.)

I teared up at their exhibition in downtown Srebrenica called “The Rescuers”. Each photo is a story of someone who saved the life of someone who was “the other”, from WWII Europe to Rwanda to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read the stories for yourself.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2013 6:00 pm

    That’s so beautiful… I love the title of the exhibit, “Ordinary Heroes”. It’s neat that they put this outside!

    • July 22, 2013 8:30 pm

      yeah I love how visible it is in the city! and that it’s a travelling exhibition..

  2. Julie permalink
    July 22, 2013 7:01 pm

    I just read all the stories… what an amazing and important project.

    I like how one guy said “rescuing is a talent”… he knows what he did was risky and admirable and difficult, but he’s also acknowledging that it’s more difficult for some than others based on factors beyond their control, and it’s like he’s saying he can’t take 100% credit for what he did. such a humble and wise statement.

    • July 22, 2013 8:31 pm

      oh gosh yes. and all the stories were different– some people were able to do more and some less, but they all gave it their best shot…

  3. July 22, 2013 7:40 pm

    What a powerful exhibit!! i’m gonna go read the stories now.

  4. July 23, 2013 8:16 am

    Ah, I love it when exhibits can do that–move and teach. I took a class on exhibitions last semester and really loved thinking about different ways of sharing stories.

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