The Righteous in the Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in the Balkans

During the conflict that bloodied former Yugoslavia (and Bosnia-Herzegovina in particular) in the 1990s, some individuals managed to act extraordinarily, risking their own lives to save others, even if they belonged to different ethnic groups. Svetlana Broz, a Bosnian cardiologist honored as Righteous in Milan's Garden for her commitment to reconciliation during the war in former Yugoslavia, defined them the "Righteous in the time of evil".
These exemplary figures refused to see their neighbor as the enemy because they knew that their neighbors were "first of all people, only later Croats, Muslims, Serbs".

Svetlana Broz told these stories in her book Good People in an Evil Time: thanks to her extraordinary work and our readers' suggestions, here we present some of these figures.

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