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Svetlana Broz (1955)

cardiologist who told the stories of rescue from the conflict in the former Yugoslavia

The daughter of general Tito's eldest son's and a cardiologist, she brought relief to the victims of war in the former Yugoslavia from 1992 to 1995. She collected many testimonies on episodes of rescue and help across the various clashing ethnic groups and poured them into the book Good People in Evil Times, Portraits of Complicity and Resistance in the Bosnian War. In 2006 she published the book Having What It Takes: Essays on Civil Courage

In 2000 she moved from Belgrade to Sarajevo, where she founded “Gariwosa”, the Bosnian chapter of the “Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee”. There she went on fostering reconciliation and mutual respect between peoples and individuals by the means of juvenile education.
After the murder of Dusko Kondor, a teacher and a member of “Gariwosa”, she established the Kondor Award dedicated to the subject of civil courage. She and her close aides have received many death threats for their struggle against ethnic hatred and in favour of dialogue.

Gardens that honour Svetlana Broz

Svetlana Broz is honoured in the Garden of Milan - Monte Stella.

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Righteous Encyclopedia - Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in the Balkans

Individuals who opposed ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia during the war sparked by the division of territory following the dissolution of the Communist regime, after Tito's death.

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