To Be Civilized

by | Feb. 23, 2012

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In a scripture class, taught and attended by women in my stake, I was recently asked to read a story written by Paul Sullivan, published in the Reader’s Digest in 1996, about the Cellist of Sarajevo.

The setting was Bosnia, 1992, two months into the Bosnian war that killed over 100,000 people and proved to be the most devastating conflict in Europe since the end of World War II. Before the war, thirty-five year old Vedran Smailovic had been a cellist for the Sarajevo Opera – a distinguished career to which he longed to return.

Read the rest of this story at segullah.org/blog/
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