“Imams & Rabbis joint visit to Srebrenica-Day Two”- June 2018

The second day of the delegation consisted of a visit to the Tunnel Museum where there was a real life example of the tunnel dug by the Bosnian Army to access essential supplies and some evacuations during the siege of Sarajevo 1992-5.

The delegation visited the old Jewish cemetery in Sarajevo and met with Jacob Finchi, the President of the Jewish Community of Bosnia when visiting the Ashkenazi synagogue.

They then went on to the War Childhood Museum featuring 50 objects collected with stories depicting life as a child during the Bosnian war.

It was followed by a visit to Sarajevo City Hall where there was an exhibition from the war photographer Ron Haviv. There was also time for a visit to the Jewish Museum, originally the Sephardi synagogue founded by the Jews who came to Bosnia after the 1492 expulsion from Spain. It housed a book with names of 12,000 Jews transported to death camps by Nazis during the Second World War from Sarajevo and surrounding areas. The group also had a meeting with My Finci the leader of the Jewish community in Bosnia.

The day finished with a visit and prayers to the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, built in the 16th century and the oldest mosque in Sarajevo.

City hall exhibition 1
City hall exhibition 2
Digging the tunnel
Entrance to the tunnel
Group at the tunnel
Group in fron of Jewish cemetary
Anneesa at museum
Ashkenazi synagogue 1
Book of names at Sephardi synagogue
Meeting with Mr Finci
At the mosque 001
At the mosque 002
At the mosque 003