The Sarajevo Haggadah, Bosnian National Treasure

The Sarajevo Haggadah, Bosnian National TreasureThe Sarajevo Haggadah, a Bosnian national treasure, has survived the Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust, the Siege of Sarajevo, and the ravages of time. Muslim and Christian Sarajevans rescued and safeguarded the Haggadah during both the Nazi invasion of 1941 and the Siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990’s

– remarkable acts of solidarity and bravery on behalf of their city and Jewish neighbors. The Haggadah was restored and publicly displayed for the first time in 2002 at the National Museum in Sarajevo.

Join us for an exploration of the history and significance of this treasured 14th century illuminated manuscript.

Thursday, May 13th, 6:30 PM Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center – Museum Hall _ Download in PDF _

Featuring: Ambassador Jakob Finci President of the Jewish Community of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Ambassador to Switzerland Dr. Amila Buturovic Associate Professor of Humanities and Coordinator for Religious Studies, York University, Toronto Aleksandar Hemon Author of four works of fiction, including acclaimed novel The Lazarus Project (finalist for the 2008 National Book Award) and President, Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Adults $10, Seniors (65+) $6, Students (12-22) $6 Museum members complimentary

Reservations by Thursday, May 6: Questions: 847-967-4881

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