Muslims and Christians in Baljvine (Bosnia) – The tragic exception and an important lesson

FOCUS – Bosnia: Baljvine, the village that rejected ethnic divisions – France 24

December 2015 marks 20 years since the Dayton Accords brought an end to the Balkan war. Today, Bosnia is still struggling to rebuild and has been hurt by divisions that run deep. But 20 years ago, one small village did resist the ethnic bloodshed of war. In Baljvine, Muslims and Orthodox Christians refused violence and protected each other. In a nation still divided along ethnic lines, their example stands out as a tragic exception. Report by Luke Brown, Alexandra Renard and Mersiha Nezic.

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