Convoy from Sarajevo (excerpts)

U.S.A. United Jewish Appeal1993

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives

This documentary video footage features the story of the life-saving American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) rescue convoy that evacuated 350 Jews, Christians, and Muslims from besieged Sarajevo to safety on November 14-15, 1992. After the outbreak of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina seceded from Yugoslavia. The Sarajevo Jewish community appealed to JDC to organize an immediate evacuation and with the assistance of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Jewish leaders, JDC began a series of 11 convoys, evacuating over 2,100 Muslims, Christians, and Jews from Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia, Split, Croatia, as well as other locations.

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  • Title: Convoy from Sarajevo (excerpts)
  • Creator: U.S.A. United Jewish Appeal
  • Date Created: 1993
  • Rights: United Jewish Appeal and The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • Medium: A/V file

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