January 13, 1995
Rebuilding Bosnia's Library
Local scholars seek help of colleagues worldwide
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Scholars and librarians here are determined to restore the National and University Library of Bosnia-Herzegovina and rebuild its collections.
Targeted by Bosnian Serb forces early in the siege of Sarajevo, the library was set ablaze and most of its contents destroyed.
The main repository of Bosnia's recorded history and culture, the library occupied a late-19th-century, Moorish-revival building in Sarajevo's historic center. The hexagonal