Writing about the exibition “What Remains” at the Imperial War Museum in London, in the article ‘Culturecide’ in war to be subject of London exhibition, The Guardian quotes Drakulić:
The loss of precious structures can be devastating, as articulated by the Croatian author Slavenka Drakulić on the destruction in 1993 of the 16th-century Stari Most bridge in Mostar during the Croat-Bosniak war. Warner said: “We expect people to die. But she wrote: ‘A dead woman is one of us – but the bridge is all of us, forever.’ Because what you are losing is any anchor you have to some sense of permanence.”
Image source: Imperial War Museum, The Guardian
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