Destruction By War Of The Cultural Heritage In Croatia And Bosnia

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The municipal authorities are primarily concerned as to the use to which this and similar buildings could be put. Some are in personal possession, some are public establishments , and a few are being leased to the personal sector. In Zagreb the question of the cultural heritage was raised with the President of the Cultural Community of Moslems in Croatia and later with the re-elected President Tu_man.
reference The trade of Mostar was additionally destroyed, and tourists may keep away until its minarets are restored. The word ethnic cleansing is now in style, but it goes hand in hand with another type of cleansing - cultural cleansing. What else can the deliberate destruction of mosques and church buildings be referred to as?
It was also discussed with the outgoing Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Mr _arko Domljan, and with the Minister of Culture and Education Mrs Vesna Girardi-Jurki_, on the event of a dinner supplied by Ambassador Bo_idar Gagro. The delegation additionally briefly encountered the former Yugoslav President, Mr Stipe Mesi_. The Commune of Dubrovnik was looted of wine, animals, farm and industrial equipment; its hotels were shelled and its tourist capacities severely broken - not least via the harm accomplished to its cultural heritage.
Tucked beneath the shadow of the hills and facing north it remains a cool oasis. Apparently the summerhouse has been unoccupied for some time; it's in need of repair and entry to the related quarries is now open.
On the one hand Croatia signed the European Cultural Convention on 1 February 1993. On the other we are able to observe that Unesco is reviewing the Convention on the safety of cultural property within the event of armed battle . By Order 471 of February 1992 the Assembly Sub-Committee on the Architectural and Artistic Heritage was asked to research the state of affairs of the cultural heritage in central and jap Europe. It immediately turned its attention to ex-Yugoslavia and met in Ljubljana in April with representatives of the competent authorities from Slovenia and Croatia.
In the commune of Dubrovnik the destruction of traditional villages of great architectural worth followed the mass exodus of rural individuals in October 1991 earlier than the Federal Army. Even in the Commune of Dubrovnik there are unacceptable actions in opposition to the property of Dubrovnikers of Serbian origin - even Dubrovnik, all of whose people, Croats and Serbs, have suffered collectively from Federal bombardment and occupation. Two-thirds of the executive districts of Croatia, which corresponds to about two-thirds of this nation's territory, have been touched by the struggle. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, where the war continues, it's troublesome to make an estimate, however it's definitely over two-thirds of the nation. The question is whether or not we are in a situation of struggle or cultural co-operation.