Saving Sarajevo's Lifeline

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The tunnel under Sarajevo

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2002
The only thing built during the three-and-a-half-year siege of Sarajevo between May 1992 and November 1996 was a tunnel — a tunnel that saved some 400,000 citizens from starvation, military defeat, and total Serb occupation.

Today, this famous tunnel — one entrance to which sits proudly in the cellar of a private home — is destined to become an official monument to the city's survival. In early February, the Bosnian capital's authorities announced that plans have been approved to make the tunnel a national museum. "The museum will be a reminder...