The War Schools of Dobrinja: Schooling Under Siege in a Sarajevo Community

David M. Berman


“Dobrinja was a special place,” said Behija Jakić (1998) a high school sociology and philosophy teacher, who was trapped in her Dobrinja residence during the spring of 1992 at the beginning of the siege of Sarajevo. An apartment complex approximately two kilometers square lying in the shadow of Mount Igman, set alongside the airport in Butmir, Dobrinja was separated from Sarajevo proper by Mojmilo Hill. A single road below Mojmilo that ran by Nedžarići settlement, controlled by the enemy, connected it to the city.

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