Posted on: Fri, Aug 11, 2023
Category: Documentary
Description: UNITIC Towers, Sarajevo, Marijin Dvor, June 6 1992, burning. Zlatan Prolić had a view of the Unis skyscrapers from his window, known in the city as Momo and Uzeir. Momo and Uzeir were characters played by famous Sarajevo actors and symbolized the multi-ethnic nature of the city due to their names. From the beginning of the war, they were targets of anti-aircraft machine guns, incendiary bullets, and grenades. Until they were destroyed. In the city where these buildings were set ablaze lived the architect who designed them - Ivan Štraus. In the text "Architecture and Barbarians," he described that moment: "I watched it with immense sadness, feeling helpless, in flames bursting through the windows, while thoughts of the days of its construction and my pride in them passed through my mind." Many Sarajevans felt like Ivan Štraus, aware that the enemy intended to destroy their present, past, and future.
Archival Holding: Library Hamdija Kreševljaković Video Arhiv Sarajevo
Archival Date: 06.06.1992
Archival Collection: Zlatan Prohić's Collection
Archival Author: Zlatan Prohić