Reception for Exhibit of Images from Bosnian War March 5 at Duke

Exhibit at Friedl Building through March 29

DURHAM, N.C. -- An exhibit of images from the Bosnian War opens Tuesday, March 5, at Duke University with a free public reception. 

The exhibit, " Survival in Sarajevo: The Story of La Benevolencija -- Jews, Muslims, Croats and Serbs Working Together During the Bosnian War, 1992-1995," is located at the Jameson Gallery in the Friedl Building on Duke's East Campus. (View map here 

The opening reception March 5 is from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery and will include a welcome by Malachi Hacohen, director of the Center for European Studies, and brief remarks by Beth Holmgren, professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and chair of the department.  

The free exhibit will be on display through March 29 and features nine 9-foot-long panels with images from the war. More information is available at

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. behind the Friedl Building. Additional parking is available along Campus Drive off of Main Street, or along the side streets in the Trinity Park neighborhood. 

In addition to the exhibit, the Duke Center for European Studies has partnered with Centropa to host a weekend seminar (March 16-17) for K-12 educators from across the state to help educators develop curricula about Jewish history and the Holocaust. 

Centropa is a nonprofit organization that uses advanced technologies to preserve and disseminate Jewish history from Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans and the Baltics. 

The exhibit is sponsored by the Duke Center for European Studies with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and in collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and the Duke Islamic Studies Center. 

For more information on the exhibit or workshop, contact Amy Vargas-Tonsi.