Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sarajevo Haggadah

Fascinating and sad story about Dervis Korkut, who saved the Sarajevo Haggadah and a Sarajevan Ha-Shomer Ha-Tzairnikit from the Nazis, in the New Yorker.

4 Comments:

Blogger Frimet said...

The New Yorker site seems to be offering only a summary of the article ; do you know of any way to access the unabridged version. Also, is the Haggadah's appraised value, cited by Wikipedia- 700 million $ - correct?

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Charlie said...

Full text of New Yorker article --
On this page --
http://www.geraldinebrooks.com/people_conv.html

-- there's a link for a PDF --
http://www.geraldinebrooks.com/docs/Korkut_for%20website.pdf
-- which appears to contain the full text of the December 5, 2007 New Yorker article.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Charlie said...

Full text of New Yorker article --
On this page --
http://www.geraldinebrooks.com/people_conv.html
OR http://snipurl.com/1xtxg

-- there's a link for a PDF --
http://www.geraldinebrooks.com/docs/Korkut_for%20website.pdf
or http://snipurl.com/1xtxe
-- which appears to contain the full text of the December 3, 2007 New Yorker article.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family and I traveled the probable route of Sarajevo Haggadah from Venice, down the Adriatic coast and into the heart of Balkans - to Sarajevo. The tour was nothing short of amazing and all the places were a true discovery! The company now has the web site promoting the very journey www.sarajevohaggadahjourney.com but we opted for a private tour that was a bit shorter. The most amazing thing was when we actually saw the book! The curator had a presentation just for us!

11:16 PM  

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