when my grandparents share their stories they seem so far away and surreal. earlier this week grandma sent us pictures of little baby birds which fell out of their nest and how she took care of them. this morning she proudly told me how they survived and flew away.
rape being used as a weapon of war is so heart wrenching. it was used during the partition of india, the french used it in algeria, serbians used it against bosnian women, it’s being used right now in syria and what’s so heart breaking is the fact that women choose to commit suicide because of the possibility of being raped. humanity never learns, we really have failed.
October 7th 1908: Bosnians in Sarajevo read the the declaration of Austrian annexation of Bosnia, formerly Ottoman territory, in the same spot at which Gavrilo Princip would assassinate Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand just under 6 years later, sparking WW1.