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“Zlata's Diary: A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo" @ World Affairs Council
Date Tuesday March 14
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.,
2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKay Sato
Event @ the World Affairs Council, 3/14

What: “Zlata's Diary: A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo"

Who: Zlata Filipovic, wrote her diary between September 1991 and October 1993 and was awarded the Special Child of Courage Award by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. With the proceeds from the book, she launched a charity for child victims of the Bosnian war. She has recently worked within the UN Children in Armed Conflict Division in New York under Olara Otunnu.

Event: When Zlata's Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it was translated into thirty-six languages, became an international bestseller, and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and grimness of the world it describes. As the war engulfed Sarajevo, Zlata became a witness to food shortages, the deaths of friends and learned to wait out bombardments in a neighbor's cellar. Her book chronicles the horror of modern-day conflict and tells the amazing account of a childhood interrupted by war.

When: Tuesday, March 14; Check In: 6:00 PM, Program: 6:30 PM

Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco

Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15

Info: (415) 293-4600,,
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 6th, 2006 12:57 PM

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