…Discover the Emotional Journey of Childhood During Wartime…
Opened in January 2017, the War Childhood Museum is a poignant tribute to the past located within the heart of Sarajevo’s historic city center. Immerse yourself in a unique experience that captures the essence of growing up during times of conflict.
Step into the museum’s world of personal stories, memories, and artifacts that bear witness to the trials of young lives amidst war. From clothing items and toys to heartfelt letters, drawings, and photographs, the museum’s collection is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. These items have been generously donated by those who lived through those challenging times.
At the heart of the museum’s collection lies a treasure trove of materials gathered since 2010 for the creation of the book ‘Childhood in War: Sarajevo 1992–1995’ by author Jasminka Halilović, which was published in 2013. This compilation forms the foundation of the museum’s exhibits, giving visitors a deeper understanding of the realities faced by children during the war.
Embark on a thought-provoking journey at the War Childhood Museum, where the past speaks to the present, reminding us of the strength, hope, and endurance that young hearts can exhibit even in the most trying of circumstances. Come and explore a different perspective on history, and let the stories of war childhoods inspire and touch your heart.