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ERIC Number: EJ798356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
The Never-Ending Siege
Netzley, Michael
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n2 p216-219 2007
Citizens of Sarajevo, scared for their lives during the war, fled their homes and crowded into the stadium in hopes of surviving. As the casualties mounted, there was no place to put all the bodies. Those taking refuge in the stadium did the only thing they could do: They buried the dead in the football pitch beside the stadium. Now, as a daily reminder, the citizens of Sarajevo must view crosses instead of a sports competition on this football pitch. In this article, the author compares what he saw at the stadium with what he just experienced in the classroom. He had finished teaching negotiation and conflict resolution techniques at a successful pharmaceutical company and the scene at the stadium evoked memories of participants proceeding to debate a case in a very loud and heated manner during a particular exercise he used. The good people of Sarajevo were reminded each day of their history. Nearly 10 years after the war, buildings were still scarred by bullets, landmines continued to litter the surrounding countryside, and structures remained as little more than bombed and burned-out skeletons along what was once the frontline. And, most strikingly, the beautiful hillsides around Sarajevo displayed cemeteries unlike any others: monochromatic, geometric reminders of war.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo)