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Waging Peace

Mujo Kicic: Leaving Home


They are pounding on the door demanding we open it. Early morning, the hour that Vlasenica is usually quiet. A man’s voice shouts at my parents, telling them “if you don’t open the door, we will shoot it open!”

We have no choice. We are forced to open the door. They run in and take everything. They tell my mom if she does not give them her rings they will kill the baby inside of her. My mother is terrified. My thoughts are that I just can’t picture people doing this to other people. We barely manage to escape. Although we were so sad to leave Bosnia we had to leave.  We have come to a better place. We escaped the war.  



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