the Zenica-Sarajevo Call
fighters and leaders in former Yugoslavia
Call, signed by 33 Nobel Laureates, European Deputees and Personnalities, was broadcast on most radios
and tv stations in Bosnia,
repeatedly, from April to the summer of 1995, on the three sides :
Bosnians, Croats, and Serbs (NTV Zetel in Zenica, Studio 99 in
Sarajevo, Kis-TV in Kiseljak, the two radios of Mostar, TV-Pale).
Enough blood ! Enough speeches ! Enough alibis
The balance of
this war, who can draw it up ?
Who can tell
others about the loss of a brother, of a son, of a wife ?
War always took
frightfully more than it gave.
territorial games have led to terror,
to the toothless grimaces of the after-war times.
After war, we
know there is no promised land.
After war, those
only who have lost all pay the price
of nightmares, of
general carelessness, of back to normal loneliness.
After war, there
are no heroes left, no just causes.
There are only
cripples left, and disfigured faces,
Among the ruins,
and the earth graves into lines.
Because we want
the stench of war no more,
Because we all
know there is no military solution,
We call for a
powerful movement of peace and reconciliation
For a final
cease-fire on all the territory of former Yugoslavia
We must finally
have the courage and sanity to say it is ENOUGH
We must prevent
any more massacres !
Not one more
bullet, not one more shell, nevermore !
Peace Laureates :
Luther King's widow - Coretta Scott King (USA, 1964)
Esquivel (Argentina, 1980)
Tutu (South-Africa, 1984)
the 14th Dalai
Lama (Tibet, 1989)
Gorbachev (Russia, 1990)
Pdt F.W. de
Klerk (South-Africa, 1993)
Pdt Yaser Arafat
PM Yitzhak Rabin
Nobel Chemistry Laureates
Perutz (Austria, 1962)
Sir John W.
Cornforth (Great-Britain, 1975)
Elias Corey (USA, 1990)
Nobel Medicine Laureates
Jacob (France, 1965)
Levi-Montalcini (Italy, 1986)
Nobel Physics Laureates
Néel (France, 1970)
Bloembergen (the Netherlands, 1981)
Simon van der
Meer (Switzerland, 1984)
Personalities : Joan
Baez (USA), Tony
Benn (G-B, MP), Dalil Boubakeur
(Algeria-France), Martin Gray (Poland), Henri Laborit (France), Jules
of the European Parliament :
(France), Philippe Herzog (France), Alexander Langer
(Italy); Mireille Elmalan (France), Nana Mouskouri (Greece)
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