In Residence: Radovan Karadžić and the SDS
This chapter analyses how the hotel was utilised by the SDS in the latter months of 1991 and early 1992 (during which time it became their de facto headquarters) and provides an overview of the activities of the SDS during the independence referendum weekend of 29 February/1 March 1992. It was from here that the party launched the ‘war of the barricades’ and where they gave public pronouncements that they would not accept the result of the referendum. It was also the temporary base for senior member of United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), though the two made uncomfortable bedfellows. The author provides a detailed analysis of events in the hotel during this key period in Sarajevo (and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s) modern history.
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