Beautiful Souls - 2. Defying the Group Summary & Analysis

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November, 1991 - Croats and Serbs battled one another as the Croats vied for independence from Yugoslavia. Several hundred Croat prisoners were herded from the multiethnic city of Vukovar after it had fallen to ruthless Serbian attacks. The prisoners were taken to detention facilities near Stajicevo, Serbia. Because Croats and Serbs are nearly indistinguishable from one another, Serbian troops had a difficult time telling Croat prisoners apart from Serb citizens who remained in Vukovar after the fighting began. A Serb officer, seeing a former Serb friend and soldier among the prisoners, Aleksander Jevtic, gave Jevtic the task of identifying the Serbs from the Croats since he had lived among them in Vukovar. Jevtic went on to identify as many Croats as Serbs as he could in order to save their lives, calling them by traditional Serb names.

Years later, Press speaks to an...

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