People of the Book Setting

Geraldine Brooks
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Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia, is the home of the National Museum and the Sarajevo Haggadah, and is where Hanna travels to conserve the Haggadah. Sarajevo is a city that has been largely wrecked by the recent Bosnian War when Hanna arrives. Many buildings are damaged while many others are destroyed. The National Museum has also suffered from bombardment, from which Karaman has saved the Haggadah from destruction. The Museum is repaired and an exhibit is prepared for public perusal of the Haggadah. Hanna later returns to Sarajevo before the opening of the exhibit to discover the Haggadah has been supplanted by a fake, and returns to Sarajevo in 2002 to replace the fake with the real Haggadah.

Vienna

Vienna is the capital city of Austria, and is where in 1894 the Sarajevo Haggadah is rebound and its clasps stolen for use as medical payment. Vienna is a city...

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