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Abstract

The story of the rescue of Sarajevo's Haggada codex during the Second World War was put together first by checking archives and other reliable sources, and thereafter contrasting the findings with the legend itself. It appears that a fictional story has filled a gap in the historical record of the postwar years; the legend has protected persons involved in the salvation of the Haggada.

Author Biography & Related Information

Kemal Bakaršić, M.A., Ph.D. (1956), is a librarian and Assistant Professor of Bibliography in the Department for Library and Information Science of the Faculty of Philosophy, University in Sarajevo. From 1986 to 1993 he was Chief Librarian of the State Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dr. Bakaršić serves as Editor of Bibliotekarstvo, annual of the Library Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as coeditor of Bosniaca: Journal for the Reconstitution of the Collections of the National and University Library in Sarajevo. Currently he is assistant minister in the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. e-mail: k.bakarsic@zamir-sa.ztn.apc.org.