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Sarajevo to Name Street After Sontag

Sarajevo to Name Street After Sontag



SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Sarajevo authorities will name a street after Susan Sontag, who helped the city's residents during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Sontag, 71, died Tuesday in New York from complications of leukemia.

"The city of Sarajevo (and) its citizens express their sincere thanks to an author and a humanist who actively participated in the creation of the history of Sarajevo and Bosnia," said a statement Thursday from the office of Mayor Muhidin Hamamdzic.

A plaque in Sontag's honor will be installed on one of the city's theaters, the statement also said.

Sontag made numerous visits during the war and lobbied for the end of the siege of the Bosnian capital. In 1993, Sontag and a group of actors and directors staged a production of "Waiting for Godot" at the Youth Theater.

"Anyone who spent four years in the besieged Sarajevo cannot help today remembering the excellent, truth-loving and justice-loving Susan," said Nermin Tulic, an actor and the director of the Youth Theater.

"She shared with us all the evil the war has brought upon us but also all the good she would bring to us," Tulic said.

Prominent Bosnian film director Haris Pasovic, who produced "Waiting for Godot," said Sontag's death was "a great loss for the entire world."

"There are no more great people like Susan, a rebel, a fighter for the truth and at the same time an artist in every sense of the word," Pasovic said. "In Sarajevo she was always simply our Susan."

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