"Vukovar 12 Years After" Top 5 Page for this destination Vukovar by Nykaenen
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Twelve years after, big part of the city is still in ruins
to which it was reduced in 1991 after several months of siege
and day-in day-out shelling by as many as 5.000 shells on worst days.
It took four months to completely destroy
the city of 50.000 inhabitants - 12 years have not been even close enough
to repair the damage.
Not all damage can be repaired, especially the one in people's hearts.
Not all damage is meant to be repaired - this water tower will stay as a reminder
to those who destroyed it as well as to the whole world
that Vukovar must never happen again, not here not anywhere in the world!
Everything else is to be repaired, reconstructed or built anew.
But it takes money.
Money that this country does not have.
During Serbian agression on Vukovar in 1991, according to data from Vukovar General Hospital, 1624 people were killed and about 22.000 Croats and members of other ethnic groups were forced to leave the city. 261 person was taken away from Vukovar hospital, among them wounded soldiers and civilians; 200 of them were slaughtered in Ovcara. Where others were killed and burried is still not known. Several thousand of Vukovars were taken to Serbian concentration camps.
(translated from Slobodna Dalmacija, Croatian daily newspaper)
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