A (Broken) Homeland©
(THIS SITE HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE DECEMBER 1997)
Often our lives are difficult and too busy for us to be able to digest
so much information that comes our way every day. Consequently, more
often than not, we tend to overlook information that, we feel, does not
directly impact us. Even when we do pay attention, the information is
presented so matter-of-factly that it frequently leaves us emotionless,
unaffected, and therefore unmoved to act.
I am a Croat, a Croat of Albanian ancestry. In the last year1, my world
has tumbled down. My dear motherland (Yugoslavia) is in pain. My family,
my friends, my people are suffering. I feel the grief of loss of history,
lives, and future.
What can I do to contribute to lessening of this pain and grief?
I can not fight, even though that is what I feel I would like to do sometimes.
I can not tell the warring people to stop, they can not hear me.
But I feel I know what is right. If I could only motivate enough
compassionate people to pay attention, to act out their consciousness,
I will have fulfilled my duty.
- People Finder Service.
This free service was installed on January 11, 1996
with the hope that it will facilitate reuniting families and friends
from the countries of former Yugoslavia. It is an interactive, database-driven
services where you can enter or search for information about a
displaced or a missing person. It is no longer functional.
- Mostar, a short story with numerous pictures.
- Download a set of font types for the South Slavic
Latin character set.
(a 259K self-extracting file)
NOTE (1): This is an excerpt from a
newsletter which I published in summer 1992.
© 1995, ACS. All textual and non-textual information
presented in this collection is copyrighted by ACS unless otherwise stated.