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Brotherhood and Unity
Maker: Cedomir Kostovic
Date Made: 1993
Place Made: United States: Missouri
Measurements: 79.5 cm x 59 cm; 31 5/16 in x 23 1/4 in
Main Subject: Bosnia-Herzegovina (Europe); Human Rights
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Brotherhood and Unity Bosnia
Acquisition Number: 2000-170
"Brotherhood and Unity" was Josef Broz Tito's utopian slogan for the Republic of Yugoslavia. This slogan was used to unify Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, and Macedonia into a single nation, after their liberation from the Nazis. Tito (1892-1980) was the leader of Yugoslavia between the end of World War II and his death. Following Tito's death, his strictly imposed "unity" collapsed, and violence erupted along ethnic lines. This poster was produced in the midst of the bloody civil war that lasted 3 years (1992-1995). The three openings in the saw handle refer to Bosnia's three main ethnic groups: Serbs, Croats, and Muslims.
Production Notes: Printed with the same image on both sides of sheet, except that one image has blood on the teeth of the saw.
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.