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Zlata's Diary

Zlata says the cellar is cold, dark, smelly, and revolting—but it's a place of refuge from the war. When bombs rain down on Sarajevo, the cellar offers Zlata and her family some hope of not...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2019 4:47 pm UTC

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Zlata is indeed too young to know the precise reasons behind the civil war in Yugoslavia. But she's certainly mature and intelligent enough to know that it's in some way related to the world of...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 7:20 am UTC

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Zlata's Diary

The Filipovices' house is situated in an especially dangerous part of Dubrovnik, which puts Zlata's family right in the middle of the crossfire. Behind the house there are strategically important...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2019 12:22 pm UTC

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As the war draws closer, the biggest fear for Zlata's family is their security and safety. Zlata's parents' fears start off very general. Zlata remarks how worried her parents are about the...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2015 5:11 am UTC

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Zlata's Diary

At first, the immediate impact of the developing Bosnian war appears to have more of an impact on the mom and dad than on their child, Zlata. While Zlata sees the “horrible” images on TV, her life...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2021 6:40 pm UTC

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Zlata's Diary

The most effective quotes from Zlata's Diary are ones where the terror of war can be seen through a child's eyes. Zlata's Diary enables us to see how a child sees war. The result is war's...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2016 4:33 am UTC

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Zlata's Diary

In the midst of war, Zlata struggles to maintain a sense of normalcy by not giving in to despair. Prior to the conflict, Zlata enjoyed going on vacations and practicing the piano, and she was about...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2017 1:07 pm UTC

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Zlata's Diary

By April 20, 1992, Sarajevo is a city mired in the depths of war. The firsthand account of the Bosnian civil war given to us by Zlata brings home what it must have been like for the many civilians...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2021 12:23 pm UTC

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Zlata's Diary

As June 1992 approaches, life in war-torn Sarajevo is becoming harder for the people trapped inside the city. The electricity supply has been down for some time, and as one can imagine, this...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2021 11:31 am UTC

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Zlata's Diary

In "Zlata's Diary," eleven-year-old Zlata Filipovic' tells the reader about her day to day life. In Sarajevo, from 1991, through 1993, war was tearing through the country and tearing apart lives....

Latest answer posted October 8, 2009 5:32 am UTC

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Zlata's Diary

In "Zlata's Diary," we read about the life of eleven-year-old Zlata. She calls the diary Mimmy and she relates the details of her life during the war in Sarajevo. On October 13, 1991, Zlata...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2009 2:47 pm UTC

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I think that Zlata's character is no different than many fifth grade children. She speaks of vacations and the same life that many children experience with school and their own world. Where her...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2012 10:20 pm UTC

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Zlata's Diary

Zlata Filopovic lived in Sarajevo during the Yugoslavian civil war. The city was under siege for four years, starting in 1992 when she wrote her diary. Especially at the time it is written, most...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2011 5:54 am UTC

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