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    Vukovar today

    by Nykaenen Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The house and memorial of Lavoslav Ruzicka, one of Croatia's Nobel Prize winners, was also destroyed (this is not his house; I had the photo but I deleted it not knowing it was his house).

    Lavoslav Ruzicka was born in Vukovar of Czech father and Croatian mother. He won Nobel Prize for discoveries in organic chemistry in 1939. More info at www.nobel.se .

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    Vukovar today

    by Nykaenen Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Further down the main street...
    It was Saturday afternoon, around 4 pm, and the city center was deserted except for our group. Don't wonder where most of the people were - they haven't returned to Vukovar yet. How could they? Where to? To these burned houses and offices?

    Ulica dr. Franje Tudjmana
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    Vukovar today

    by Nykaenen Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: We usually build tips to show what a certain place is. The following tips will show you what Vukovar is no longer.

    This is the beginning of the main street - Ulica dr. Franje Tudjmana. The street wasn't called like that before the war. It also did not look like that. It has never looked like that.

    Ulica dr. Franje Tudjmana
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    Vukovar today

    by Nykaenen Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Tennants of this apartment building were lucky - no direct hits, only shrapnels and bullets...

    Can you imagine yourself living in that building, looking at the thousands of bullet holes every time you want to go home?
    Some of the tennants have returned five years ago... that's their daily routine.

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    Devastation everywhere

    by dabuwan Written Feb 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Vukovar really impressed me. I am not a "war tourist" but it happened to me to visit countries where you still could see many reminders from recent wars, like Bosnia and others. But Vukovar is different: not just devastation everywhere, but you still can feel the hate and violence of the fights door to door. And the silence is astonishing.

    Central square of Vukovar.

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    Vukovar today

    by Nykaenen Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This was a family house, most likely with 3 generations living in it - grandparents, parents and children (such households are still rather common in Croatia).
    Are they alive?
    Will they ever return?

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    Reconstructions

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Reconstructed school is waiting for the first students in the school year 2002/2003. It was totally demolished in 1991 during the Serbian agression. Every reconstructed building is rising hopes that life could be established again as it was before 1991. I know it sounds pathetic but this people here suffered alot and aren't much confident regarding their future.

    reconstructed school

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    Reconstructions

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Nowadays this is the seat of the local Police and was one of the first reconstructed buildings in the town of Vukovar. Police has very important role in the normalisation of every day life. It is multiethnic, composed by both Croats and Serba and I hope it works good.

    the Police Station

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    Vukovar today

    by Nykaenen Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This was the biggest department store in pre-war Vukovar.
    In the city center. This is the view of it from the "Cross" monument. I didn't go close to it. I didn't have to.

    Vukovar department store
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    Vukovar today

    by Nykaenen Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Nothing was left intact in Vukovar.
    If a house or a building was not leveled to the ground, then only walls survived.

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