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Croatian Town’s War History Evokes Empathy for Migrants

As thousands of migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria pass through Croatia, locals are reminded of their own experience with war and refugees. Tens of thousands died in the country’s early 1990s war of independence from Yugoslavia, and hundreds of thousands turned into refugees. The town of Vukovar, not far from the migrant trail, suffered a particularly nasty siege, and its scars are still visible today. At Vukovar's war cemetery, a memorial prayer honors some of the many...

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