Where it all began (or went to an end)

Crossroad of Sarajevo, place of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip

There is a crossroad of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that was the pivotal point of the history of the modern world as we know it.

From this place on 28 June 1914 Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia

You can read this sentence on a memorial slab placed in the exact point from where, with some gunshots, Gavrilo Princip did his job.

The assassination of Franz Ferdinand was the spark that ignited the First World War with all its consequences: the collapse od the empires, the treaty of Versailles, the economical crisis in Germany, the surge of Nazism and the Second World War to put it short.

The place of the assassination as it was at the times.
Credits:
https://www.ilcaffegeopolitico.org/13622/dove-inizia-la-guerra-sarajevo-dal-1914-ad-oggi

So if you happen to visit this beautiful and tormented city, don’t miss to take a look at this crossroad: it’s very close to the old town and the market, and if we live today in this world, we owe it also to the gunshots of Gavrilo Princip.

Gavrilo Princip slab, Sarajevo

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