Filipovic, Zlata (1981–)

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Filipović, Zlata (1981–)

Bosnian diarist. Name variations: Zlata Filipovic. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, 1981; only dau. of Malik (lawyer) and Alica Filipović (biochemist).

Dubbed the Anne Frank of the Bosnian War, began her diary at age 10; with Sarajevo under siege by Bosnian Serbs, her 2-year diary turned into a chronicle of the horrors of war and a young girl's loss of innocence.

See also Zlata's Diary (1993); and Women in World History.