Bosnian children’s gifts to Ukraine evoke parents’ memories


              Bosnian children prepare presents for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian children prepare presents for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Sajra, 10, poses for a photo with a holiday present prepared for Ukrainian children inside Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Asja, 10, poses for a photo with a holiday present prepared for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian children prepare presents for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Tarik, 11, poses for a photo with a holiday present prepared for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022.In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Sara, 10, poses for a photo with a holiday present prepared for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Filip, 7, poses for a photo with a holiday present prepared for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian children prepare presents for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Label stating who the package is intended for is seen on a present for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Iman, 10, poses for a photo with a holiday present prepared for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian children prepare presents for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Merjem, 10, poses for a photo with one of the presents prepared for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian children carry holiday presents for Ukrainian children at Safvet Beg Basagic elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Holiday presents for children on display in Ukraine prepared by Bosnian children at the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              The contents of a holiday present for children in Ukraine prepared by Bosnian children are written on a box at the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Mirela Geko, project manager at the War Childhood Museum poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Presents for children in Ukraine prepared by Bosnian children are seen at the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              A label with the logo of the War Childhood Museum featuring Ukrainian and Bosnian flags is placed on a present for a child in Ukraine prepared by Bosnian children , at the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. In homes and schools around Bosnia, youngsters have been preparing gift boxes they hope will put a smile on the faces of their peers living through war in Ukraine. For parents and educators helping the kids select what to send, the experience has awakened a rare found memory of the time when they were on the receiving end of the kindness of strangers while growing up and living in constant fear of death. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
Bosnian children’s gifts to Ukraine evoke parents’ memories