Former Czech Foreign Minister, Karel Schwarzenberg passed away last week. In this obituary, translated into English for Reset DOC, highlights the European statesman’s many achievements and important contributions to the Continent’s political thought and evolution from the end of the Cold War.
- SARAJEVO – Nowadays the body of the young man, who, a century ago, ended the lives of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia sparking an escalation that was to result in World War I, lies in Ciglane, a suburb in central Sarajevo. The body lies in a small chapel with no markings, and is not even shown in tourist guides. The words on the grave written in Cyrillic read: “blessed is he who lives forever as he was not born in vain.”