When he was younger, Prend studied to be a tailor in Zagreb and
Novi Sad, then he worked in Detroit for a year in 1977. Now he works
at the National Theatre in Pristina sewing costumes and building
Prend stayed in his house in Pristina during the war.
The worst part for him was a three-week period when he and his family
had little food. The Serb police came by twice, but left them alone.
He saw other homes burning and Serb paramilitaries looting, but
the local Serbs didnt bother him. He said that before the
war he didnt have problems with his Serb neighbors.
He is grateful for what the United States did to help
and believes that if NATO, the U.S., and the Albanian people work
together, than things will be good. He also said that
he could live with Serbs who didnt commit war crimes. Many
people told us this, but the reality was that there is very little
tolerance for any Serbs today in Kosovo.