"We must acknowledge the extremes of human evil, and face the history of collective atrocity. We must understand the impact of cruelty and loss on those who escape and endure. And the only way to learn the hardest lessons of inhumanity is for the tale to be told so well that we permit ourselves to take it in, to appreciate the dignity of those who have been deliberately debased, but who act in small, decent ways. They share bread. They restrain anger that could damage a fellow prisoner. They testify and risk the reprisal of others and, even worse, the reprisal of unforgiving memory. This is my world, the world of those who witness trauma and terror and loss. These are my people, the victims who prevail, the therapists who listen, the journalists who witness, perceive, and relate.
"Read this book. It will take you where you would rather not go, but you will be better for going there."
--Frank Ochberg, MD, founder of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
I highly recommend this book to every student of social studies and to every single human rights sympathizer.
It's also exceptionally courageous from the author, Julia Lieblich to listen to all Boskailo stories and ask difficult and heart breaking questions.
Hopefully people will read the book and spread its positive message, that it is possible to go from tragedy to possibility.
This is a story that speaks to all of us and calls upon each of us to be mindful of our humanity. It is a challenging and revealing book but ultimately one of hope and healing.Published 2 months ago by Anne Marie Cardinal
Well written account of what NEVER should have happened after the horror of the Holocaust. Apparently, NEVER AGAIN, does not mean NEVER AGAIN. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marc Matthews
This book told a story about a tragedy that most of us did not pay enough attention to, and it is told in great detail. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Anna Marie Mars
Recommend to read this book. Describes what happened in Bosnia and Herzegovina during war. It is so unbeleivable such things could happen these days... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Sladana
Absolutely brilliant, a masterpiece. Something that every concentration camp survivor must have.
The first part of the book leaves a reader completely breathless, as one... Read more
Amazing book about harrowing and gripping story of life and death in concentration camps of 1990s Bosnia. Read morePublished on March 25, 2012 by Osman Gruhonjic
WOUNDED I AM MORE AWAKE is an intensely honest, moving, beautifully written and mind-blowing account of how Esad Boskailo survived the war in Bosnia and concentration camps, only... Read morePublished on March 21, 2012 by Susan Shapiro