The 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, the most violent chapter in the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, forced more than 2,000,000 people from their homes. Europe witnessed the greatest refugee crisis since the end of World War II and Germany became the primary refuge for Bosnians fleeing the fighting. “German and Bosnian Voices In A Time Of Crisis” is the story of what happened during those war years and afterwards when nearly 350,000 Bosnians came to Germany.
William Walker has worked as a reporter and editor in the United States and Europe for more than four decades and has written and edited for daily newspapers on assignments in over 50 countries. Walker began a 28-year career with the newspaper Stars and Stripes at Darmstadt, Germany, as a reporter in 1973 and was the newspaper’s worldwide Executive Editor when he retired in 2002.
Bosnia was a beautiful place for Ljubica Hidić. Camél, the great love of her life, worked beside her in the restaurant they built from their savings as workers in Germany. Daughters Ajka and Saša were almost grown and ready for families of their own.