Life Against Death: Srebrenica

Imagine your town instead of my town, Srebrenica; your
people instead of my people, and your name instead of my
name. Then form your own judgement and try to answer this
question loudly and without fear, so that everyone hears:
“What did THEY do to the innocent people of Srebrenica?

And never do unto anyone what you would not want done
unto yourself


Kadir Habibović

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Weight 10.2 lbs
Dimensions 5.87 × 0.98 × 8.75 in

Kadir Habibović


Hardcover, Paperback






Behar Publishing LLC

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4 reviews for Life Against Death: Srebrenica

  1. Thomas Breslin, Ph.D.

    This is a gripping, intense story of how someone survived a genocide, many times barely, by drawing
    the strength to survive not only from his desire to be reunited with his Bosniak family but also from the
    inspiration of his religious sensibility and his desire that the genocide be remembered and justice be
    done. This is a gripping story, to say the least. I read it from beginning to end in one sitting, which I very
    rarely do.

  2. Ferid Muhić, Ph.D.

    Before you is the testimony of a man who was brought to be murdered with a group of his fellow
    citizens – all without guilt, without trial, without judgment – and who, thanks to his determination and
    circumstances, accepted the game of life against death. The guilt of those killed? They were Bosniaks by
    nationality, and Muslims by religion. As amazing as it may seem to you, the whole story is true! As well
    as the story of unpunished aggression against a sovereign UN member state; and the story of the
    genocide against Bosniaks committed by the Serb army; and the story of Kadir Habibović about his
    spectacular and victorious struggle of life against death. When you read a detailed description of
    everything that happened to him; not only the extreme physical exertion he endured in a state of
    hunger and thirst, but also the traumatic psychic experiences and nightmarish hallucinations and
    daydreams that shook him day and night – I am sure you will see the truth as well.

  3. Diana Bloom, Ph.D.

    Told by a non-professional writer, this true story filled my mind’s eye with images of extreme hunger,
    physical pain, spiritual searching, and camaraderie, and made me want to read on, following the writer’s
    journey from a devastated town back to freedom and his family. Although terrifyingly painful, the clear,
    direct writing provides a gratifying read, and gives voice to the survivors and victims of this slaughter,
    people who wanted merely to live their lives as themselves as they and their ancestors had for a long
    time before.

  4. Tiffany Grantham

    Kadir’s narrative of his escape from Srebrenica in the last days of the Bosnian War is both beautifully
    poetic and poignantly sad. It is also mesmerizing. The systemic starvation of his town, the unleashed
    hatred and torture of those with different names and or a different religion is unbearably heartbreaking.
    Having to leave your home and country, watching it destroyed and burned, not knowing if your
    brothers, daughter, wife or mother are alive … all are understood and felt with each footstep. The
    genocide done by co-workers and neighbors, who you considered friends, is horrifying.

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