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Arizona Psychiatrist Draws From Experience As Bosnian Refugee To Help Patients

Wounded I Am More Awake: Finding Meaning after Terror book cover
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“Wounded I Am More Awake: Finding Meaning after Terror" by Julia Lieblich and Esad Boskailo.

Some Bosnian refugees here in Phoenix lost relatives in Srebrenica. Members of the Bosnian Muslim and Bosniak community in Phoenix will gather on Saturday to remember the 20th anniversary.

Esad Boskailo will be there — he was a doctor in Bosnia, who spent a year helping civilians and soldiers on the front lines in the war.

After Boskailo was captured, he spent about a year in six different concentration camps.

He’s now an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona and co-author of the book, “Wounded I Am More Awake: Finding Meaning after Terror.”

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The "Walk to Remember" will begin at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Phoenix, starting at Civic State Park to Burton Barr Public Library. A program will begin at the library at 10 a.m.

Updated 7/10/2015 at 11:32 a.m.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.