The Tenth Circle of Hell: A Memoir of Life in the Death Camps of Bosnia


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About this book

In May 1992, the Bosnian civil war arrived in Prijedor, a city where Muslims, Croats and Serbs had lived peaceably for centuries. The Serb occupation of Prijedor was an exercise in what they referred to as ethnic cleansing; the Muslim and Croat citizens were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Among those who lived through this experience was journalist Rezak Hukanovic, and this memoir chronicles his time in the death camps of Omarska and Manjaca and the terror and torture he, his friends, family and neighbours endured at the hands of the Bosnian Serbs. Through his unbelieving eyes, we see how the patina of civilization is stripped away from aggressor and victim alike, and our notions of a basic human decency are called into question.

Reader's Thoughts

Peter Owens

Chilling. This generation's "Night."

Roberta Reynolds

This book gives you front row seating to what happened during the Bosnian Genocide war with Serbia in the 90's. I read this book in one day, just couldn't put it down.

Amanda Ttaylor

This was a very descriptive memoir about the Bosnian War. It is very graphic and moving. I highly recommend it.

Evie Dunbar

An amazing memoir from a survivor of the Death Camps during the Bosnian. If you don't walk away from this book having shed tears, sick inside and angered at the lack of humanitarianism shown by the West...something's wrong.


Didn't really like this.


Tragic and haunting look inside the Bosnian death camps.


A stark, beautifully written memoir. An interesting choice, to write from the third person.

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