Slow Dying: The Bosnian War Prison Camp at Visoko by Milenko S. Milanovic

Following the Bosnian War and his immigration to the U.S., Serbian refugee Milenko Milanovic would awaken from horrifying dreams—vestiges of his eight-month imprisonment in the Bosnian war camp at Visoko. For years, Milenko’s memories remained suppressed, but his experiences lived on in the loose-leaf diary he had kept hidden in the lining of his jacket. After his release, he compiled these notes into the book that would become Slow Dying, a harrowing volume that details his capture and subsequent internment—the starvation, beatings and death. This fourth edition presents his diary in English for the first time, accompanied by contributions from his fellow prisoners and Milenko’s own reflections on his imprisonment and life as a refugee. It offers a poignant and compelling story of personal survival during one of the most brutal conflicts in recent history.

About the Author

Milenko Milanovic immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1995 after his release from the prison camp at Visoko during the Bosnian conflict. He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, Izabela, and children, Bojana, Tamara and Ognjen.