6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
highly readable, gut-churning journey.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica (Hardcover)
Arriving in Tuzla long after the war, my first non-media exposure to the horror stories of Srebrenica was through refugees there that still remain unsettled. Rohde's book documents much of what I heard from them, but only includes enough of the horror to paint the picture for us. He could have been far more heavy handed, but thankfully spared us. Many of these stories have circulated among the refugees for sometime, making confirmation difficult, but the author has done his best. His account of the actual fall of the town, and the flight of it's people is a highly readable, gut-churning journey for anyone interested in the subject. He has failed, however, in his analysis to provide a plausable explanation of what was going on in the ABiH at the time, or a convincing reason for Nasir Oric's absence. The epilogue falls short; as of this writing, Oric, with his shadowy connections, tailored suits and body guards wields influence in Tuzla, while the Srebrenica refugees continue to be exploited for economic and political gain. There is still a lot of digging to be done, and a continuing story unfolding. Let's hope Mr. Rohde will do a follow-up on his subject.