Profile: St. Louis Welcomed This Bosnian Muslim Woman. Now She’s Giving Back

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For Nermana Huskić, the seeds of her future as a resource and service provider for homeless people were planted young.

At the age of five, Huskić witnessed terror and violent intimidation by Serbian soldiers who barged into her home looking for her father and other male figures.

It was 1992 and the start of the Bosnian war. The Bosnian Serbs set out to cleanse the country of its Muslim population and gain desired land.

The war destroyed many families and killed more than 100,000 people. Luckily, Huskić’s family found a way out of their hometown of Zvornik to a nearby village. Though the village was supposed to be a safe zone for Bosnians, Huskić says the Serbian soldiers would shoot at the Muslims from above the village. Check out the full story.

By Andrea Henderson, St. Louis Public Radio


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