Imagine your hometown turning into a warzone, having 15 minutes to pack up your most important belongings and losing friends and family along the way. For many Bosnians in St. Louis, these events still deeply affect their mental wellbeing.Continue reading Trauma and PTSD from the War Still Affect St. Louis Bosnian Community
At the age of 12, Faruk Mustafic helped his family refinance it’s home. As the oldest child, Mustafic was the only member of the family who spoke English fluently.Continue reading English language barrier impacts young St. Louis Bosnians
Elvir Mandzukic vividly remembers hearing bombs and seeing chaos from the Bosnian Civil War. The recent conflict in St. Louis has worried Mandzukic about going through the same thing again.Continue reading Bosnian immigrants in St. Louis face ‘backlash’ after 9/11
Dinka Sclendic decided not to share the trauma she experienced during the Bosnian Civil War with her son, Josip Dragic. In St. Louis, Dragic has made friends with diverse people.Continue reading Bosnian-Croatian Josip Dragic creates Limitless car group in St. Louis
This welcoming Bosnian-owned restaurant will give you a chance to try food from all over the Balkans. The best part is, it’s a seven minute walk from Webster’s campus.Continue reading Balkan Treat Box Brings Culturally Diverse Food to Webster Groves
Bevo Mill offered Bosnian refugees cheap housing, vacant buildings and English classes at the International Institute of St. Louis. Now, however, members of the Bosnian community are moving to St. Louis County.Continue reading Bosnia, Bevo Mill and Mehlville: where do refugees call home now?