Most notably, he has written the book "Love Thy Neighbor." What I particularly enjoy about the book, besides his writing style, is that he isn't afraid to bring up difficult questions, such as our fasination with war and with news of atrocities.
Maass has a website where he has a blog, excerpts and reviews from Love Thy Neighbor, and a collection of articles he has written on a variety subjects, most notably Bosnia and Korea.
A few posts ago in my looooooooong post about reconciliation in Bosnia, I mentioned how important it was to also honor those who did good during the war; and I mentioned various instances that I had read about Bosnians of all ethnicities, including a doctor stationed in Srebrenica.
Here is an excerpt from Maass' interview with Doctor Nedret Mujkanovic
Mujkanovic said he treated men, women and children with all kinds of wounds and illnesses. He also cared for 20 Serb combatants who had been wounded in battle and captured. He says they got the same medical treatment as everyone else and the same food. "My greatest satisfaction as a humanist and a doctor is that they were carried into the hospital on stretchers, and they left on their legs," Mujkanovic said. "When they entered the hospital, they lay side by side with Muslims. They stayed in the same rooms, and they shared the food that Muslim families brought to the hospital. I guaranteed that nothing happened to them."
He remembers a Serb who was brought to the hospital with a severe knee injury and a gangrenous foot. "I fought for 10 days to save his foot and avoid amputation," Mujkanovic said. "I succeeded. When he started to walk, he said to me, 'Doctor, if we ever see each other again, you will learn how thankful I am.' He knew I had a son, and he said, 'I wish you could see your son.' That was the most sincere way of thanking me."
Peter Maass Website