brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Ahmet A. SEFIĆ
AHMED* SEFIĆ, son of ALIJA, born on September 11, 1918, in Mostar, a construction technician. Student at the Technical High School in Sarajevo, from where he was expelled after a high school strike. Member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) since 1938 and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1939. He took part in an underground action with the activist Emina-Mina Haćam, they took abandoned weapons from the fortress above the Bishop Palace in Mostar. Captured in a Ustasha raid on July 31, 1941, at the Vuković family house in Donja Mahala, where a meeting of KPJ members was taking place for discussions and preparations for the struggle. When the Ustashe entered the yard, Zlatka Vuković, the wife of the late revolutionary Gojko, threw a bomb to enable their escape. According to one version of events, Zlatka and Ahmet were caught together. According to another version, initially only Zlatka was caught, and Ahmet was captured later (Zlatka’s son Slobodan and Jusuf Čevro were captured the next day). According to eyewitness accounts, Ahmet Sefić “escaped to the Neretva River with Slobodan, but he returned to the old house through a side road, where a sizable group of people, women, and children had already gathered. He blended in with the crowd and stood there as an observer. However, someone recognized him and exposed him as a spy, so the Ustashe captured him.” The next day, the Ustashe executed Zlatka, Ahmet, and two of Zlatka’s tenants, Dejan and Vera Popović, which was announced in a proclamation. The place of their death varies in sources: according to some, they were shot in the yard of the Mostar Gymnasium, while others claim it happened in the village of Ovojci. A monument with their names engraved was erected in Ovojci after the war.
* Recorded as Ahmed in the book “Memorial of Mostar 1941-1945.”
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Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović, spomenicinob.info
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