brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Aleksandar M. DOBRIĆ
ALEKSANDAR ACA DOBRIĆ from Mostar, born in 1924. As an assignment by the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ), he joined the Domobrani in 1944 along with Esad Čerkić and Dževad Vrgora. He was arrested on the night of September 12 to 13, 1944, in Zagreb along with Mate Šokčević and nine other Home Guard members who attempted to organize the transfer of personnel and materials to the partisans. According to some memories, they were betrayed by a cook who informed the Ustaše about their intention. All those arrested were executed in Dotrščina Park on the same night, without trial, and buried in a mass grave. Their names were published as a warning on posters that were plastered all over Zagreb. An announcement published in the Ustaše newspaper “Hrvatski narod” stated that a total of eleven young men “attempted on the night of September 12 to 13, 1944, to persuade a part of their unit to defect and join the enemy. Failing in this, they attempted to defect to rebel bands on their own but were caught on the way. A brief procedure was conducted against these individuals, and after determining their ranks, they were executed.“
Acin’s name is listed among the victims in the virtual museum of Dotrščina.
https://abrasradio.info/prije-natpisa-bio-je-covjek-esad-cerkic-minja-pjescic-mostovi-hercegovine-2-0/; Nikica Barić, Ustroj kopnene vojske domobranstva NDH, 1941.-1945., Hrvatski institut za povijest, Zagreb, 2003.; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945. https://www.turizam.mostar.ba/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112%3Apartizansko-spomen-groblje&catid=41%3Aznamenitosti&Itemid=424&lang=hr; https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spomen-park_Dotr%C5%A1%C4%8Dina Jasmina Brković, Dunja Vranešević, Virtualni muzej Dotrščina IM 43 (1-4) 2012. www.dotrscina.hr https://www.spomenikdatabase.org/dotrscina; https://vizkultura.hr/pamcenju-su-potrebna-mjesta/; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945, Večernji list, 1.4.81, str.28,
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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