brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Alija S. ĆIŠIĆ
ALIJA ALE ĆIŠIĆ, son of SULEJMAN, born on August 17, 1920, in Mostar, a machine fitter, player of FC “Velež” , member of the Communist Youth League (SKOJ) since 1939 and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1941. In the Battalion since April 1942, serving as a lance corporal. Survived the Fifth Offensive on the Sutjeska River. He was killed due to carelessness and betrayal by a villager while descending into Mostar on July 22/23, 1943. Shot by the NDH police during an escape attempt.
EXCERPTS FROM LITERATURE:
A vignette from the partisan life:
“At dawn on June 11, we set off to the area between Mrkalj-klada and Dragoš-sedlo, below Maglić Mountain, where we deployed patrols towards Prijevor, deep in the forests of Perućica Mountain, with the goal of securing the passage of the Central Hospital to Dragoš-sedlo. The Germans were on Maglić Mountain, where they had climbed a few days earlier, and they were shelling us from above with artillery while sending their patrols and reconnaissance groups to the foot of Maglić. One of those groups controlled the path we were moving towards Mrkalj-klada and stopped the entire Battalion. The company commissar, Šefik Obad, along with the commander Ahmet Pintul, Ešref Fejić, and Alija Ćišić, ventured through the forest, and when they reached above the German machine gun nest, our comrades bombarded the Germans with grenades, brought the light machine gun ‘Sharac,’ and 4 rifles with plenty of ammunition. After the Battalion passed, we rested in the forest. We were given a sizable piece of raw meat for food. It was forbidden to light a fire (…) “
Regarding the death of Alija Ćišić:
“On July 22/23 (…) Salko Fejić, Mehmed Arap, and Alija Ćišić went to Mostar to organize the delivery of food. They descended into the vineyards above Carina, where they were noticed by a peasant working in the vineyard. He immediately informed the police about their whereabouts. A group of Ustaše, agents, and policemen quickly arrived, surrounded the comrades, and opened fire on them. Salko Fejić and Mehmed Arap fled downhill. Fejić, wounded in several places, hid in a gap beneath the road and reached Dobrč during the night. Mehmed Arap sprinted into the outskirts and then circumvented the site of the attack in a wide arc, heading towards Dobrč. Alija Ćišić, a worker from Mostar, was killed while fleeing uphill. Upon arriving in Dobrč, Fejić and Arap told us about this new tragedy. The death of Alija Ćišić struck us down (…)”
One street in Mazoljice, Mostar, is named after Ale Ćišić.
In the photograph: Velež football players from 1933. One of the players is Alija Ćišić. We were unable to determine which one. If you have information about this, please let us know.
http://rsdvelezmostar.blogspot.com/p/fk-velez.html; Deseta Hercegovačka brigada (spisak boraca); Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; Seferović, Mensur (1958): “Bataljon u okupiranom gradu”, Sarajevo; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović; S. Špago.
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