brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Dejan M. POPOVIĆ
DEJAN POPOVIĆ, son of MANOJLO, born on March 21, 1911,* in Županjac*. He lived and worked in Mostar as an employee of the Cooperative Union. He was a tenant at Zlatka Vuković’s place and sympathized with the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ). Arrested on the day of Zlatka’s clash with the Ustasha on July 31, 1941, he was executed along with Zlatka, Ahmet Sefić, and his sister Vera. The proclamation about their execution was issued on August 1, 1941.
The place of their death varies in sources: according to some, they were shot two hours after their arrest in the courtyard of the Mostar Gymnasium, while others claim it happened in the village of Ovojci. A monument has been erected in Ovojci, engraved with their names.
*According to the information in the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, https://yu-nostalgija.com/prva-partizanska-eksplozija-u-okupiranom-gradu/; Konjhodžić, Mahmud (1981): “Mostarke”: fragmenti o revolucionarnoj djelatnosti i patriotskoj opredjeljenosti žena Mostara, o njihovoj borbi za slobodu i socijalizam, Opštinski odbor SUBNOR-a Mostar; Seferović, Mensur (1957): „Tajna partijske ćelije“, Sarajevo; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović, spomenicinob.info
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