brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Drago D. KNEŽIĆ
DRAGOLJUB DRAGO KNEŽIĆ, son of DUŠAN, born on October 30, 1922, in Mostar, a high school student, member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) since 1940, and KPJ since 1941, active in the school, the neighborhood and the Boy Scouts. Performed courier tasks. In the Battalion since September 1941, he was a youth leader in the company and died in the village of Doli near Bileća on November 15, 1943, in a battle against the Chetniks. In the same clash, BORO BALAĆ, MUHAMED LJUBOVIĆ, a worker from Mostar, were also killed, and later EŠREFA BILIĆ, a worker from Mostar, was killed. During the war, Dragoljub’s older brother LUKA KNEŽIĆ also died.
In a post-war article, he was described as “very combative and determined”, and that he “stood out for heroism”.
After the war, Drago Knežić’s name was recorded on a memorial plaque in Mostar High School. The plaque disappeared without a trace during the war events of 1992-1995. One street in Mostar was named after brother Knežić.
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; https://poskok.info/mostarke-u-doba-okupacije-sloboda-nije-stigla-iz-bajke/;http://www.most.ba/091/015.aspx ; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 2. dio, Beograd; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 4. dio, Beograd ; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
article: “Braće Knežića ulica”, Šefik Pašić (source: CIDOM)
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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