brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Dušan J. MUČIBABIĆ
DUŠAN DULE MUČIBABIĆ, son of JOVO, born on October 11, 1907, in Mostar. A professor at Mostar Gymnasium, a pre-war communist, and one of the most influential Marxist intellectuals. He became a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) in 1940. Through his work in schools, societies, and associations, he exerted a strong influence on intellectuals and youth. He conducted classes for progressive youth at the People’s Library. He was captured and killed in the early mass Ustasha crimes in Mostar in June 1941, known as the “Vidovdan massacres.” He was among the group of local Serbs and well-known traders from Mostar who were taken towards Čitluk and Široki Brijeg and thrown into a pit in several villages of Čitluk, located about ten kilometers away from Mostar. These details are based on the testimonies of eyewitnesses, including Steve Milićević (the only survivor, saved due to the intervention of his German wife, who was released at the moment he was brought to the pit). Historian Savo Skoko recorded the names of the victims:
“In that pit, the following were thrown: Risto Čolović, merchant, Đorđo Čolović, merchant, Dušan Hamović, merchant, Mitar Hamović, merchant, Svetozar Toholj, locksmith, Ilija Toholj, merchant, Branko Čereković, cellarman, Milan Čereković, merchant, Đorđe Peško, merchant, Risto Vujačić, bookseller, Jefto Vujović, priest, Dušan Mučibabić, professor, Tošo Njunjić, merchant, Savo Kablar, tailor, Mladen Milutinović, trade assistant, Marko Kovačević, engineer, Dušan Komad, merchant, Dušan Aškrabić, priest Strahinja Čabak, official Mihajlo Miljević, merchant Miho Borozan, farmer Veselin Komnenović, merchant Trifko Trkulja, Ljubomir Krulj, cellarman Jovo Oborina, cellarman Pero Radulović, merchant Pero Čolić, locksmith Ljubomir Šain, merchant Vukašin Petković, priest Petar Pejanović, priest, and others.”
Dušan is one of the three professors whose names were recorded on the commemorative plaque at Mostar Gymnasium. The plaque disappeared without a trace during the war events of 1992-1995. After the war, the student dormitory in Mostar was named “Dule Mučibabić.”
https://poskok.info/mostarke-u-doba-okupacije-sloboda-nije-stigla-iz-bajke/ ; 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 (1961): Hercegovina u NOB 1. dio, Beograd, Vojno delo; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 2. dio, Beograd; Skoko, Savo (1991): Pokolj hercegovačkih Srba 1941. godine, Beograd ; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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