brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Džemal S. DELIĆ
DŽEMAL DELIĆ, son of SALKO, born on December 8, 1920* in Mostar, a locksmith by profession, and a member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) since 1941. He joined the Battalion in early 1942 and actively participated in the resistance. However, he was captured by the Ustasha forces near Konjic during the Chetnik coup in June 1942. He was handed over to the Italians, interned in the Mamula camp, and later released. He was subsequently captured during a raid in Mostar in July 1943 and executed in Ovojci, near Mostar.
On the same day, four fighters were executed in Ovojci: RADOJKA RACA IVANIŠEVlĆ-GNJATlĆ, worker, MEHMED HUSKOVIĆ, worker, SMAIL JUGO, worker, and MEHMED PALA, worker; and from the city, twelve illegal fighters: SALKO ČUKUR, worker, DŽEMAL DELIĆ, worker, HAMDIJA DIZDAREVIĆ, worker, ĆAMIL HADŽAJLlĆ, PETAR JANJALIJA, student, IBRO KAZAZIĆ, worker, JUSUF MALKOČ, worker, ZAIM NIKŠIĆ, AVDIJA PAVLOVIĆ, worker, TEOFIK PUZIĆ, worker, HALID SADIKOVIĆ, worker, and ALIJA SALAHOVIĆ.
After the war, Džemal’s mother testified: “As far as I remember, in the summer of 1942, my son Đemal, 22 years old, was suspected of being a partisan, so Croatian armed forces arrested him and handed him over to the Italians… and they sent him to the concentration camp at Mamula. He stayed at Mamula for a full 18 months. After that, he returned home. Just when he had been home for 18 days, the Germans arrested him again and took him somewhere. Since then, I haven’t heard anything about him. He complained to me that Mamula was very difficult because he had weakened due to hunger, so he was placed in a hospital where he recovered a bit. I don’t know anything about his current whereabouts and life. My son Đemal worked in the mine and was my main provider. He could earn up to 1500 dinars per month, in addition to coal and firewood.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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