brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Gojko A. SAMARDŽIĆ
GOJKO SAMARDŽIĆ, son of ALEKSA, born on May 22, 1920, in Mostar. Tailor. Member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ). He participated in numerous underground actions in Mostar, such as acquiring weapons from abandoned barracks of the Yugoslav Royal Army. It is recorded that he and Života Neimarović, as tailors, sewed leather slippers for all volunteers so they could move silently through the city to join the detachment. He joined the insurgent units of eastern Herzegovina in the autumn of 1941, and later the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Herzegovina Brigade. Fighter. He died in Vučevo on June 7, 1943, during the Battle of Sutjeska.
Description of an action of the illegal fighters in which Gojko participated:
“After dark, Života gathered a group of communists and us SKOJ members. In our group, there were: Boro Balać, Đole Balać, Obrad Slijepčević, Boro Radan, Boro Zurovac, Gojko Samardžić, Ibro Džeferović, Vasa Maslo, Todor Neimarević, and me. We entered the abandoned buildings within the barracks compound. We climbed over the wall at Pešinovac because there was a guard at the gate. Gojko Samardžić and Boro Radan stayed outside to guard and wait for us to hand them what we took out. Following Života’s instructions, we only took military equipment: weapons, ammunition, bombs, tent wings, topographic maps, and other items. In this way, we carried out 17 military rifles, caliber 7.9 mm, two crates of rifle ammunition, and two crates of hand grenades. There was an open crate of 9 mm pistol ammunition, a significant amount of scattered rifle ammunition collected in a bag along with tent wings, multiple tent wings, numerous topographic maps, 2 pistols, 2 compasses, a typewriter, and various small items such as paper, pencils, and crayons. We handed these items to Gojko and Boro, and they transported them across the street and hid them behind the gate of the New Cemetery. Then we transferred everything to the cemetery and concealed them in graves and in the grass between them, and the next day we moved them to the Eagle’s Nest.”
grupa autora, Hercegovina u NOB 2. dio, Beograd; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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