brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Hivzo A. BEHRAM
HIVZO BEHRAM, son of ALIJA, born on January 12, 1920, in Rotimlja near Stolac. Educated and lived in Mostar. Sheet metal worker. Member of the Communist Youth League (SKOJ) since 1941, involved in underground activities in Mostar. In one of the planned assassination operations targeting the Chetnik leader Radmilo Grđić, he was supposed to cover the retreat. Arrested by the Italians in April 1942 in Mostar and sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment in Šibenik. After the capitulation of Italy, he returned to Mostar. Joined the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments in the summer of 1944, in the 2nd Battalion of the 13th Herzegovina Brigade. Fighter, died on September 24, 1944, in battles against the Chetniks near Arslanagića Most and Kravica near Trebinje.
Circumstances of Hivzo’s death:
“From September 26 to 30, the South Herzegovina Operational Group maintained its positions by exerting constant pressure on around 800 Chetniks in the fortresses of Jovanovića baterija, Kravica, and near Arslanagića Most. During September 28 and 30, in the decisive battle around Bileća, the Group repelled the attempts of these Chetniks to break through towards Bileća. In these battles, about 20 Chetniks were killed, while three were captured; 3 machine guns and 11 rifles were also seized. During these battles, our units suffered a total of 3 fatalities and 11 wounded. On the night of October 1st/2nd, the Chetniks abandoned the fortresses of Jovanovića baterija and Kravica and withdrew to the left bank of the Trebišnjica river via Arslanagića Most. This eliminated any possibility of reinforcements reaching the Chetnik defense in Bileća. The fighters Hivzo Behram from Rotimlja in Dubrave, Henrik Domanjski from Warsaw (Poland), and Mato Svalek from Karlovac (SR Croatia), fighters of the 1st/13th Brigade, fell in action.”
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; Komnenović, Danilo; Kreso, Muharem (1979): 29. hercegovačka divizija, IZ, Beograd ; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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