brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Husref H. ĆIŠIĆ
HUSREF ĆIŠIĆ, son of HUSEIN HUSAGA, born on September 5, 1909, in Mostar. Lawyer. Member of the Communist Youth League (SKOJ) since 1927 and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1929. A pre-war communist-revolutionary, arrested and sentenced by the State Court for the Protection of the State in May 1933 to one and a half years of imprisonment. Secretary of the KPJ cell in Mostar in 1939/40. Joined the National Liberation War and the Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia in March 1942, leading cultural and educational activities in the First Strike Herzegovinian Battalion. Fighter, captured and killed near Viduška Jama, the village of Morče, near Bileća, during the attack on the hospital in Zvjerina during the Chetnik uprising and the Italian-Chetnik offensive on May 30, 1942.
According to the archives of Radmilo Braca Andrić, the remains of Husref Ćišić were transferred and buried in the Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar.
From the memories of comrades:
“Unfortunately, our relatively well-organized hospital did not have a long lifespan. The enemy began to attack this territory, and we had to prepare for retreat. So, one night, while retreating from Izgor with his wounded, Dr. Mujić arrived at our hospital. After a few days, the Chetniks attacked our hospital. There were battles around the hospital throughout the day. It was the target of the attack, and in the evening, we were surrounded and captured (…) . They closed the group they singled out in the rooms of neighboring houses and tortured them there. On the night of May 29/30, 1942, they took them and threw them into Viduška Jama: Rista-Ćiću Milićevića, Husref Ćišić, and Husref Krpu from Mostar, Aku Selimović and Sejfudin Selimović from Bileća, and Hasiba Ramović and Aku Kazazić from Nevesinje.”
Husref’s father was Husaga Ćišić, a pre-war politician, critic of the Austro-Hungarian authorities (for which he served time in prison), and later an anti-fascist. In October 1941, he was the initiator and signatory of the Resolution of the Citizens of Mostar. The Resolution unanimously condemned persecutions, property confiscations, systematic killings, and deportations of the Serbian and Jewish population to numerous death camps. He is also known for demanding that a sixth flame representing the Bosniaks be added to the coat of arms of Yugoslavia.
Husref is the brother of the fallen fighter Mithad Ćišić. A street in Mostar bears the name of the Ćišić brothers.
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, 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; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 4. dio, Beograd; Džemil Šarac, članak „Sa Mostarcima“, Hercegovina br 9, str 221; https://bs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husaga_%C4%86i%C5%A1i%C4%87 ; https://mostarski.info/husein-husaga-cisic/; Članak u Pravdi 12.6.1933; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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