brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Ibrahim O. ALIKALFIĆ
IBRAHIM ALIKALFIĆ DUJE, son of OSMAN, born on November 10, 1918* in Mostar. Barber, member of SKOJ (League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia) since 1941. He was part of a group of volunteer youth from Mostar during the April War but was sent back after five days due to the capitulation. He participated in a gathering of SKOJ activists and leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the forest of Pršljani near Bugojno in August 1940 as one of the 15 representatives from Mostar. He joined the Battalion at the beginning of 1942 and was a fighter. He was killed during a Chetnik uprising in Dramiševo near Nevesinje in June 1942.
*According to the information from the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945,” the year of birth is 1918.
EXCERPTS FROM LITERATURE:
About the April War: “In the last truck, I see Fadil in a white coat, his comrades Ibrica Alikalfić, Čiča Milićević, Haldun Hrvić, Sulo Mehmedbašić, Ante Zelenika, almost the entire lineup of the first team of ‘Velež.’ I hear the song-oath of Mostar’s youth to the beloved city: ‘…We will not let our land
be trampled by fascists. …We would rather die than give away our land!’ Unfortunately, they returned from the battlefield in Montenegro after five days. (…) The front collapsed under the attacks of German and Italian armies.”
EXCERPTS from literature:
“Novica and Vaso Glogovac, along with 20 other villagers who were former partisans from the village of Dramiševa (…), deceived and disarmed 12 fighters (Mostar residents) from the composition of the partisan unit in Dramiševa. On June 4, 1942, the captured fighters were taken to the outskirts of the village, where they were shot and thrown into a lime pit, following Novica Glogovac’s orders. They were young men, mostly workers and students, all members of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) and the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ), namely: Ibro Duje Alikalfić, a worker from Mostar, fighter Džafebegović, Muhamed Hadžiomerović, a worker from Mostar, Branko Kosjerina, a civil servant from Mostar, Omer Kljako, a worker from Mostar, Salem Skikić, a worker from Mostar, Tomo Stipić, a worker from Mostar, Hido Šarić, a student from Mostar, Alija Šehović, a worker from Mostar, and Mustafa Kreso, a worker from Mostar. In this way, they killed 19 fighters in Dramiševo alone…”
According to the account of Enver Ćemalović:
“In the afternoon, around 4 o’clock, Jovan Glogovac arrived in the village of Kruševljane. He told the story that in Dramiševa and Zaborani, they had killed several communists and Montenegrins and disarmed 12 individuals from Mostar who were held in the basement of his house. He offered for the gendarmerie commander Ranko Ivančević to send about ten men, take over the prisoners, and hand them over to the Italians in Nevesinje. Since the villagers rejected this proposal, Jovan returned to Dramiševa. Upon Jovan’s return to the village, a Chetnik council was convened under the leadership of Novica Glogovac, who decided to kill the disarmed fighters. In the darkness, the Chetniks took the prisoners, led them to the outskirts of the village, and executed them.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; група аутора (1986): Херцеговина у НОБ 3.дио, Београд стр. 690 (БРАНКО ПОПАДИЋ, „КОМБИНОВАНА ПАРТИЗАНСКА ЧЕТА“); Drago Karlo Miletić (1990): članak „Italijanska reokupacija Mostara (septembar 1941 – juni 1943), Hercegovina br. 7, str. 119; Džemil Šarac (1997): članak „Sa Mostarcima“, Hercegovina br. 9, str 221. ; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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