brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Ivan A. KREŠIĆ
IVAN VANJA KREŠIĆ, son of ANDRIJA, born on September 27, 1921, in Cim near Mostar. A student at the Gymnasium. A member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) since 1940, arrested after the demonstrations in March 1941 in Mostar, and later by the Ustasha in the summer of the same year. Joined the Battalion in early 1942 as a fighter. Survived the Fifth Offensive and breakthrough at Sutjeska but died of exhaustion in the village of Dobrč in Podveležje in June 1943 on the way to Mostar, where the fighters of the Mostar Battalion sought refuge after the battle at Sutjeska.
Ivan’s name was recorded on the memorial plaque at the Mostar Gymnasium after the war. The plaque disappeared without a trace during the war events of 1992-1995.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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