Mirzo A. BALIĆ
MIRZA BALIĆ, son of ABDULAH, born on July 30, 1912, in Mostar, a merchant. An activist of the People’s Liberation Movement, in the autumn of 1941, he went to Sarajevo where he continued his activities and was part of the resistance movement in Sarajevo. In a shop in Sarajevo where he lived, the Ustashe found weapons intended for the partisans. He was arrested on March 28, 1945, and deported to Jasenovac concentration camp. Mirza’s younger brother, Mustafa Mujo Balić, was also arrested and taken to Jasenovac. According to tradition, the two brothers met in Jasenovac on the day they were killed (“both disappeared in a fire on the same day”).
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Photos: Halilbegović, Nihad (2006): Bošnjaci u jasenovačkom logoru;
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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